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Why Patients Stop Treatment
A doctor or therapist can’t predict what pull poundage will cause a bad reaction to the pull, because it is different for each individual patient. But, the Hill DT table can! It can sense when that threshold is approached by the patient and reduces the pull. Is it worth the extra money to have a patient not quit treatment and ask for their money back because of the spasm they had for two days as the result of a bad pull? No way. Those are the patients that the cable-based traction/decompression table doctor is thinking about when he looks at the Hill DT table. Ask yourself, “Of the patients that have failed, what is the number one reason the patients stopped treatment?” My experience confirms that.
Dr Randy Reed – Chiropractic Rehab Specialist
HDTSNetwork posted an update in the group Hill DT Decompression Case Studies & Clinical Data: 6 months, 3 weeks ago · View
Flexion Distraction & Hill DT Decompression?
The question is often raised, “If I am already doing flexion/distraction or Cox TechniqueTM in my practice, why would I want to add decompression therapy?”
This is a great question, especially if you are getting excellent outcomes with your difficult disc cases. Clearly research has indicated that flexion/distraction (F/D) can lower inner discal pressure. Lowering inner discal pressure is key to assisting the body in the recovery of acute to chronic discogenic pain and biomechanical dysfunction. This of course has also been well documented with decompression therapy. However, there are some disadvantages to only utilizing F/D technique that may not be immediately realized.
First, F/D is doctor dependent meaning it is a technique that is applied by the chiropractic doctor. Therefore, it ties up the practitioner for 10-20 minutes or more as he/she is applying this technique. If you have a busy practice or are looking to grow your practice, this approach can impede your ability to serve more people due to the time necessary to perform the treatment. Spinal decompression therapy, on the other hand, can be delegated to a certified staff member or technician. This frees up the doctor to provide higher value services or perform procedures that only the licensed chiropractor can do.
Second, F/D is technique driven meaning the effectiveness is directly proportional to the proficiency of the provider. Clearly a majority of DCs are practicing this technique but consistency between doctors will likely vary provider to provider. The use of F/D can even vary treatment to treatment as performed by the same provider because each visit is applied manually. In contrast, spinal decompression therapy is not manually applied. The application of force is precisely calibrated. The table provides computer-controlled movement consistently and safely to the patient with each treatment.
Third, F/D may not address all aspects of the disc disorder as it focuses more on the posterior aspect of the spine. Research has shown that the minimal amount of pressure in the disc is established in the supine position. Being in a prone position is great for posterior conditions such as facet syndrome, posterolateral herniation and certain subluxation complexes, but not all. Spinal decompression can effectively treat all anterior and posterior conditions such as disc herniation including extrusion or protrusion, degenerative discs, facet issues, failed back surgeries and other conditions that have not responded to other conservative treatments.
In summary, spinal decompression therapy has none of the limitations that F/D may encounter. It is not doctor dependent. It is a consistent, precise, computer-controlled treatment that addresses all aspects of the biomechanical dysfunction that leads to many spinal conditions. The high success rate of the Hill DT has consistently proven it can achieve great outcomes. It easily integrates into any practice and through the training program can be implemented quickly and effectively.
Connecting the Dots: Intradiscal Pressure and Inflammation
HDTSNetwork wrote a new blog post: Research Results: Measured Success – Evaluating the effectiveness of spinal decompression therapy 1 year, 3 months ago · View
Recently Chiropractic Economics published research titled:
Measured Success – Evaluating the Effectiveness of Spinal Decompression Therapy.
Using the Hill decompression table and the therapy protocols being taught by HillDT the favorable patient outcomes exceeded 90%! Click ‘ Here‘ for the full Research Article If you would like to learn how you can get similar results please call [...]
HDTSNetwork posted an update in the group Hill DT Decompression Case Studies & Clinical Data: 1 year, 5 months ago · View
We recently met with a HillDT Physician who purchased and was trained on his Hill DT table about a year ago. He presented on his patient – she was having complications related to a discectomy and was in a wheel chair. After 12 DT sessions she was up and walking.
We are thankful to be able to share the Hill DT technology and teach the protocols to help achieve these life changing results!
Non-surgical decompression of the cervical or lumbar disc is an ’event’ not a ’technique’.
Best Technology = Best Patient Outcomes.
