Hi, I am Dr. Michael Glenn, the designer and developer of the Integrated Support Exospine.
It came about when a very athletic and well-‐built member of an elite military unit was in my office for a second round of back pain, without any specific trauma. After questioning what biomechanical movements were involved prior to the pain returning, and in order to determine the precise mechanism of injury, I realized that instead of treating for pain we could prevent it. The more I studied the situation, the more I realized I was seeing the same causes of back pain seen in the civilian realm, being accelerated in the younger men and women of our military due to the rigors and equipment required for battle and protection. Within one week, I had the solution to the cause. Going back to what my old basketball coach used to say... that all movement of the human body focuses around the belly button. And after working emergency room for many years and from everything I studied in radiology and trauma, rarely is the pelvis fractured or should I say it's design is strongest for constant pressure. Yet having treated world class elite amateur athletes I knew it had to be different from any other load-‐bearing system ever done in order for precise and efficient movement with the body.
My background I'm Dr. Michael Glenn with a Doctorate of chiropractic as well as a graduate of the Advanced standing program for Respiratory Therapy from Northwestern University Medical School. My experience has been unique in that each step along the path gave me experience and knowledge needed to develop the first bio-‐mechanically correct load-‐bearing system that mirrors the movement of the spine and pelvis. While treating world class elite amateur athletes in Austin, I was invited to work with the wonderful men and women of our military. It was there that I developed the concepts which led to the Exospine…
Our shoulders are in effect our most flexible joint, therefore they are also the most unstable joint and are not designed for carrying weight. The shoulder girdle does not have the strength or stability of our pelvic girdle.
"Authors of the study estimate total combined costs of back pain and arthritis to be over $200 billion per year, exceeding total costs associated with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and limb loss."
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