Please find below the review that has been made by Dr. David Di Segni from MDM Fisioterapia.
“Intrigued by a series of videos on the Internet about a wooden device to decompress the spine and carry out a series of exercises, I decided to contact Spine Back Rack, to try it and share my impressions.
Pleasured, and perhaps envious for their very modern business management, I received within just 2 days the Spinal Backrack, straight to my office! (Something rare with Italian companies that have biblical times and unmotivated fears before deciding to have their product reviewed).
Inside the box, the device was already assembled; it had a manual with some basic exercises illustrated, and the certification to use it in our office with complete tranquillity.
Clinical consultant/Spinal specialist in Spinal Rehabilitation (Ortho.Med) Mr. Bogdan Luklinski invented the Spinal Backrack in 2003, deciding to design the device for the spinal column using his direct experiences in his practice.
The device is composed by two rows of balls that rotate on an axis, whose curvature recalls and accompanies the curves of the column (therefore the lumbar lordosis, dorsal kyphosis, and cervical lordosis). It is realised in beech wood, shiny-finished, which gives a sense of strength, and a retro appearance, which I like.
The Spinal Rack is about 16 pairs of balls that accompany the physiological curves from the sacrum, up to the skull, with two cylindrical final rows to help the patient slide and correctly position himself after laying on it.
The Spinal Backrack is available in 2 sizes, a small and a large, useful to try to embrace the possible differences in heights between people of different sex, for example. It would be almost impossible to have 32 pairs of balls (like the number of vertebrae) to meet the anatomical differences of each patient.
How to use the Spinal Backrack
The use of Spinal Backrack is really easy enough to make the treatment very effective for almost all patients who can undergo the rehabilitation device. However, if you think that it can be a device that can be bought independently by the patient, or take it and leave it there … then I must tell you you’re wrong! Even though the people that are buying this online are following the manual, I would recommend the presence of an expert physiotherapist/speicalist who positions the patient and accompanies the curves of the spinal column on the Backrack which is fundamental, as essential as working on the patients breathing.
The presence of hard balls, which accompany the paravertebral musculature, is very interesting both to encourage massive workings on the trigger points, and to release and detain the muscles indirectly giving relief to the underlying bone structures often subjected to muscle contraction.
The physiotherapists work in identifying the dysfunctions of the spine, understanding the areas in which a direct intervention is most needed, and a careful postural evaluation, analysing every dysfunctional muscle aspect, will be the basis to establish a therapeutic path with the Spinal Backrack.
What we liked
I really liked its ease of use and, loving myofascial therapies on the trigger points, I like the work (even if rough) on the muscles, as I am sure that the instrument can give a benefit to the patient after each session.
Positioning the patient, I really liked the upper ball that manages to hook the lower part of the skull and then provide a fixed anchorage point, to hold and work the sub-occipital muscles, as well as acting as a support to promote a lengthening of the correct muscular length in subjects suffering from cervical rectilinization. The same goes for the lumbar spine and, in general, if well set, you can work correctly on the whole column in both pathological and prevention therapies.
An interesting use is possible perhaps in a rehabilitation gym, buying a suitable number, and integrating normal group gymnastics with targeted exercises on the Spinal Backrack.
The device doesn’t weigh much (4kg) and, above all, is easily transportable to the patient’s home and exploitable as a novelty and precise integration with other therapies.
It will be possible to buy it on the website, both in the small and large versions, at a cost of:
Furthermore, some videos will be made available to instruct and encourage the normal learning of the therapist in the use of the device, in addition to residential courses all over Italy, which will cost 90€ + VAT and will be discounted if you decide to buy the device.”