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The integration of the Key Module systems at PIHC in late
2006 heralds a new era of neuromuscular rehabilitation and
treatment of clinically challenging conditions.
is a dynamic rehabilitation system designed to enhance and
improve core stability, coordination, balance, upper body
and lower body strength as well as overall health and
wellness. This specialised system aids in strengthening the
deep muscles of the spine to minimise the risk of further
back injury. Developed in France, there are currently only 4
systems available for use in Australia. PIHC leads the way
for Western Australia in Huber training research as well as
hosting the only system available in the state.
By placing a person in an unstable environment, the body is forced to
react to create stability. This is the underlying philosophy behind the
Huber. It can accommodate for any individual and clinically programmed
to suit the goals and aims of the client.
Not only does the Huber aid in resolving back pain, it also works
towards enhancing sports performance. Through the feedback system and
the ability to challenge a person despite their level of function, the
Huber can aid elite sports people target specific muscle groups, or
movements required in their chosen field. PIHC currently treats
international level gymnasts from Northern Districts Gymnastics Club and
WAIS, state swimmers, athletes, rowers and cyclists.
Patients suffering from acute, chronic and
persistent back pain and joint pain can also
significantly benefit from use of the Huber.
Patients are positioned to stand on the
oscillating platform where the speed and
amplitude of the platform can be adjusted to
suit their individual needs. By creating an
environment where fluid movement is necessary,
the Huber gently mobilises the spine and the
surrounding muscles to increase range of
movement and gently stretch the muscles,
ligaments and tendons. It is clinically
important for the practitioner to be with the
patient on the Huber at all times.
Children presenting with a range of
neurodevelopmental issues (balance and
coordination) can also benefit from the Huber.
PIHC has much experience working with children
as young as 3 months old on the Huber to
stimulate their proprioceptive system. Seniors
can also benefit from balance and coordination
input through the use of the Huber.
Click on the pdf to view the Frequently Asked
Questions on the Huber system.