Proven Results Through Clinical Research

Medical research continues to support superior results and outcomes with ERMI’s unique high-intensity devices.

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STRONG ENOUGH TO BE THERAPEUTIC AND EFFECTIVE

ERMI’s high-intensity devices more closely matched the forces applied by a group of Physical Therapists than did low-load prolonged stretch or static progressive stretch devices.

Uhl TL & Jacobs CA. Torque Measures of Common Therapies for the Treatment of Flexion Contractures. J Arthroplasty. 2011; 26(2):328-334.

The ERMI Knee Flexionater® was able to safely meet or exceed the forces applied by a Physical Therapist whereas low-intensity devices did not.

Uhl TL, Jacobs CA. T Torque Measures of Common Therapies for the Treatment of Loss of Knee Flexion. Sports Health. 2012; 4:101-106.

 

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PROVEN CLINICAL RESULTS

  • When compared head-to-head with low-intensity devices, the ERMI Knee Flexionater®  demonstrated significantly greater gains in range of motion and patient outcome scores.
    • Papotto BA & Mills T.  Treatment of severe flexion deficits following total knee arthroplasty: a randomized clinical trial. Orthop Nurs. 2012; 31(1):29-34.
  • Range of motion and outcome scores both significantly improved in a group of frozen shoulder patients that were treated with the high-intensity ERMI Shoulder Flexionater®.
    • Dempsey AL, Mills T, Karsch RM, Branch TP. Maximizing total end range time is safe and effective for the conservative treatment of frozen shoulder patients. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2011; 90(9):738-745.

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BUILT ON SOUND FOUNDATIONAL RESEARCH

  • Sixty minutes of high-intensity stretch are necessary to permanently stretch contracted tissue
    • Davies GJ & Ellenbecker TS. Focused exercise aids shoulder hypomobility. Biomechanics. 1999; Nov.  
  • Overpressure stretching techniques should be the first step toward conservative treatment when motion loss occurs
    • Noyes F, Barber-Westin S. Prevention and treatment of knee arthrofibrosis. Knee Disorders: Surgery, Rehabilitation, Clinical Outcomes. F. R. Noyes, editor. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier; 1st edition, 2010. Pages 1053-1095.
  • High-intensity stretching programs more effectively achieve the target forces necessary to increase range of motion.
    • Jacobs CA, Sciascia AD. Factors that influence the efficacy of stretching programs for patients with hypomobility. Sports Health. 2011; 3:520-523
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