Product Reviews

The following are articles dedicated to the analysis of various chiropractic products done by the ChiroHub team.  If you are a manufacturer and would like to see your product reviewed by our team, please read the following article on Product Submission . Looking for our entire databse of reviews?  Visit our Chiropractic Product Review Directory

EFS-200 Pro (PEMF) Product Review

 EFS Video button We are always looking to find the latest innovations in natural and alternative medicine to help chiropractors staying on the cutting edge, and to learn more about what therapies they can use to increase their clinical outcomes.  ChiroHub.com is excited to be able to provide you a review on a recently upgraded PEMF style device.  Though not like traditional PEMF devices on the market that are digital output, this unique instrument is a dynamic range of frequencies that run according to each individual patient.
There are no expensive training sessions, no heavy drain on your staff, and most importantly - it can help improve your patient outomes.  As we all know, if you get people better, they are much more likely to refer friends and family.  Please watch our YouTube video of the EFS 200 chiropractic product review to see why we awarded Energetic Fitness System the official ChiroHub Seal of Approval!  ChiroHub Seal of Approval

New to the world of PEMF?  Read our informative article -  What is PEMF Therapy?

What are patients saying about the EFS 200 Pro?

 

Gene Bazan, Suffering from Post Polio Syndrome

 

“I tried numerous electro-magnetic devices, light and sound devices, and others. With one exception, I could detect no improvement in energy levels, muscle use, pain and fatigue reduction, or brain fog …The one exception was the Energetic Fitness System. My wife received one in the university lab where she tested alternative healing devices. I began using it in the summer of 2006, daily for a half hour. After three weeks, I found myself one morning having climbed a flight of stairs in our house without the usual muscle pain and fatigue attending each step! …I continue using the EFS daily…”

 John Welch - former Photon Genie user

As you know, I had a Photon Genie when I bought the EFS. After I got to using the EFS a bit I realized that I had no need for the Genie. I ended up selling the Genie for $1500 because I had no use for it. Btw, I felt like I had gotten a $1500 rebate on the EFS Pro!

 

Sherri Wright , After 6 years of health issues diagnosed as Fibromyalgia, Stress/Depression, High blood pressure & IBS

“The more I’m able to use the EFS the better I feel which is why I am getting one so I can use it on a daily basis or as necessary. I recommend the EFS to anybody who wants to improve their energy, speed up recovery & to basically boost their overall health & immune system. I’m able to know what it feels like to have a “GREAT” day again! Friends & Family have been amazed.”

 

Milorad Cavic - 2009 World Champion Gold Medalist, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist, 3 time Olympian

 

“Using the EFS machine before and during my breaks at competitions has also helped revitalize not only my body, but also my mind. In competitive swimming, athletes tend to feel run down after one or two races, and coming off the EFS machine after my races has raised the alertness of my body and confidence in racing all over again, just better!”

 

Nuvaply Product Review by ChiroHub

Nuvaply package review We all know that every chiropractic table gets a lot of wear and tear, and many start to really show it. Cracks, rips, and holes in your table aren’t a welcome sight; however, when your patient realizes you expect them to lie down on that same surface to get relief. Here comes Nuvaply Tear Care patches to save your table and your reputation as well. Made from a durable, high grade proprietary vinyl, Nuvaply patches are designed in a variety of colors as well as patterns so you can repair any damage to your table in a quick and cost-effective way.
A few things we like about Nuvaply patches is that they obviously look more professional than some of the self repair jobs we’ve seen consisting of duct tape or super glue or even lower quality repair kits. We also appreciate that we don’t have to take our table anywhere to have it repaired, thus decreasing any clinic downtime. Time is money, so this cost savings alone warrants consideration. At just under $40, the Nuvaply patch system will add years of life to your table at a fraction of the price and also seems very durable. After over a month of testing the product, we have found that the patch looks in the same new condition it did when we first put it on. You can feel confident when you use these products that the patch is durable and will withstand the everyday wear and tear of a busy practice. Nuvaply product review
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One thing we did not like about the patches was the patterned option. We wanted our patch job to blend in, not stand out. Nuvaply does offer a few solid colors (black, grey, & blue) but we would like to see a more expansive color palate to match the wide array of vinyl colors you see in tables. With your main patch though, Nuvaply does provide accent patches so you can attempt to make the patch look like it’s an intentional patterned part of the table. Another feature that they recently rolled out, is that you can make your logo into a patch – again making it look like it was meant to be there and not that it’s a patch job over a crack or tear.   Overall, a patch is still a patch and it definitely can’t beat a new reupholster job or brand new table, but we find the Nuvaply Tear Care patches to be an economical, quick, and professional-looking way to repair a tear, crack, or hole. To find out more information go to www.nuvaply.com.

