An increasing number of people suffer from lower back problems in the United States and around the world. It is estimated that over 85% of all American adults will suffer from back pain in their lifetime. On any given day, 6.5 million people are in bed because of back pain. With such a large portion of the population suffering from back pain, an estimated $45 billion is spent on treatment each year.
Floating Manipulative Therapy enables a reduction of pressure upon the patient’s lower body by lifting and suspending the upper body, thus providing a significant reduction in internal intervertebral disc pressure.
Similar to the “Pressure Elimination Approach” established by William H. Kirkaldy-Willis, M.D., the Protec therapy is known as a Floating Lumbar Suspension Therapeutic Exercise Treatment in which the lower body weight, functioning as an anchor, provides natural traction. In this state, various types of movement therapy and rehabilitation can be conducted for the lumbar region, legs, etc.