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JEMK - Equipment and Tools for Rehabilitation

JEMK AB specialises in equipment and tools for rehabilitation and training for the spine.

Our product PROTEC FMT (Floating Manupulative Therapy) is the world's first vertical gravity-free system for the treatment of back pain, neck pain, hip joint exercise and leg hamstring exercise. PROTEC will be launched in the european market at MEDICA 2009 in Düsseldorf.

PROTEC a floating exercise machine is a safe and natural way to eliminate the downward pressure of the upper torso on the lumbar spine. As the spine becomes decompressed through unloading and positioning, water, blood and nutrients return to the damaged area. "Floating" reduces pressure on sensitive nerve fibres, joints, and discs causing the pain. Each treatment takes 10-20 minutes.

Common causes of back pain

The first and most important thing you should know about back pain is that your pain is a result of a mechanical problem involving gravitational pressure, posture and muscle strength. Your spine is composed of several bones called vertebrae, and in between each vertebrae are fibrous discs filled with a gel-like substance called the nucleus pulpose, which provide flexibility and cushioning to the spine. The vertebrae protect the spinal cord, and from the spinal cord extends a vast and intricate network of nerves that weave around and grow away from the spine like branches on a tree.

With the surrounding tissue so dense with sensitive nerves, it is easy for the spine to shift and cause pressure on these nerves. Accidents and numerous other activities, like lifting a very heavy box, can throw the spine out of alignment, resulting in anything from minor discomfort to excruciating pain that can last for months on end. Sometimes the trauma may actually tear or rupture the disc wall. With all the stresses that we humans put ourselves through, most of us will at some point in our lives experience a shift in our spine. Sometimes our spine is able to put itself back together after a day or so, while other times, the trauma is too severe for the body to re-adjust itself.

References

Donald Chu, Ph.D
Athercare Fitness & Rehabilitation - Castro Valley, CA
(510) 885-9840
don.chu@athercare.com

Jeff Jones, MSPT
Central Physical Therapy - Roseburg, OR
(541) 673-1808
jjones@taiweb.com

Dr Alan Burke, MADC
Tracy, CA
(209) 836-2225
alabmadc@yahoo.com
www.tracyspinalcervicalandlumbardecompression.com

Sheryl Einfalt, MPT
Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director
Ohlone College Health Sciences - Newark, CA
(510) 742-3105
seinfalt@ohlone.edu

Mike McGee, PT
Fairway Physical Therapy - East Syracuse, NY
(315) 656-4217
fairwaypt@aol.com

Dr Elkins, DC
Dr Elkins Chiropractic - Bowling Green, KY
(270) 715-7000
www.elkinschiropractic.com

JEMK AB is currently searching for distributors in Europe.

For more information please contact Kenneth Hedman MD, kenneth.hedman@jemksweden.se

JEMK AB
Box 2089
194 02 Upplands Vasby
Sweden

Tel: +46 8 590 32980
Fax: +46 8 590 329 81
Kenneth Hedman President, mobile +46 70 5354203
www.jemksweden.se