The enclosed research data which we have completed, concerning your therapeutic
orthotic, 'Flextend', has proven favorable in the treatment of patients, who
present with carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis and tendonitis.
Our clinical parameters in testing this orthotic was both occupational and
non-occupational incidence. The outcome of 20 female and 16 male, were 80.2%
for pain reduction following 15 treatments. The overall population resulted
in 74.9% complete recovery. The treatment was in combination with an adjunct
of ultrasound and sine wave. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity in performing
ALLIED HEALTH & ASSOCIATES
For health care professionals
To evaluate the effectiveness of the Flextend Orthotic glove in the treatment
of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and epicondylitis pathological disorders.
The study of contributing factors in the development exacerbation and treatment
of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities in both occupations and
Upon examination of cases presented, patients suffered signs and symptom characteristic
of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and epicondylitis.
Magnetic resonance imaging and nerve conduction velocity testing confirmed
the diagnosis of each case.
The Flextend Glove is a constructed glove with tubular attachments on the five
finger inserts, that attach to a circular band that is placed around the bicep
as an anchor When utilization of both agonist -antagonist interact, it causes
a needed balance between the flexors and extensors of the fingers and wrist,
that allows the weak counterpart no resistance and subsequently becoming stronger
to perform the action without pain.
The treatment methods utilizing the FLEXTEND glove; requires a treatment outline
and clinical decision based on each patient's circumstances and evaluation
of symptoms, examination findings and imaging analysis. The treatment will
require physical therapeutic measures to reduce inflammation and acute or exacerbated
pain. Ultrasound and since wave in combination, offers great benefits and the
patient relates to the rapid, deep penetration and stimulation.
The flextend glove has demonstrated that balance, strength and stability is
the cornerstone of upper extremity treatment results. There must be a three
stage treatment objective. Orthotic therapy, rehabilitative exercise and prophylactic
management. This is essential in restoring structural and functional integrity.
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Syndrome" Lancet 1=905.8.
- Janet G. Travell, M.D. and David G. Simons,
M.D., Myofacial Pain and Dysfunction, The Manual
Vol. 1 Upper Extremities, Ch: 35, Pg. 501.
- Phillip E. Higgs, M.D., Susan E. Mackinnon,
M.D. Department of Surgery, Washington State
School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. Annv.
Rev. Med. 1995. 46: 1-16.
- Corrie Holloway, D.C.O., Q.M.E., Clinical
Director Allied Health & Associates, Los
Angeles, CA. 06/01/2000 to 10/01/2000.
- Mel Braxton, D.C. Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Specialist Allied Health & Associates,
Los Angeles, CA. 06/01/2000 to 10/01/2000.