Often called disease of the century, Back Pain is the leading cause of disability in the world. It usually traps the patient in a vicious circle. Because of the pain, he will limit its movement which causes muscle atrophy and intense pain affecting his quality of life.
Thanks to its Movement & Traction therapy,
Atlas relieves back pain while helping patients retrain their bodies.
Its 4 micromotors apply a traction to the spine inducing an antalgic effect. Force sensors adapt the micromotors to follow the movement. The painless mobility allows physical exercises to strengthen superficial & core muscles.
The patient is guided through his exercises by serious games in the Japet interface. Different programs targeting flexibility, balance, posture, proprioception and strength are integrated to provide targeted and progressive workout. The objective analysis of the exercises gives a performance assessment during the treatment.
Atlas is used for daily training sessions in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, physiotherapy practices and health centers. Its use in a functional rehabilitation program is controled by a trained professionnal.
TRACTION & MOBILITY
“Lumbar extension traction in addition to stretching exercises and infrared radiation improved the spine sagittal balance parameters and decreased the pain and disability in CMLBP”
Diab AA, Moustafa IM. The efficacy of lumbar extension traction for sagittal alignment in mechanical low back pain: A randomized trial. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 2013;26:213-220.
“The patients showed increased motivation to perform the game-based exercises and increased dynamic short-sitting balance”
Betker AL, Desai A, Nett C, Kapadia N, Szturm T. Game-based exercises for dynamic short-sitting balance rehabilitation of people with chronic spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Phys Ther. 2007 Oct;87(10):1389-98
“The main idea of rehabilitation is to fight muscle loss caused by physical inactivity secondary to pain.”
Place of different methods of rehabilitation in coverage of common chronic low back pain. Rev Mar Rhum 2013; 24: 32-8