Spinal Molding begins in the beginning (acute phase) of your care. It helps to gently stretch shortened ligaments and muscles, allowing the normal spinal curves to be restored.
After your time on the wobble chair and cervical traction unit the ligaments and discs are softened and warm. They go from a firm and rigid state (hydrogel) to a pliable fluid like state (hydrosol). This is the time when the spinal molding is most effective.
Laying on the spinal molding fulcrums allows the ligaments and discs to stretch back out to normal lengths and then cool down into a firm state (hydrogel) with better ability to hold your spine correctly.
Remember the Jell-O mold? The concept is similar. To change the shape of jello you first need to warm it up before putting it in the form you want it to take. In the spinal rehab process the warm up is with wobbling and traction followed by laying on the molds that put your spine in the ideal position.
The Fulcrum Program begins in Phase 2 of care (Corrective Phase). When used daily they will add strength and flexibility to your spine. They will be an integral part of your core stability in the future.