Mom's Utility Vest - Vestopia Review

We are excited to bring you another Chiropractic Product Review from Chirohub.com, the leading product review site for chiropractors and alternative healthcare professionals. Our team has been putting Vestopia’s “Mom’s Utility Vest” to the test, a practical vest designed by a mom for moms (although we think many others could benefit from these as well). In a nutshell, Vestopia provides an ergonomic option for busy moms to carry all of their baby gear, anything from bottles, snacks, diapers to an EpiPen (yes, the vests even come standard with 2 insulated pockets). No more carrying a heavy diaper bag or purse for all of your belongings. Not only is this a major annoyance when you have other items to carry like groceries or shopping bags, but carrying a one-strap diaper bag has also been shown to be tough on your alignment, furthering any muscle hypertonicity in the upper trap. This asymmetry can lead to muscle tension and headaches. Neck and back pain can emerge just from the continual wear and tear of day-to-day poor choices, such as carrying a heavy diaper bag on one shoulder (and often it is carried on the same shoulder, worsening any possible conditions).

We have reviewed the Vestopia product throughout day-to-day excursions and have found it to be a useful tool, especially for Moms, but even for anyone who wants to get rid of their purse (or man’s bag) to be more ergonomic. We particularly liked how many pockets there were to hold keys, wallet, snacks, bottle, diapers, toys, and even an iPad fit in the back zipper pocket. Our patient panel felt ready to take on the day and prepared for any need from children, themselves, or even a fellow shopper down the aisle of the grocery store. The useful pockets free up your hands to allow better multi-tasking – a job all too common for Moms. We liked how there was no bag to worry about when chasing a toddler down the shoe aisle or while carrying groceries in from the car. And although this product was not tested while traveling through an airport, we are looking forward to take it there on our next excursion because of its many hands-free benefits (and it even has a secure pockets on the inside especially designed for a passport or other important documents, wallet and keys).

Even more important than the useful pockets and compartments, we enjoyed the ergonomics of this product. Oftentimes, diaper bags produce an uneven gait and posture, thus exacerbating a current back or neck issue, or even instigating a new alignment problem with resulting pain. The vest even has a pocket in the low back area where patients can put a small pillow or shirt for lumbar support while sitting so even if you weren’t interested in the other features of Vestopia, this feature alone makes it worth the purchase, especially for those suffering from low back pain. And the way you can evenly distribute your keys, phone, wallet, and other items that can otherwise unevenly weigh you down in a purse, makes for such even distribution that you hardly even notice you’re carrying anything – even heavier items like a filled bottle or an iPad. After wearing the unit for a few weeks, you develop a system to remember where everything goes, so you don’t spend precious time searching the many pockets.

The only aspects of Vestopia we did not like were that it did become a little bulky (depending on what/how much you put in the pockets) and it got a little warm on a very hot day (this could have been because those testing it were also chasing around toddlers). The fabric is cotton-nylon, breathable, washable and strong and for all but the hottest of days it’s very wearable and comfortable. (In cooler weather of course, just don layers.) If one were to utilize all the available pockets to the maximum possible, it could become a bit of an obstacle to carry around, rather than the luxury it is intended to be. Overall, this product is definitely one that you can suggest to your patients. For these reasons, the Vestopia Mom’s Utility Vest gets our ChiroHub seal of approval. We would highly recommend it to the busy mom, the standard shopper needing a few extra hands, and anyone suffering from low back pain needing lumbar support. For more information and to order this product, check it out at www.vestopiaclothes.com.

