As part of our core and back strengthening programmes, we use specialist technology to isolate and strengthen the muscles of the low back and core.
Our MedX lumbar extension machines are the only ones of their kind in the South West and are unique to Core Strength Studios in Bristol. As well as being used on Harley Street, MedX is widely used in the US and is clinically proven to be extremely effective in the reduction of low back pain.
The MedX lumbar extension machine is the only exercise machine capable of achieving isolation of the low back. Without this isolation, it’s impossible to achieve true strengthening as the stronger muscles of the legs and buttocks take over. It’s also a tool to objectively measure strength, allowing you to see progression throughout your programme.
When you start a programme, you work on a one-to-one basis with your therapist to assess your strength through a set pain-free range of motion. This is then compared to the norms for your age, weight, height and gender and allows us to ensure your programme is effective.
You continue to work under the guidance of your therapist throughout the programme, maintaining the one-to-one contact throughout.
Extensive studies have been carried out on the MedX lumbar extension machine and it this research has shown that specific spinal strengthening exercises using MedX technology help people get better, even after multiple failed attempts at other forms of treatment. It has since helped tens of thousands of people significantly reduce their back pain. Links to the research articles