& Rehabilitation Inc.
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A Typical Visit
3) Before stretching and warm-ups are performed an instrument called the MDT will be used to deliver a back to forward repetitive force over the neck that is just sufficient to cause the hands to tingle.
4) Next you will be required to perform spinal muscle stretching exercises that are designed to stretch postural muscles.
5) You will follow the muscle stretching exercises with ligament and disc stretching exercises called loading and unloading cycle exercises using a cervical traction device and a wobble chair. Use of these devices is especially designed to temporarily change the composition of the discs nucleus from a firm motion-restricting hydro-jell into a supple, easily mobile hydro-sol solution so that the spine can be easily and painlessly mobilized-adjusted and lost fluids regained during other rehabilitation procedures.
6) After your spinal soft tissues are ready to be treated, your treatment begins while lying prone on a flat table with a cut-out for your face. Your treatment will start with a procedure called the diaphragm pump. This procedure forces you to breathe deeply against a controlled resistance until you can easily take a full breath that completely fills your lungs.
7) After the diaphragm pump is completed, a special tool called a PTLMS is used over areas of the spine that are or have been inflamed and/or over spastic muscles. The PTLMS is a pummeling tool that rapidly pumps toxic waste called algo-genic inflammatory exudates, (AEI) from the painful area in need of manipulation-adjusting.
8) Then you are directed to lie supine and are briefly examined and then treated to your needs, by the doctor.
9) After manipulation-adjustments (treatments) are completed the patient is again examined briefly to assure their needs found by the before treatment brief exam have been corrected.
10) Treatment is concluded by the patient wearing head, shoulder and hip weights. The amount and placement of the weights has been determined by testing after the initial examination was completed. Weighting is a very important part of the Pettibon System spine correcting and strengthening procedure. The weights reflexively causes the patient's own neuro-muscular system to correct the spinal form and functions relative to gravity, while at the same time rehabilitating and strengthening the spinal ligaments and muscles so that they can eventually maintain spinal form and function with only weekly home care rehab procedures.