Dr. Joseph Lawrence has been a chiropractor for over 25 years, giving him a wealth of experience in the field of back pain.
Experiencing frustration with the limits of numerous designs of sacroiliac support belts for his low back pain patients over the years, Dr. Lawrence took it upon himself to start a process of research and development to create the ideal pain-releving back brace – which has culminated in the invention of the Revolution Back Belt.
We had the opportunity to put some questions to Dr. Lawrence about his invention. Here’s what he had to say.
Q: Please explain in one sentence what Revolution Back Belt is?
An innovative back belt design that provides superior control and consistency of support to reduce low back pain, improve posture and increase gait speed.
Q: What makes Revolution Back Belt unique, how does it differ to other sacroiliac support belts on the market?
The Revolution Back Belt is unique because it is the only sacroiliac belt on the market that has done away with elastic bands as a means of support.
Instead, it uses two easy to adjust reels by BOA Technology to provide quick adjustability with superior control and consistency of support. With this system, less effort is required to deliver adequate support for pain relief – even for larger individuals.
Furthermore its unique design delivers maximum durability and an industry first numbering system to aid in dialing in exacting tension. Finally, the belt is designed to be easily custom fitted to help reduce sizing errors.
Q: Is the belt designed to be worn over clothing, can it be worn underneath as well?
The belt is designed to be worn over clothing and underneath loose-fitting clothing.
Its design allows for quick and easy adjustment without having to unwrap Velcro straps, which comes in handy when repositioning or going to the washroom.
Q: Which waist sizes is the belt designed to fit?
31 inches to 60 inches (however, extenders are available to accommodate larger sizes).
Its unique design delivers maximum durability and an industry first numbering system to aid in dialing in exacting tension.
Q: When did you first have the idea for the belt?
I first had the idea for the belt in 2015. It developed out of a necessity to provide a belt that could provide better support and durability that my patients clearly needed.
Q: We’d love to know more about your development and testing process and how you arrived at the final design?
Interestingly, the first problem I wanted to solve was to replace the use of elastic bands and / or Velcro exclusively as a means of providing support.
I had witnessed too many belts where the elastic would break down, rendering them ineffective.
So, I initially built a belt with ratchet closures but found the ability to adjust the tension with this set up too crude.
While out cycling one day I noticed one of my cycling partners had a new pair of shoes with a reel closure system and in short order I made a prototype with two reels that worked extremely well.
Over the next two years I relied on patient feedback from over 300 patients, to fine tune the design right down to the innovative custom fitting option and tension numbering system.
It developed out of a necessity to provide a belt that could provide better support and durability that my patients clearly needed.
Q: How long did that research, design, and development process take?
Q: Which territories is the revolution back belt currently available in?
Currently the Revolution Back Belt is being marketed overseas as of January 2018.
Q: Can we expect to see Revolution Back Belt available in North America anytime soon?
Q: What’s next for you as an inventor and do you envisage your reel based tension system being designed into other types of products?
Fortunately, I have the good luck to derive a lot of my ideas from practice. Consequently, we have two more products waiting in the wings, and I would be delighted to share them with your readers as soon I am able to.
We’d like to thank Dr. Lawrence for taking part in this Q&A session and we’re looking forward to seeing his new inventions. For further information about Revolution Back Belt visit: revolutionbackbelt.com
You can learn more about his practice at: broadviewhealthcentre.com
This is the latest in a series of question and answer sessions with individuals and companies who are working in the field of pain management that will appear on TheGoodBody.com.