Entries by Lori Klink

Drop-piece adjustment on the Neural-flex

Very few of us need a tutorial on using a drop-piece for pelvic-rotation adjusting. The Neural-flex incorporated a crisp, effective drop-piece into its normal articulating segments last year. The premise was to afford the doctor the ability to adjust relevant PI/AS pelvic rotations (pre or post NOT during the pull) decompression to reduce time and […]

A Simple way to protect your NF table from dirty shoes…..

This is a pet-food tray made of firm but flexible ABS plastic (1/16″ thick). It’s available in Walmats’ pet dept. for under $5.00. It’s easy to store under the table and won’t damage the Naugahyde. If you or your staff simply prefer not to have every patient remove their shoes (or forget) and fabric-covers seem ineffective […]

Effects of augmented trunk stabilization with external compression support on shoulder & scapular muscle activity and strength during isometric shoulder abduction.

Janng HU et al. J Electromyo Kneiso Apr;25(2) 2014This study gives more directed research to the phenomena behind the ATM2 restraint/belting/repositioning. The authors wanted to evaluate the ATM2 (external pelvic and/or thoracic compression) effects via EMG on muscle activation properties with external support (the ATM2 premise).  They evaluated several scapular stabilization muscles (upper trapezius, serratus, […]

Decompression Force Calculus

In a general sense there can be no absolutely accurate ‘traction-force calculation’ since most mechanical attributes patient to patient are unknown. However we have to make assumptions and these are based on both morphology, function, patient condition and duration of pain. It makes sense to “limit the liability” in ALL cases, however limiting the pull […]

No bolsters; the incorporation of leg support while supine

When designing the Kdt Neural-flex it was decided NO cumbersome split-bolster, dual rubber bolsters or ridiculous support-stool would be used. Instead we created a revolutionary configuration incorporating leg-support and attendant pelvic ‘flattening’ into the table…eliminating the need for bolsters. In our testing clinics and now in the field for nearly 8 years this has proven […]

An example of Shrinkage Phenomena and decompression

In regard the previous blog on “classic herniations” this pre-post MRI series certainly reveals an excellent reduction in hernia size and impact. The frustrating component of what we do, and all of physical medicine is the inability to absolutely know what part of pain relief, healing and improved function are directly attributable to our interventions…vs. […]

“Classic” disc herniation

Not that we haven’t all seen these pictures innumerable times but it is wise to recognize both the classic look on MRI and the illustration. It’s also important to recognize these presentations are neither ubiquitous nor inherently ominous if you look at population studies. Lifetime prevalence of a “true pinched nerve” is about 10% and […]

Are you getting familiar with Inversion options on the Neural-flex?

We designed the articulations of the Neural-flex so a modest ‘Inversion’ position could be achieved by simply pressing two buttons simultaneously on the controller. The inversion posture allows approx. 35° of declination either prone or supine. The Prone-declined position creates a robust ‘unique selling proposition’ especially with the addition of various instrument adjusting procedure (such […]

Why aren’t you trying manual-distraction on your Neural-Flex?

I talk to a lot of clinicians and am amazed how many have seen out ‘manual/direct-contact (hands-on)’ distraction techniques but don’t give it a try. Recently I had a phone conversation with a doctor who tried it after finding little success with her typical decompression procedures. The patient condition seemed to indicate an upper lumbar […]