Hanoun Medical Multi-Cervical Unit is the most effective way to
identify, treat and document physical impairment of the cervical
The Hanoun Medical, Inc. Multi-Cervical Unit (MCU) is the most
comprehensive cervical spine evaluation and rehabilitation system
available in the world. The Multi-Cervical is a digitally interfaced
system that allows for the real-time recording of cervical spine
movement and isometric strength in more than 1,000 unique positions.
The system also features a dynamic strengthening program for cervical
spine conditions. A significant need exists for effective and
reliable evaluation and treatment of cervical injuries. Traditional
treatment programs have relied upon rest, medication and manipulation
practices; however, the results have been limited, as an emphasis
was not placed upon the functional restoration of the neck.
The Multi-Cervical enables the clinician to evaluate and restore
strength and function of the cervical spine. The system has been
used with remarkable success and has been featured on television
news programs across the United States, Canada, and Australia.
The patient population includes individuals seeking treatment
for whiplash-associated disorders, muscle-tension headaches, general
neck pain and upper extremity related conditions involving cervical
disc compression. According to the continuing outcome studies
being conducted, over 75% of the patients treated on the Multi-Cervical
have responded positively and demonstrated progress toward full
recovery. Strength gains averaged 105%, and over 98% of functional
gains were maintained six months after treatment.
Cervical spine evaluations, and the associated rehabilitation
programs, provided to patients sustaining motor vehicle, workers
compensation and sports-related injuries, as well as conditioning
and wellness programs represent another major revenue source for
the evalNET® centers using the Multi-Cervical System. Recently,
a facility located in the Southeast region of the United States
promoted the whiplash evaluation and treatment program and received
18 referrals within the first week of commencing the provision
of the service.
The unique capabilities of the technology and the rehabilitation
benefits to the patients have been featured on many local television
newscasts. This result can be replicated for your facility as
a Hanoun Medical client and a member of the evalNET® provider
QUESTIONS OFTEN ASKED ABOUT THE HANOUN MULTI-CERVICAL
What is the Hanoun Multi-Cervical Unit?
The Multi-Cervical Unit is the most comprehensive cervical evaluation
and rehabilitation system available in the world. It provides
for the assessment of range of motion (flexion, extension, rotation,
lateral flexion) with range limiters where applicable, isometric
strength (570 different positions), and dynamic strengthening
with weight ranges from one-quarter of a pound to 50 pounds.
What are the advantages over similar equipment?
The Multi-Cervical Unit provides the evaluation and/or rehabilitation
professional with custom capabilities to assess strength and range
of motion. It also allows for the combination of movement patterns
(or i.e., 20 degrees of rotation while performing cervical flexion
Furthermore, as the system's software is written in a Windows-format,
the ability to design custom reports, as well as to use the menu
of standardized report formats, greatly enhances the Multi-Cervical
Unit's utility to the professional evaluator.
What is the real benefit to my patient?
Other, more limited cervical evaluation units lack the capacity
to perform “real” movements and to facilitate dynamic
rehabilitation programs. As proven through the testimonials of
patients and the data obtained through research and patient outcome
data, the MCU is a highly effective tool for the treatment of
whiplash and chronic cervical conditions.
Is there a benefit to the business side of my practice?
Yes. Insurance companies are very skeptical of subjective, non-data
supported evaluation and treatment programs, especially involving
the cervical spine. The Multi-Cervical Unit's rehabilitation program
also emphasizes restoration, as opposed to only manipulation,
of the cervical spine. A well-documented evaluation and treatment
program can enhance reimbursement capabilities, and serve as a
conduit to set the practitioner apart from competitors and the
traditional programs that are unable to quantify success.
What is the difference between a standard and a Multi-Cervical
The MCU provides the evaluator with the most accurate measurement
tools for range of motion. The system measures range of motion
in all planes to one-tenth of a degree. It also provides real-time
measurement of the movement pattern in order to document the reproducible
evidence of effort variance over the course of time (e.g., slow
v. fast movement patterns, “hitching” movement patterns,
etc.). Strength measurements are provided on a real-time basis
and are measured in one-tenth pound increments. Traditional strength
measurements of the cervical spine are conducted using manual
muscle scale (5-point grading) and do not allow for subsequent
comparison of results. To summarize, the Multi-Cervical Unit enables
the clinician to conduct a highly accurate, objective evaluation.
How does the Multi-Cervical Unit enhance the traditional
therapist’s or chiropractor's method?
The MCU is a restorative, as opposed to manipulative, approach
to the treatment of cervical spine injuries. The MCU and its rehabilitation
program are designed to increase cervical range of motion and
strength, while providing the practitioner with the documentation
to track progress and make the necessary modifications to the
treatment program. In laymen's terms, it is an assessment and
rehabilitation program for the neck that may or may not be used
in conjunction with manipulative approaches to treatment.
Are there any success stories / testimonials supporting
the Multi-Cervical Unit and treatment protocols?
The MCU has been featured on many different television programs
highlighting the remarkable outcomes achieved due to the protocols
and programs associated with the Unit. The MCU can be and has
been included within the treatment plan in workers' compensation,
non-motor vehicle personal injury cases, motor vehicle and sports
How reliable is the Multi-Cervical Unit?
The MCU is an extremely reliable testing system. Both from the
standpoint of university-based reliability studies and the accuracy
of the data collected. The calibration and verification features
of the system ensure accuracy and reliability, contributing to
the legal defensibility of the treatment and performance data
What is the latest research on the Multi-Cervical Unit?
The Multi-Cervical Unit is currently involved in studies through
Latrobe University in Melbourne, Australia; Washington University
at St. Louis, School of Medicine, Program on Physical Therapy,
St. Louis, Missouri, and the United States Army. Independent studies
are also being conducted by users of the MCU in conjunction with
specific impairment populations.
How long does it take to complete an evaluation?
Evaluations range from 15 minutes to 1 hour (over the course of
one or two days). The nature of the evaluation is the primary
determinant as to the length of testing time spent testing. The
report-writing aspect of the Multi-Cervical Unit takes 10 to 15
minutes, and the preparation of graphs and charts are automatically
formatted into the program.
How long does it take for a treatment?
Treatment sessions generally range from 15 to 45 minutes in duration.
Treatment frequency is usually 3 times per week for a period of
6 weeks. The treatment program is based upon the severity of the
injury and progress in treatment
How long does it take to become fully trained and certified?
The training on the MCU and the Melbourne Protocol takes three
days to complete. Trainees usually complete the certification
process for the MCU within one to two weeks after the training.
Delays in the completion of the certification process should be
avoided, in order to facilitate current and up to date knowledge.
What is included with the MCU?
The MCU is a turn-key product. It includes the computer, monitor,
printer, interface hardware, operational software, the Melbourne
Protocol, interchangeable parts for the various types of testing/rehabilitation
and the testing apparatus. The product also includes comprehensive
training and a two-year warranty at the time of original purchase.
How can I purchase the system?
A variety of financing options are available. Please contact your
Hanoun regional account manager or your local Hanoun Medical authorized
dealer for details.