The Core Problem

Nature has done its best to adapt the human body to environmental changes we’ve faced throughout time, but the rate at which our modern lifestyle is progressing has outpaced evolution – leaving us susceptible to back pain and injury. 

To understand today’s challenges and plan for the future, it is important to understand how we got to today. We’ve simplified millions of years of evolution to help you better understand the history of back pain and its impact on modern life.

A 3 part story:

PART ONE

THE END OF THE SPINE

At Dorsum, we aim to free the world from back pain. This introduction to the brand outlines back pain in terms we can all understand.

PART TWO

EVOLUTION IS NOT A STRAIGHT LINE

To understand back pain, one must understand the complexity of our spinal evolution and how we got to where we are today.

PART THREE

WHERE THINGS GO SIDEWAYS

Advancements in civilization introduced new demands and stresses on the human spine. Agriculture introduced new challenges, and with them came pain.

OUR Inspiration

OUR Inspiration

First responders and emergency medical personnel are continually put at risk for back injuries by lifting and carrying patients and equipment through challenging environments  – all strenuous labor. Back-breaking labor.

These heroes provide us all with a sense of safety and security in our daily lives – but often at the cost of their own health.  We designed and developed our introductory product, the Dorsum BaseFlex Pro, for EMS and First Responders in order to reduce their risk of back injury while at work.

See the BaseFlex Pro

The Dorsum Difference

Modularity

Our SpineAlign™ technology integrates across product lines, meaning a single spine can be used in multiple products in a variety of conditions.

Mobility

We believe that spine protection need not be restrictive but instead flex with your body while promoting proper postural alignment during movement.

Simplicity

By focusing on user-driven performance priorities, we are able to simplify product designs to the most basic and functional solutions possible.

The Dorsum Story

Northwest Inspired, Globally Focused.

Our story starts in the Pacific Northwest where Wild Land Firefighters of the Columbia River Gorge inspired our mission to solve lower back pain – and exposed a global problem worth solving.

The Dorsum Story

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