Tuppler Technique Review

Designed to help those suffering from diastasis recti, the Tupler Techniqe was designed by Julie Tupler, RN. Diastasis recti, a separation of the rectus abdominis muscle into right and left halves, often goes misdiagnosed or undiagnosed in many patients. Due to this, many people unnecessarily suffer for years, thinking that the “mummy tummy” they are enduring or the “beer belly” they have acquired is simply something they need to live with. Now due to this exciting new program, the Tupler Technique, patients can help close up their diastasis recti through utilizing the core principles of the program. This is accomplished by performing the unique exercises specifically designed to strengthen the transverse muscles, and by wearing Tupler’s specialized splint to hold the diastasis closer together, thus allowing the tissue to repair in proper fashion. This brace also provides the patient’s core with greater stability and support.

Diagnosing a diastasis recti is fairly simple. Have the patient lie down supine on your table, with legs flat or a small pillow under their knees. Then have them slowly flex at the trunk, as if doing a situp. You can then palpate above and below the umbilicus along the midline. A mild DR would be only a finger or two wide, while a larger DR might be several fingers wide and show the contents of the abdominal cavity pushing through (think a large hernia here).

In her program, Julie Tupler lays out specific breathing and core exercises over the course of 6-18 weeks depending on the size and severity of the diastasis (but the principles and exercises of the program should be utilized into daily living thereafter). Patients can choose a variety of ways to utilize the Tupler Technique, including becoming a member of an online support group, signing up for individual support sessions with Julie, and attending seminars. Most patients, however, would probably choose to follow the program in the comfort of their own home by purchasing one of the packages that includes the Diastasis Rehab CD, Tupler Technique Guidebook, and Diastasis Rehab Splint. The CD is very specific and easy to follow, although some of our patients described the CD as “too technical” or “too detailed” for them to follow on their own without a medical professional or support staff to guide in the beginning. Because of the specifics of it and the importance of utilizing the correct technique when doing the exercises, Julie has trained many licensed professionals who are located nationwide to offer individual or group training in the technique.  

In our small patient population who followed the Tupler Technique, there were great results when the patient carried out the program exactly and wore the associated brace. The exercises are fairly simple, but do require quite a commitment to remember to do them three times a day as suggested. This was the biggest complaint from patients trying to follow the program is that they could not keep up with its demands every day. Overall though this program is highly effective when performed properly, easy for patients to do on an individual basis, and can fit into any budget with most packages coming in at just under $80. We at Chirohub, certainly think it should be a tool chiropractors have in their toolkit for recommending to patients with obvious deconditioning of the core and/or a diastasis recti.

For more information, please visit http://www.diastasisrehab.com

Vertetrac Chiropractic Product Review

We are pleased to announce that our staff has completed a product review on the much-anticipated product - the Vertetrac.  This unit comes all the way from Israel, and represents an important shift in rehabilitative medicine. The Vertetrac is a mobile medical device that helps decompress the lumbar spine.  Unlike other decompression devices, the Vertetrac allows the patient to participate in active rehab while wearing the unit (as shown in this picture).  The ability to engage in therapeutic activities during spinal decompression is a breakthrough that ChiroHub had to see.

 

Meditrac was kind enough to send us a temporary unit for testing. We were very pleased with the product. It is well built, easy to use, and effective.  For a more thorough analysis, please view our Video Product Review on our YouTube Channel.

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Pros:

  • Sturdy
  • Allows lateral flexion
  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Easy to use
  • Low maintenance
  • Attractive and professional design
  • Maintains lumbar lordosis during decompression
  • Allows active rehab during decompression

 

Cons:

  • A bit expensive for some patients ($1,200 - though insurance may help)
  • Want to buy your own Vertetrac for mobile lumbar decompression in your clinic?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today to get started!
  • For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website at www.meditrac.co.il
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