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Advanced Spinal Technologies, Inc. Presents Positive Patient Treatment Results To The American Academy Of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)

10/23/2006 11:12:14 AM

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Spinal Technologies, Inc. (AST), presented positive results at the 12th annual Scientific Session of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists yesterday in Charlotte, NC.

In this, its first presentation to the medical community, entitled:

"The Efficacy and Safety of a Powered, Handheld Spinal Mobilization Instrument

in the Treatment of Patients with Chronic Back Pain."

Successful patient outcomes for individuals treated with its FDA cleared medical device, the Advanced Spinal Mobilization Instrument (ASMI) were demonstrated. The study details the clinical results in patients with Chronic Back Pain greater than 3 months in duration, and included reductions in pain, disability and improvements in function.

Treatment consisted of Powered Spinal Mobilization with the ASMI 2 or 3 times per week for 4 weeks. Patients were examined, completed questionnaires and received range of motion and strength evaluations before beginning and again upon completion of treatment.

After one month of treatment, 11 patients (65%) showed improvements in walking; sitting or standing while 9 patients (53%) experienced reductions in pain and improvements in sleeping and social life on The Oswestry Disability Scale, a validated and commonly used measure of disability for patients with chronic conditions. In addition, 14 patients (88%) demonstrated some measure of pain relief and about half of all patients said their pain was more than 50% improved after just 1 month of treatment. Importantly, several patients demonstrated 90% - 100% relief of pain.

Jeffrey R. Perelman, M.D., President of Advanced Spinal Technologies commented, "I am thrilled to present our positive clinical experience performing Powered Spinal Mobilization treatments with the ASMI. After just one month of treatment, patients demonstrated Powered Spinal Mobilization to be a safe and effective treatment for back pain. More importantly, patients have continued to improve and are getting lasting relief from their symptoms. I look forward to additional research and patient experience supporting the efficacy and success of our treatment including long term results for these patients as well as future studies demonstrating the successful use of the ASMI in a variety of settings for various conditions that result in back and neck pain."

Ross Mandell, Chairman of Sky Enterprises and Advanced Spinal Technologies, commented, "The presentation of this successful clinical data represents a major milestone in the introduction of the Advanced Spinal. On behalf of Sky Capital investors, I am proud that AST continues to make tremendous strides Sky Capital became involved with this incredible technology, with the intention to commercialize it worldwide. The presentation and publication of this and future data furthers this goal."

About Advanced Spinal Technologies:

Advanced Spinal Technologies, Inc. is a medical device company that features new technology to promote spinal health. Its first device, the Advanced Spinal Mobilization Instrument (ASMI) has been in clinical use in the United States, the United Kingdom, The Republic of Ireland, Australia and other countries around the world for almost ten years. The ASMI has become the basis of a carefully designed and novel therapeutic procedure known as Powered Spinal Mobilization, the single most effective means to restore spinal mobility, flexibility and function alleviating Back and Neck Pain; and has been cleared for clinical use and marketing by the United States Food and Drug Administration. AST holds the marketing and intellectual property rights for the ASMI in the United States and Worldwide (excluding the U.K. and The Republic of Ireland). For more information, go to

Advanced Spinal Technologies, Inc.

CONTACT: Kathleen Whitledge, Director Marketing and Promotion of AdvancedSpinal Technologies, Inc., +1-561-338-9700,

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