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Meditrac Will Present its Innovative Concept for Treatment of Chronic Neck and Back Pain at the World Physical Therapy Congress in Vancouver


5/29/2007 11:26:59 AM

VANCOUVER, Canada, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Meditrac, a leading provider of innovative non-invasive medical devices for ambulatory treatment of spinal disorders, will be presenting its new "Traction on the Move" concept at the World Physical Therapy 2007 that will be held June 2-6 in Vancouver, Canada. The "Traction on the Move" concept was developed by Meditrac after intensive research that repeatedly demonstrated the effectiveness in treating chronic Low Back Pain (LBP), and neck pain combined with ambulatory traction and walking modality.

"Both our products, Vertetrac and the Cervico 2000, are designed with this concept in mind allowing a multidisciplinary approach, which combines traction with a dynamic rehabilitation program and physical activity during treatment," explains Orit Grober, Meditrac's founder and CEO. "The results speak for themselves- there is an increasing rate of success in the treatment of patients with LBP and chronic neck pain when treated with this approach."

A recent study conducted at the Spine Unit of Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Israel clearly indicates a significant improvement in LBP patients after using ambulatory traction combined with treadmill walking.

The study compared vertical ambulatory traction in 41 patients (group 1) to 35 patients treated by the same traction device (Vertetrac) combined with daily walking for 12 days and then 8 more sessions on alternating days (group 2). The pain score, lumber spine range of motion and satisfaction with treatment were examined '6 and 12 months following completion of treatment.

The results demonstrated improvement in pain score and range of motion at each follow up examination. The pain improvement in group 2 was significantly better than in group 1. One year after completion of treatment, 63% of the patients from group 1 and 78% of the patients from group 2 were satisfied with the results.

Vertetrac and Cervico 3D ambulatory traction products offer an effective and economical solution to treat LBP and neck pain in the clinic and at home. The products will be presented at the World Physical Therapy exhibition at Meditrac's booth no. 1100 on June 2-6, Vancouver, Canada.

About Meditrac

Meditrac is a leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative non-invasive medical devices for the ambulatory treatment of spinal disorders.

Meditrac's innovative medical devices include: The Vertetrac lumbar ambulatory traction system, a cost-effective device for treating lower back pain problems and sciatica which outperforms traditional traction by combining traction with a horizontal force to enable simultaneous 3D decompressive traction therapy. With DBS Rail for treatment of Scoliosis. The Cervico 2000, an ambulatory traction device targeted at the cervical spine for the treatment of acute and chronic neck pain, is one of the few devices that enable both symmetric and asymmetric traction to the cervical spine.

For more information please contact Meditrac Toll-Free in the USA: 866-732-0170, or visit the company's website at, www.meditrac.co.il. Company Contact: Orit Grober Meditrac Tel: 866-732-0170 info@meditrac.co.il

Meditrac

CONTACT: For more information please contact Meditrac Toll-Free in theUSA: 866-732-0170, or visit the company's website at, www.meditrac.co.il.Company Contact: Orit Grober, Meditrac, Tel: 866-732-0170,info@meditrac.co.il



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