Pivotal Therapy System
Pivotal Therapy System®
For over 30 years, the Pivotal Therapy System has been used by physical therapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors and people with spinal symptoms to treat soft tissue issues related to all areas of the spine. By nature, it takes time to slowly re-posture the spine and its soft tissues although improvement is often noticed quickly. Based on the progressive increments of time and gravity and your body's weight, this system can assist your body to relax and strengthen muscles helping maintain healthy spinal alignment. Each component of the Pivotal Therapy System may be used individually to address a patient’s specific problem/complaint or the whole system can be used to treat the entire spine.
Used individually, the Occipivot, which concentrates on the Occiput (back of the head), can be used to treat tension and stress syndromes which include headaches, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), cervical syndrome, and tension at the base of the skull.
The Cervical Pivot is useful as a substitute for gentle cervical traction and can also be used as a self-mobilization and strengthening tool. It promotes self-release for the sternocleidomastoid (the muscle that runs down the side of the neck), upper trapezius (the shoulder blade area), and 1st ribs.
Short & Standard Thoracic Pivot
The Short Thoracic Pivot can be used for craniosacral self-treatment (CST), which involves the therapist working the key muscles of the spine and skull. It can also be used as a sacral wedge for mobilization, as a rib release tool, and for sternal and anterior rib mobilization.
Standard Lumbar Pivot
The Standard Lumbar Pivot corrects lordosis, the inward curvature of the spine. It can also be used as a platform for treating pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs, which are the main symptoms of lumbar dysfunction.