Traction helps to restore proper neck biomechanics and return
normal function to the spine, preventing degenerative processes.
helps eliminate neck pain and headaches, allowing you to
feel like yourself!
# 11367 in neutral lateral position with a negative
buckle (reverse curve) at the stress vertebra
and 14mm of Anterior Head Translation.
patient INFLATED on Posture Pump. The stress
is now C-5, measuring a uniform 45 degree
arc. Carefully note that this dramatic 53 degree
reinforcement is being accomplished with a
18 degree cephalad head tilt and only 10mm of
Posterior head translation!
Data supports spinal shaping benefits of Posture Pump .
Dr. Rick Graham
Posture Pump(r) equipment has recently been chosen by a
major university to aid in the performance of sophisticated
spinal biomechanical research. We have reason to believe
that this research may be very beneficial to the chiropractic
profession and will make it available when possible. The
support data below strongly underscores the need for proper
spinal alignment, disc hydration and lordotic shape.
Aging, degeneration and vertebral alignment
"Considerable evidence exists to support the
point of view that aging and degenerative changes are not
synonymous and that degenerative changes do not appear unless
the joint has been damaged by trauma. Many elderly joints
prove to be just as strong in torsion or compression as
the younger ones. Furthermore, degenerated joints appear
to be stiffer than normal but fail before the healthier
ones. This is a typical mechanical characteristic of scar
tissue and scar implies injury." (Harry F. Farfan,
M.Sc., M.D., C.M., F.R.C.S. "Managing Low Back Pain,"
W.II. Kirkaldy-Willis, Second Edition, Churchill Livingstone
Inc. 1988, p 25.)
Wolff's Law: "Established (1868). Every change in the
form or function of a bone is followed by certain definite
changes in its internal architecture and its external shape.
Equal pressure to the epiphyseal plates results in symmetrical
growth. Asymmetrical pressure results in asymmetrical growth
and vertebral deformity." (Cailliet, R. M.D., "Low
Back Pain Syndrome," Edition 4, Pain Series F.A. Davis
Company Fourth printing 1991, p 5.)
"The Posture Pump Spine Trainer achieves angular joint
separation by carefully lifting, stretching and mobilizing
the spinal joints. Normal spinal shape and disc nutrition
are enhanced while the dura, cord and nerve roots are lifted
into a safe, relaxed configuration. This is accomplished
with air pressures of less than 8-lbs." (Richard A
Graham, D.C., Huntington Beach, Calif.)
and healing the intervertebral disc
"For years, osmosis was considered the basis for variable
hydration of the disk matrix due to its colloidal state
and its anion radicals. Further studies (Liendry 1958) have
clearly shown that osmosis plays only a small role in the
hydration of the matrix. Most disk hydration occurs via
imbibition. If imbibition by the disk is a factor in its
nutrition, it is mandatory that there is alternating compression
and relaxation of the disk to ensure its sponge imbibition
action. Mechanically, this sponge-like imbibition ensures
entry of fluid through the semipermeable membranes, the
endplates of the vertebra and the outer annular envelopes
of the disk." (Cailliet, R., M.D., "Low Back Pain
Syndrome," Edition 4, Pain Series, F.A. Davis
Company. Fourth printing 1991, p 6-8.)
"Posture Pump is one of the most useful spinal rehabilitative
tools on the market today. I use it with all my patients
who require remolding of the soft tissues. Posture Pump
also promotes water imbibition into the spinal discs and
restoration of the lordotic curves. I also recommend the
home units for patients. I find that my patients like the
Posture Pump, are compliant with their prescribed schedule
of care and notice results almost immediately. For your
patients' sake, try the Posture Pump now." (Mike Sherman,
D.C., Kentner, N.J.)
"The initial few weeks after an injury are a critical
period. The importance of close care management, early aggressive
mobilization, and early return to work cannot be overemphasized.
Bed rest and other passive treatments should be kept to
the absolute minimum. Early protected mobilization of the
injured body part, combined with a gradual, progressive
increase in activities in a controlled, supervised manner
gives the best result." (Charles V. Burton, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Kirkaldy-Willis, M.A., M.D., F.R.C.S., F.A.C.S., "Managing
Low Back Pain," Second Edition, Churchill Livingstone,
1988, p 305.)
"I was involved in a motor vehicle accident in October
1994. Neuropsychological testing revealed I was left with
a 78 IQ, and it was doubtful I would be able to finish my
studies at National College of Chiropractic. Videofluoroscopy
revealed that I had no motion at C0-C1, C5-C6, and C6-C7.
After treatment by a chiropractor who utilized the Pierce
method of chiropractic, and the Posture Pump, I had full
resolution of my condition. As a result, I was able to finish
chiropractic school. I feel the Posture Pump is one of the
most powerful tools in my practice, and highly encourage
all my patients to purchase one. If anyone has any questions,comments,
please feel free to contact me 330-477-7940. (John F. Brown,
importance of posture
"Abnormal postures are well known to play a role in
the causation of pain and functional impairment leading
"Standard posture is defined by the Posture Committee
of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (1947) as
'Skeletal alignment refined as a relative arrangement of
the parts of the body in a state of balance that protects
the supporting structures of the body against injury or
"The physiologic curves are determined largely by the
shape of the intervertebral disks. All three (lateral) curves,
the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar, bisect the center of
gravity and balance each other. These curves viewed in an
erect position can be considered human posture. There is
no significant flexibility of the T-spine after spinal maturity.
There is also an effect on the lumbosacral angulation and
the resultant lumbar lordosis exerted by the cervical lordosis."
(Cailliet, R. M.D. "Low Back Pain Syndrome," Edition
4, Pain Series, F.A. Davis Company, Fourth printing, 1991,
"I want to drop you a note to let you know how impressed
we are with the Posture Pump cervical pump. When I first
saw it I was very skeptical that any machine that straps
you in and pumps you up would be even marginally effective.
My partner and I began using it only on sub-acute whiplash
patients and were impressed with the positive feedback and
marked improvement in the patient's condition.
"I reluctantly decided to use it on a female patient
with a herniated disc. Her condition had plateaued, and
I had used all other options, including traditional rehabilitation.
She responded positively, liked the machine, and returned
to work without any disability.
"By then I had lost most of my skepticism, but I continued
to use the Posture Pump sparingly. Again with reservations,
I used it on an older patient with advanced degenerative
joint disease and bony hypertrophy throughout the cervical
spine. It worked so well, he wanted to take it home! As
a result, all patients with DJD are treated with the pump
as part of their care, and there have been no adverse affects
have consistently shown that intermittent traction is superior
to continuous traction and I believe that is the key to
the effectiveness of the Posture Pump. It takes less time
than any other modality and has proven its effectiveness.
Please use this letter to help convince other skeptical
chiropractors! It works!" (K. Grog Cheney, D.C., F.I.A.C.A.)
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