Title: Upper Core Technologies Launches

The EmBrace® Exercise Device

By Gem Bartsch, FNP-BC
February 25, 2013

Sedona, AZ -

Upper Core Technologies

, LLC, has launched The EmBrace® Exercise Device (patent pending). It is a device and protocol available for

Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists

to use in their treatment and rehabilitation of clients with

weak respiratory accessory muscles

, also referred to as the upper core. Developed by

Darwyn Bartsch

, PT, DPT, The EmBrace® Exercise Device offers a strengthening program using a noninvasive, comfortable-to-wear device. It is a new intervention strategy that can
enhance a person's functional abilities
for life.

The EmBrace® Exercise Device is for children and adults through the lifespan, starting at age 12 months, who experience weakness of the upper core as demonstrated by a slouched posture, a weak cough, shortness of breath with speaking, and/or difficulty reaching overhead. Unlike other supportive braces and binders, The EmBrace® Exercise Device is not a bracing product, but a strengthening method. When a body segment or joint is braced, movement is restricted for that segment, which then contributes to muscle weakness. Exercise occurs when wearing The EmBrace® Exercise Device. It is a dynamic device and is uniquely designed to exercise and strengthen weak upper core muscles.

Concerns about a weak upper core cross all therapy disciplines, including pulmonology, cardiology, occupational, physical, respiratory, and speech therapy. Research literature has identified that a weak upper core is common for clients with an ineffective cough, low tone, developmental delays, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Parkinson's, Down Syndrome and stroke survivors.

About Upper Core Technologies
Upper Core Technologies is a Sedona-based online company that focuses on innovative and cutting edge therapeutic interventions. Its purpose is to design, research, develop, manufacture and distribute products for individuals, including those with special needs. Currently, Upper Core Technologies offers a unique solution to a common problem through The EmBrace® Exercise Device. For more information, please visit

To learn more about The EmBrace® Exercise Device and Upper Core Technologies, please contact

Darwyn Bartsch, President
6050 State Route 179, Suite 3
Sedona, AZ 86351
Office: 928.284.1400
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