As an orthopedic physical therapist, I have been using the PR3000 in my clinic and have found it to be one of the most effective methods for improving spinal motion in a variety of pathologies, syndromes and conditions. It is safe, and extremely effective. My patients line up to get on the apparatus, and request time on it due to the amazingly simple protocols for relieving back pain, stiffness and segmental restrictions.
The most impressive characteristic is the ability to improve low back range of motion and improve postural alignment with one session. It would appear to be a new application of spinal stabilization in a functional, weight-bearing position, which is the final goal of all spine rehab programs.
This device is going to change how we approach spinal rehab. It does things that cannot be done by traction, manual mobilization and exercise, regardless of the approach or technique. The key seems to be the compressive stabilization of the pelvis while segmentally controlling spinal motion in all cardinal planes and diagonals.
Due to the stabilizing characteristics, the motions is now pain-free and allows the nervous system to re-educate the muscles, thus establishing new neuromuscular firing patterns.
For the clinician treating spinal patients this is a must, I have not been this impressed with outcomes in many years as a manual therapist. This device is a the vanguard of a new approach to spinal rehab.
I have no financial interest in this company, but a huge interest in helping my patients quickly and effectively. This gratification of having a patient who cannot move without pain, suddenly touch their toes pain-free is tremendous and comment that they have not felt this good in years. This is why we do what we do.