Spinal analysis (Tergumed)
Scientific studies show that patients suffering from back pain exhibit significant muscle deficits and imbalances. The Tergumed treatment program addresses these by combining two forms of therapy: muscle-development training and endurance training. This therapeutic method has proved highly successful in studies of patients with back pain.
Diagnostics and training
Each therapeutic treatment program begins with a comprehensive diagnosis to determine the performance and loading capacity of the spine. Analyses are performed with the help of computer-aided Tergumed devices to reveal muscle deficits and imbalances. The data is then evaluated to establish the patient’s spinal profile in comparison with data obtained from the spines of people not subject to pain. In addition, an Ergometer-based cardio test is used to determine the patient’s endurance.
On the basis of the diagnostic data, a custom-made training regimen is drawn up that addresses muscular deficits in a targeted manner and increases the spine’s loading capacity, offering pain relief and alleviating other issues.
Muscle-development training is performed in accordance with a specialized biofeedback training method employing control screens. Each treatment unit concludes with cardio training on a pulse-controlled ergometer. Muscle-development training improves strength and coordination, and cardio training improves peripheral metabolic processes and circulation in the painful area, counteracting back pain and relieving the spine.
After several weeks of systematic, targeted training, a final diagnostic test assesses the program’s effectiveness and establishes its success by comparing the results to those of the initial test.