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MedX History

Our personalized rehabilitation protocols assist the natural healing process. Our goal is to seek full recovery and return the body to its normal function. The treatment goal is to relieve pain. Exercise and rehabilitation is designed to improve function and the end result will be regaining health.

MedX variable-resistance machines are the most technologically advanced fitness, sports and medical/rehabilitation equipment available. These machines operate at a very low level of friction, provide accurate and even resistance throughout the full range of movement – full flexion to full extension, or if necessary, full range of pain-free movement and specifically and safely isolate the targeted muscle group.

There are five main benefits of training with MedX machines, rather than with free weights or doing exercises using your own body weight.

  • The machine guides two dimensional movements. The machine dictates the course of movement. Incorrect movement is almost impossible, reducing injury risk.
  • Pads, supports and restraints, which form part of the machine, ensure that individual muscles are isolated.
  • Machine training does not require co-ordination skills. Training is effective from day one.
  • The gain with machine-based strength training is muscle mass, endurance and strength.

MedX Cervical

MedX Lumbar

MedX History

Arthur Jones is the legendary founder of Nautilus. In 1986, he founded MedX to perfect the testing of human strength, endurance and range of motion. After years of development and testing, validated by independent research teams at the University of Florida, MedX perfected its medical Lumbar Extension machine. It has since helped tens of thousands of people around the world reduce or eliminate their back pain.

Subsequent developments produced the MedX Cervical Extension, Rotary Neck and Torso, and Knee/Hamstring machines, providing the medical community with the first tools capable of producing specific and accurate tests of functional ability, as well as the finest source of rehabilitative exercise.

MedX applied the knowledge gained from its medical machines to the design of a full line of exercise-only machines. These machines incorporated MedX’s patented compound weight stack which produces less friction and enables several hundred levels of available resistance in increments of 2ft-lbs. This feature reduces user strain and, for the first time, made it possible for individuals to select the exact level of resistance required regardless of their strength.

In 2002, MedX created exercise versions of its medical machines and branded them the Core Spinal Fitness System™ In less than 20 minutes, twice a week, these five machines focus on the strength, stability, flexibility and endurance of the body’s core, providing a solid foundation for whole body strength.


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