During World War II, our founder, Dr. Ludwig Stabholz, a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Warsaw, was pressed into service which would form the basis of his professional career. Appointed department head of surgery in the Polish Army Hospital, Dr. Stabholz was forced to treat, among others, the aching back of an SS officer.
Born in Warsaw in 1911, Dr. Stabholz survived the war largely because his skills as a physician were valued. He dedicated his professional life to the research and development of spinal treatments. He worked as a back disorder specialist in both public and private medical institutions. Dr. Stabholz’s areas of research for many years focused on likely causes of the failure of conservative spinal decompression methods, and the development of non-surgical solutions for treating spinal disorders.
By 1991 Dr. Stabholz designed the prototype for the Vertetrac. This innovative device was the distillation of his years of research and field experience, and would become Meditrac’s flagship product. The following year Dr. Stabholz’s book, “Low Back Disorders – Innovative Ambulatory Treatment and Self Treatment,” was published. This seminal work had great influence in the orthopaedic and chiropractic communities. It is on these principles that Meditrac was founded.
Dr. Stabholz established Meditrac in 1992. By 2000 Dr. Arieh Grober took over the management of Meditrac Spinal Center. Dr. Grober, an orthopedic surgeon with impressive experience, was also entrusted to oversee the medical research programmes and product development teams that are at the core of Meditrac products.
Dr. Stabholz died in 2007, leaving records of nearly eight decades of detailed research on the benefits of ambulatory spinal decompression that he created and championed.