YORKVILLE, Ill., July 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Physical
Medicine of Yorkville announced that the practice has acquired three
new pieces of equipment to help patients recovering from lower back
disc herniations and leg pain. The new equipment includes the whole
body vibration unit, 4-way hip strengthening machine, and the quad and
hamstring machine. Training with this equipment is incorporated into
the practice's chiropractic rehabilitation program.
Yorkville chiropractor Dr. Brian Berkey announced that Advanced
Physical Medicine of Yorkville is utilizing new equipment to help
patients heal faster following an injury. "These new machines
complement our integrated approach to injury rehabilitation and
chiropractic care," said Dr. Berkey. "Elite athletes use these machines
to recover following sports injuries. We are excited to offer patients
these cutting-edge treatments."
The whole body vibration unit uses vibration to stimulate the body's
muscles. The machine emits vibrations waves that cause the muscles to
contract 25 to 50 times every second.
"Short training sessions of only 15 minutes on the vibration unit
produce dramatic results," said Dr. Berkey. "As we increase the
acceleration load, the vibration machine causes the body's muscles to
work harder. The vibrations help train the body, without the high
stress impact of physical activities like running. This combines the
best of intense cardio with low-impact conditioning for impressive
According to the Yorkville chiropractor, the vibration unit helps
patients recover from an injury by building core strength. It also
stimulates circulation, which helps the body heal itself.
Dr. Berkey also incorporates the 4-way hip strengthening machine into
exercises, along with the quad and hamstring machines. These machines
isolate key muscles, improving strength, tone and performance.
"The 4-way hip machine specifically addresses hip adduction, abduction,
extension, and flexion," said Dr. Berkey. "By bringing a full range of
movement back to the hips, we help decrease soreness, improve
flexibility and reduce pain. This is especially important for patients
who have sustained a herniated disc in the lower back."
The quad and hamstring machines help isolate and tone the quad and
hamstring muscles. Strengthening these muscles will build a stronger
foundation for patients who struggle with leg pain.
Already, the Yorkville chiropractor is seeing significant results.
"When patients are struggling with chronic pain, the last thing they
want to do is hit the gym for a workout," said Dr. Berkey. "Our
machines help patients enjoy the same benefits of intense
rehabilitation training without the risk of re-injury to the body or
damage to the soft tissues."
Advanced Physical Medicine is owned and operated by physicians
dedicated to relieving chronic pain through chiropractic care and
therapy treatments. In addition to the practice's new equipment,
patients may also benefit from massage therapy, internal medicine,
preventive care or physical therapy. The practice treats patients who
suffer from back, leg and hip pain due to an auto injury, work injury,
spinal stenosis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
CONTACT: Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville