Training Posts

Why training and specificity is critical in getting results with neuromagnetics

 

Q magnets are a magnetic field gradient generating medical device and provides the user with an optimized design based on extensive research and feedback. Even so, the magnetic field of a static magnet dissipates very quickly and the effect is highly localized.  If you do not select the right Q magnet model for the right target tissue, then there is very little chance of a therapeutic effect.

So selecting a magnetic device with an optimised design, with the right field characteristics and placing them correctly so that the penetrating field envelopes the offending target tissue are variables requiring the correct answers otherwise there will be very little effect.

If a physiological target for instance is beyond the reach of a device, it is unreasonable to expect a therapeutic effect.

Health professional training for Q magnet therapy

From the year 2000, neurologist and pioneer of the development of quadrapolar magnets for pain, Dr Robert Holcomb made many trips to Australia and New Zealand to train health professionals to treat minor aches and pains of daily living and share some of his more remarkable experiences. On one of these trips he made the comment that the best training for the application would come from physiotherapists from Australia and New Zealand. Now some 10 years later, physiotherapist from Auckland, New Zealand Doug Edwards recently travelled to Brisbane to run a workshop and share his experiences.

Doug has been a physiotherapist for 40 years and has seen a lot of fads come and go. You can see some of the published case studies Dr Holcomb carried out such as this one published in Pediatric Neurology. Practically all Dr Holcomb did was apply his quadrapolar magnets and modify medication. However, when combined with a skilled manual therapist who can correct muscle imbalance and movement dysfunction, there may be greater hope for chronic pain sufferers.

Doug Edwards in Brisbane in June, 2011 providing training on Q magnet therapy.

Relearning dysfunctional neuromuscular facilitation or “muscle memory”.

Practice makes perfect, right? NO, practice makes permanent! Athletes practicing with poor technique will inevitably cement dysfunctional movement patterns. The neuromuscular system memorises motor skills and relearning these patterns after they have caused muscle imbalance and instability is tough going and usually requires consultation with an expert.

One such expert is physiotherapist Peter Stanton from Brisbane. Highly regarded by his peers, Peter is sought out by professional athletes from around the world. Peter explains how he uses Q magnets. Below is a brief video excerpt of Peter during an in-service at the Lifestyle Pain Clinic.

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