Agility Orthopaedic Centres & DBC equipment



Agility multidisciplinary Orthopaedic Centres offer patient-centric functional rehabilitation...

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About DBC

The DBC Active Spine and Shoulder Treatment System, used for treatment of long-term back, neck and shoulder problems was developed in Finland over the past 20 years. Today, the DBC network (DBC Global) provides treatment in more than 22 countries on five continents, including South Africa and Namibia. The international independently owned and operated multidisciplinary treatment centres follow a common definite goal: to provide the best possible care, as efficiently as possible, with a focus on the cost benefit to the patient and funds.


Globally, up to 33% of all sick leaves and 20% off all doctor’s appointments are as a result of musculoskeletal disorders, making them a multi-million-dollar expense to employers, insurance providers and society. By applying the revolutionary DBC concept, helping people with back, neck, shoulder, hips and knee problems is promising. While conventional treatments rely on manual techniques, such as massage, pain medication or expensive surgeries, the DBC concept helps the patient to recover through active treatment. This approach is supported by the latest research, as well as DBC Global’s database of over 130,000 analyzed treatment outcomes worldwide, collected since 1997. Overall, 90% of all patients treated with the DBC system have found the concept effective, with 93% of neck patients, 94% of shoulder patients, 88% of back patients, and 88% of knee patients reporting positive outcomes.


The DBC active treatment concept helps patients to recovery from pain and disability, increases mobility and workability, and thus improves the overall quality of life. Additionally, the concept is scalable, cost-efficient, and easy to implement, making it a suitable choice for insurance companies, employers, physical therapy clinics, and hospitals. The efficiency of the concept can create up to 30% savings to the payer.


Back pain is a common cause of morbidity and incapacity and has a significant social and economic impact. It’s second only to headaches when it comes to painful disorders that affect humans. To address chronic back and neck pain before surgery becomes a necessity, NHRS offers an established programme for members suffering from back and neck problems.

Our Treatment Programme

Agility / NHRS provides a Documentation Based Care (DBC) back and neck Treatment programme to treat and manage back and neck conditions that involve prolonged and severe pain.

  • Rheumatoid diseases

  • Post-traumatic LBP

  • (excl. injuries indicative for surgical intervention)

  • Post-operative LBP

  • Discectomy

  • Fusion

  • Decompression

  • Nerve root compression

  • Spinal stenosis

  • (first excl. indications for surgical interventions)

  • Pelvic pain predominance (SI-joints)

  • Spondylolisthesis and Spondylolysis

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Mechanical back pain


  • Post-operative

  • ACL

  • Mensiscus

  • PCL

  • ACL & MCL combination

  • Conservative

  • ACL injury

  • PCL injury

  • Isolated MCL injury

  • Knee arthroplasty

  • Functional improvement

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid diseases

  • Post-traumatic cervical pain
    (excl. injuries indicative for surgical intervention)

  • Post-traumatic soft-tissue injury – Whiplash

  • Post-operative

  • Discectomy and fusion of one segment

  • Fusion of several segments

  • Posterior foraminotomy/laminotomy affecting stability

  • Spinal Stenosis
    (if two decisions are made not to operate)

  • Nerve root or Cervical Plexus compression

  • Non-complicated local pain


  • Non-specific hip pain

  • Biomechanical

  • Post-operative hip conditions

  • Provided they have been cleared by the surgeon

  • Functional exercises

  • Open and closed kinetic chain exercise

  • Postural correction exercises


Trauma related

  • Dislocation

  • AC separation

  • SLAP lesions

  • Rotator Cuff tear

  • Avascular necrosis


  • Traumatic multidirectional instability

  • Impingement

  • Arthritis

  • Rheumatoid

  • Degenerative

  • Frozen shoulder

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