Intelligent rehabilitation technology is helping China cope with its growing musculoskeletal problems

The 29th of September was a milestone for DAVID in China. The first public-private clinic for spine, hip & knee and shoulder problems was officially opened in Changshu, some two hours from Shanghai. The launch set in motion an ambitious plan to use intelligent rehabilitation technology nationawide to tackle China’s growing musculoskeletal problems caused by the …

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WorkStrong Physiotherapy: A distributor of Bauerfeind Australia

WorkStrong Physiotherapy is happy to announce that it has become a distributor of Bauerfeind Australia. Bauerfeind provides high-quality supports, braces, foot orthosis and medical-grade compression stockings which are designed to provide pain relief and stability. Bauerfeind products are exclusively made in Germany to meet stringent requirements in terms of quality, effectiveness and comfort. Graded medical …

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Creating a common language between physical therapist and patient: EVE profile reporting

An important component of the David Solution is the EVE platform. This blog article discusses how it creates a common language between the physiotherapist and patient. We also take a closer look at an EVE profile report from our champion MMA fighter, Tuomas Grönvall. When a patient trains on a David device, all of the training …

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Neurosurgeon’s active rehabilitation program changes people’s lives for the better

Dr. Luke Knox, a spine neurosurgeon based in Fayetteville, Arkansas began integrating the David Spine concept in 2016 into his Total Spine clinic that is a part of the Washington Regional Medical System. This article discusses his program and how effective it has been in improving people’s quality of life. Dr. Knox and his team always wanted to …

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Cervical Muscular Endurance Performance in Women With and Without Migraine

Published: Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 2019 Volume:0 Issue:0 Pages:1–24 DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2019.8816 Study Design Cross-sectional, controlled laboratory study. Background Despite previous evidence, the association between migraines and cervical muscular performance is unclear. Objective To compare the differences in neck flexor and extensor muscle endurance between women with and without migraine. Methods Twenty-six women …

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7 reasons why data-driven, device-based exercise therapy will change spine and orthopedic care

There is strong scientific evidence that structured exercise therapy should be used as the first-line treatment for a number of musculoskeletal problems. There are, however, no definitions for the best kind of exercise therapy for each problem. Both tools and methods are relatively randomly used to the best knowledge of each therapists. In this article …

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Data-driven rehabilitation improves St. Lucas’ productivity and outcomes

In a blog post Dr. Marc Soenen and Luc van Compernolle showed how St. Lucas hospital in Bruges, Belgium got nationwide reimbursement for their back and spine program. In this blog, they explain how their new data-driven DAVID rehabilitation system helps both patients and therapists by improving productivity, patient engagement, and overall outcomes. In 2015, St. Lucas decided to …

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How back-related sick days at Mercedes-Benz factory dropped by 75%

The partnership between a Spanish health service company Athlon Koop and David Health Solutions has produced successful company prevention programs in Spanish factories including Mercedes-Benz and Renault, among others. This article focuses on the case of Mercedes-Benz and how a company prevention program powered by DAVID helped to improve the operations at their factories. Asier Viteri, Director …

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Exercise performance, not your age, is the best guide to how long you’re going to live

Performance on a treadmill stress test, used to calculate your “physiological” age, is a better predictor of longevity than your actual chronological age. And when doctors talk about physiological age – whether their bodies are older or younger than the actual years they have lived – patients are more motivated to maintain their exercise regime …

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