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October 24, 2000

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 this study.

All information received to date from this study


PACIFIC UNIVERSITY STUDIES (See #2 and #3 on side Menu)

This is only the first portion of the study, and there will be more subjects added to it. The second portion of the study is currently being conducted at Pacific University. Note: The treatment program that was conducted on these subjects was limited to 3-sets of 10-repetitions 2x daily 3-days a week for only 4- weeks. (The basic FLEXTEND exercise program is much more aggressive than what Pacific University used).

FLEXTEND® Clinical Summary / Abstract

Abstract 1 - PDF
Abstract 2 - PDF

Download the Preliminary Study. (573K Word Document)
Download the Preliminary Study. (818k PDF Document)

 


IN-FOCUS CORPORATION STUDY:

12-Week Corporate Study 1998
(34-Employees)Balance Systems, Inc., in association with a large projection / technology manufacturing company in Wilsonville, Oregon , issued FLEXTEND® to employees that were performing "high-risk" tasks, commonly known to cause  Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD's) / Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI's) of the upper extremity.

All participants of the study were employee volunteers experiencing finger, hand, wrist and elbow symptoms. Hand measurements were taken and calculated by qualified professionals throughout the 12-week study.


Range-of-Motion Tests
- Wrist Extension Thumb
- Flexion Index Finger
- Flexion Middle Finger
- Flexion Ring Finger
- Flexion Little Finger

- Hand Span Finger Spread
- Grip Strength Start & Highest Strength Recorded During 12-Week Study of all 34 Employees
- Grip Strength Study Numbers Stating Statistical Significance
- Post Study Questionnaire