Coming Soon! New research on the Hill DT to be released by mid-west university documenting superior patient outcomes using the Hill DT Table technology and HillDT Training Advantage.
HDTSNetwork wrote a new blog post: Please Welcome the Talented Sherry Wood to HillDT! 2 years, 1 month ago · View
To meet the growing demand for the fantastic Hill DT Spinal Decompression Table & our Results Based training we’ve brought Sherry Wood on-board to better serve our current and future clients in N America.You can learn more about Sherry and her career accomplishments on LinkedIn here.She’s kind of a big deal!You may contact her directly at 616-350-0122 [...]
HDTSNetwork posted an update in the group Hill DT Decompression Case Studies & Clinical Data: 2 years, 4 months ago · View
Are we getting good outcomes? Hell yeah!
We are getting so many amazing results…
· Mid 60’s heavy lady, constant low back, hip, knee and feet pain, despite regular Chiro…one session on the DT and she has a spring in her step and a smile on her face , she is wrapped……and committed to completing her 20-30 sessions over 2-3 months, as are all of the below cases…..these are just some off the top of my head…..
· 64 yr. old man with a 50 year history of low back pain…lifted a heavy bale of hay at 15 yr. of age…numb from the knees down, can’t feel his feet, thought the numbness was his diabetes…. during his first session he felt warmth down his shins…after 8-10 sessions he can feel his feet…wasn’t the diabetes…now has a confident gait and wants to know when he can start jogging…I said, ‘crazy fella, NO jogging !! Jeez J” But it is great that he feels like he wants to jog! I am doing a case study on his neck as well, so he is paying for his lumbar DT and getting his neck done for free, then I will get another CT on his neck.
· Acute lumbar discs in 22 yr old girl, bilateral nasty sciatica….now totally free of all pain, can sit for 8 hr. days, happy as…..we had a pre MRI on her and are about to do her post MRI which I am paying for, as a case study…although she was symptom free after 2 months we are continuing care and doing the MRI at 3 months…..
· 84yr old lady, bilateral numbness in hands, couldn’t pick up small objects…now after just 3 sessions can feel her hands and can pick up small objects!
· Mid 50’s lady, chronic neck pain, after just two weeks has normal ROM and no neck pain…
· 70 yr old lady with severe DJD at C3/C4, chronic headaches and shoulder pain…….now pain free after 6 weeks……..
· Early 40’s lady, came in with right arm over her head, disc bulge Right C6,7, numb from forearm down, pain into her shoulder, intense neck pain, not slept for 2 weeks, desperate, we did twice a day for 2 days, then daily for about a week, then second daily for 2 weeks, now twice weekly……when she first came I tested her grip strength because I find that is a great way for them to see function returning even when the pain is still there…..when she started her Left PSI was 12, her right was 8…after 2 sessions on the table her right PSI had increased to 10……..which showed her we were on the right track…..after her third session it increased to 12……and then a couple of sessions later both sides were 14 PSI…..and holding steady at that….was able to hang her arm by her side by day 3, and had feeling return in her right forearm after a few days too……..now, after 2-3 weeks just has slight pins and needles down one side of her index finger, normal ROM and only moderate neck pain…….
So, yeah, we are having fun.
I have trained up 6 Decompression Technicians, and they are loving the positive feedback all day every day from the steady stream of patients.
For myself, I have had left sciatica since 12 yrs. of age…. I am now 44, and this is the only thing that has helped me …I have had every therapy known to man, twice weekly adjustments since 16 yrs. of age….still had sciatica…..wasn’t able to sit for 3 months prior to the DT arriving…..after my first DT session I could sit…and after 2 weeks I had much less sciatica….now I am free of sciatica awesome!
I am so passionate about this…every Chiro should have one of these…without a doubt.
PS we are fully booked every morning and every evening, and all day Saturday. So about to open from 7pm-10pm, and Sundays as well J then we will get our second table. We charge the same as a standard Chiro visit, if someone also has a manual adjustment on the same day then they pay that twice,…..once for my manual adjustment, and once for the DT……and people are not blinking, no worries at all.
