Ask AllCore360°: Can the AllCore360° Help with Spinal Cord Injury Treatment?

We get asked a lot — A LOT — of questions about our unique approach to core strengthening and rehabilitation, especially spinal cord injury treatment. And that’s for good reason because most people have been doing crunches exactly the same way for hundreds of years, and no one has ever told them that they need to do it differently.

We’re here to tell you that you need to do it differently.

That’s because a strong core isn’t just about increasing your ab pack or trying to get ripped (although those are all great things), it’s about giving your body the strength and mobility that it needs to truly move better. When you work out or do therapy exercises on the AllCore360°, you’re not just doing a crunch in one of three directions, you’re doing crunches in all of the directions. And this really makes a difference when you’re in the middle of spinal cord injury treatment and your mobility is decreased.

Instead of getting down on the floor and touching chin to chest, you strap into the AllCore360° and let the 360° do the moving for you. Your job? To keep your core intact and your posture upright while the machine forces you to combat gravity on every plane.

So it’s great for athletes, it’s great for caretakers, it’s great for chiropractors and physical therapists, and it’s also great for spinal cord rehabilitation because it’s applicable to any treatment plan regardless of mobility. Check out this case study below, where the AllCore360° was an integral part of an injury rehabilitation program with REACT Neuro-Rehab.

WHO:

  • Dennis

  • 29-year-old male

  • 160 lbs

  • Neurological impairment: SCI

  • Level of injury: C5

  • ASIA Score: C

Dennis started training at the React Institute with a considerable amount of spasticity throughout the body and tone through the arms and legs. He was on medication that helped control the spasms to allow him to carry out daily tasks.

GOALS:

Dennis’s main goals at the beginning of training were to: be able to self-transfer, use a manual chair, and have bowel and bladder control. His training was focused on core control as well as upper and lower extremity strength.

HISTORY:

Dennis’s initial training was various variations of sit-ups, torso rotations, cable exercises, and load-bearing exercises.

Type of therapy he currently participates in:

  • Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation, 2 times per week

  • React Institute, 3 times per week

RESULTS:

When Dennis started using the AllCore360°, his endurance to hold a position was poor, and he fatigued quickly during the rotations, especially when the machine turned him sideways. However, after using the machine, we had better feedback from his body, and he was able to perform ambulation more efficiently. We continued the training, and his endurance started to increase.

  • Initial Degree: 85°

  • Ending degree: 75°

With the AllCore360°, Dennis is able to make chair transfers more efficiently, and he is capable of self-transferring with the help of a stronger core as a stabilizer to his upper body. In addition, his increased core capabilities have improved his ability to complete daily activities throughout his recovery.

Want more information into how the AllCore360° can help you or your clients with spinal cord injury treatment? Reach out to us today, we’re happy to talk or get you set up on an AllCore360° for your very own ride.

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