T H E N O N – I N VA S I V E S O L U T I O N F O R N E C K AND HEAD PAIN
Some 15% of the world population suffers from neck pain and headache such as migraines and tension-type headaches. Traditional treatment is often invasive and, especially in the case of medication, expensive, ineffective and leads to intolerable side-effects. Cervical mobilisation however has proven to be an effective therapy for reducing chronic neck pain and headache. Non-invasive and carrying no side-effects, its success is increased when movements are constant, slow and repeated over a sustained period. The Occiflex™ provides exactly this therapy.
ENHANCING MIDRANGE MOBILISATION
The Occiflex™ is the first computer-controlled system to reproduce the movements you make in your cervical mobilisation therapy. Safe, comfortable and easy to use, the Occiflex™ provides the mobilisation therapy that is effective in both increasing the patient’s range of motion and reversing the sensitisation of the central nervous system. When given manually, therapy is often too brief and there is a risk of movements becoming forced, too fast, too large or even jerky as the therapist tires. The Occiflex™ eliminates this risk by automating the mobilisation movements, enabling therapy to be more consistent and longer.
THE OCCIFLEX™ REPRODUCES YOUR MOVEMENTS, EXTENDING YOUR EXPERTISE AUTOMATICALLY
Y O U R E VA L U AT I O N , YOUR THERAPY INCREASE ROM, REDUCE PAIN
Occiflex™ therapy is non-invasive with the gentle, sustained repetition gradually bringing the patient’s central nervous system back to its natural pain-free physiological state. And as the mobilisation is very precise, the neck muscles can, over time, be more accurately stretched back to the original physiological length. The patient’s range of motion expands and as the therapy progresses, the patient experiences less neck pain and associated headache – in clinical trials pain was reduced by as much as 48%.
TRUE PHYSIOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS – EASILY RECORDED
The Occiflex™ stimulates movement in all directions, providing a true physiological movement simulation. During the initial evaluation, the patient wears a movement sensor which records both objective data to support your professional findings and the movements you make as you define the best mobilisation trajectory. With the patient’s head then resting gently in the adjustable head cradle, the Occiflex™ reproduces the trajectory, copying the movements you made within six degrees of freedom (6DoF): three axes of rotation and three directions of translation.
The Occiflex™ can then automatically repeat the trajectory you made for a full 20-minute session, at a very low and constant speed.
The Occiflex™ can generate progress reports on a patient’s pain reduction based on the Numeric Rating Scale, Neck Disability Index, CROM test and Headache Impact Test. These reports provide the patient and referring physicians with objective and clear feedback on the results of the treatment. And as the patient’s CROM improves, you can easily adapt the mobilisation therapy to increase movement and range, fine-tuning it to the needs of the patient.
The Occiflex™ is designed for any practitioner handling neck or head pain, including:
› Pain or headache specialists
› Rehabilitation experts
› Orthopaedic surgeons
› Physical therapists
› Manual therapists
N O N – I N VA S I V E, R E L A X I N G A N D C O N S I S T E N T MOBILISATION THERAPY PATIENT INDICATIONS
The Occiflex™ therapy can reduce neck pain related to whiplash, cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy, cervicogenic headaches, chronic migraine and chronic tension-type headaches and isolated mechanical neck pain. It is also effective in increasing range of motion caused by cervical blocks and for treating poor posture, proprioception and improving muscle and joint functions.
The movements made by the Occiflex™ are at such a low velocity that, in clinical trials, some patients are hardly aware of their head being moved. This greatly reduced their fear of movement and enabled them to relax. The combination of slow mobilisation and relaxation meant that any possible side effects of mobilisation such as nausea and dizziness were relieved, and that a greater range of motion could then be achieved – with far less pain.
COMFORT AND SAFETY
Comfort and safety are paramount in the design of the Occiflex™. The patient’s head is gently supported but not fixed. And as the Occiflex moves very slowly, the patients can lift their head, or even sit up, whenever they need to. This gives patients a greater sense of control and enables them to relax more deeply during the therapy, further enhancing its effects.
THE OCCIFLEX™ MOVES SLOWLY, MAKING THE THERAPY EXTREMELY RELA XING
T E C H N I C A L S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
Dimensions (l x w x h): 220 x 110 x 145 cm
Size tabletop (l x w): 185 x 79 cm
Minimum workspace (l x w): 270 x 150 cm
Height adjustment: 65 – 88 cm
Tilting range +10 degrees (table height 70 – 83 cm)
(depends on table height): -5 degrees (table height 75 – 85 cm) 0 degrees at min. or max. table height
Lifting capacity: 200 kg
Power supply: 100-240V ~ 50/60 Hz, max 320VA
Current consumption: 2.0 A max.
Display: LCD/TFT colour touch screen display (with backlight)
Computer: The Occiflex™ is delivered with a dedicated and pre-installed PC