HDTSNetwork posted an update in the group Hill DT Decompression Case Studies & Clinical Data: 2 years, 8 months ago · View
Decompression: Myth, Magic, or Miracle – By Eric Kaplan DC, F.I.A.M.A
If you are on the fence about chiropractic and spinal decompression give his article in The American Chiropractor a read. Our take away – focus on great patient results and choose a great partner like HillDT to help you succeed.
Here is the link to the article – http://www.theamericanchiropractor.com/articles-other-articles/8868-decompression-myth-magic-or-miracle.html
In my neurology practice, patient’s with herniated discs and severe arthritis (DJD) present significant challenges. Medications, physical therapy and surgery frequently do not solve the problem and patients still progress to disability. I felt helpless, unable to stop the worsening of their disease. Since I started treating my patients with the HillDT spinal decompression system, [...]
Candi can be reached at Candi@HillDTSolutions or direct phone 616-813-9308In reply to - Dr. Tim Burkhart posted an update: If any of you are looking for an opportunity to update your training on the Hill DT or the Evolution table we have a ”Reboot” training available on September 28th. Many of you have asked me when an additional training event might be scheduled, well this is the one for [...] · View
A second lookWith the right approach, spinal decompression can succeed with your patients and serve as a vital component of your practice. By Tim Burkhart, DC In the past several years, spinal decompression therapy (SDC) or non-surgical axial spinal decompression treatment (NSSD) has often been misunderstood, misrepresented, or poorly implemented into the chiropractic clinical setting. This [...]
HDTSNetwork posted an update in the group Hill DT Decompression Case Studies & Clinical Data: 2 years, 11 months ago · View
A Second Look -
With the right approach, spinal decompression can succeed with your patients and serve as a vital component of your practice.
By Tim Burkhart, DC
Controversy surrounding Steroid Injections – Dr Mark Kestner – Hill DT Decompression Doctor
My article in the Murfreesboro Post this past Sunday has ”gone viral”! My editor told me I have received more than 30,000 hits in two days.
It has been tweeted and re-tweeted and hit in some global areas. At least two health-related internet newsletters have picked it up.
I took a peek at some of the new materials and the new video… looks fantastic. You guys are obviously working hard to create and deliver and exceptional product… keep it up!
I took a ”SDD certification course” through Parker a few months ago… beautiful certificate, less impressive course.
You guys have the opportunity to be the world leaders in SDD education because you are working at it!
HDTSNetwork wrote a new blog post: Start More Decompression Patients using the Hill DT Patient Education Brochure 3 years, 5 months ago · View
Quickly Teach Your Patients the ‘Why’ & ‘How’ of Spinal Decompression in a way that is easy for them to understand. Available NOW for order the Hill DT Patient Education Brochure. It is 10 Pages, 6″ x 9″ on 100# High Gloss Paper with Four Color Print Process for the highest quality. To Order or Request Quantity Brochure [...]
HDTSNetwork wrote a new blog post: HillDT Decompression Master Minds Education Cruise VIDEO 3 years, 5 months ago · View
Here is the recap video of our exciting Celebrity Cruise with a fantastic group of Doctors committed to learning ‘best practices’ patient care with spinal decompression. Enjoy the video and drop us note so you can join us next year! CLICK HERE FOR CRUISE VIDEO DIRECTORS CUT >>> HillDT Solutions Presents: Decompression Master Mind Educational [...]
HDTSNetwork posted an update in the group Hill DT Decompression Case Studies & Clinical Data: 3 years, 5 months ago · View
Do the effects of Decompression Therapy last?
Anesthesiology News, (Vol. 29, No. 3, March 2003)
Vertebral Axial Decompression Reduces Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain-4 Year Study.
CONCLUSION: Four year follow-up after Decompression method shows a sustained 86% reduction in pain and that 91% of patients had resumed their normal activities and has remained pain free.
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine February 2008
Protocols for Patients with Activity – Limiting Low Back Pain
Beattie PhD, PT; Nelson PhD, PT; Cammarata D.C
A total of 296 patients with low back pain and evidence of a degenerative and or herniated disc at 1 or more levels were in this study. 8 Week course of treatment consisting of 5, 30 minute sessions of Decompression Therapy per week for 4 weeks and 1, 30 minute session for a week for 4 additional weeks. CONCLUSION: Patients showed continued statistical improvement in both pain scores and functional movement scores after their treatment programs were completed for 180 days post-treatment.
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