The Invertabelt was designed by physical therapists to solve a specific problem – back pain. Its original intent was to bridge the treatment gap that exists for patients between subsequent treatment sessions by providing mobilization, overpressure, and traction to the specifically targeted spinal segment. The Invertabelt has two patents issued.
Art Versus Science
As the Invertabelt System has continued to be developed, The Oakford Group believes that an excellent adjunct treatment program that works in conjunction with the physical therapists and their clinical expertise has been created.
Did you know that during a subjective and objective examination a physical therapist will triage between 50-500 different variables to formulate a unique set of exercises for each patient? We understand that there is no self-help book or instructions that can ever replace the evaluation and assessment skill that the physical therapist can provide for and to the patient.
Although best practice guidelines and evidence based research is at the forefront of every therapist’s treatments; knowing when to implement exercise progressions and how to manage each patient’s unique situation is some times more art then science.
The Invertabelt Program provides exercise progressions that follow best practice guidelines and evidence based research. The Invertabelt is appropriate for patients in acute, subacute, and chronic pain.
Progressions begin using spinal position techniques combined with Grade I mobilizations for acute injuries. Treatments are easily adapted as the patient progresses to subacute and chronic phases of the healing cycle. As the patient progresses, treatment duration, intensity and goals change; therefore, the multifaceted nature of the Invertabelt offers endless exercise options for each patient.
With 75% of all low back pain patients demonstrating directional preference, The Invertabelt Program offers solutions for lateral shifts, flexion, and extension based treatment patterns.
As the patient progresses, The Invertabelt provides lower extremity stretching techniques, and important transverse abdominal and multifaceted strengthening progressions.
The reoccurrence rate for low back pain is approximately 60%. Stretching and strengthening exercises progressions are vital to prevent reoccurrence. One of the most important factors in preventing reoccurrence is patient posture awareness. The Invertabelt offers posture support at the targeted spinal segments by providing a posterior anterior force vector. The versatility of The Invertabelt Posture Support System works in a patient’s favorite chair or in the bleachers at a sporting event.
Low back Pain Stats
-80-90% of individuals will experience low back pain -Direct and indirect costs of over $100 billion annually -Back pain has 1 year prevalence of 40% -75% of individuals experience a directional preference -Low back pain has a reoccurrence rate of 60% -Approximately 50% of patients receiving outpatient treatment have low back pain