David was established in 1981 by Mr. Arno Parviainen. The early years were intensive development of the loading principle and other biomechanical features. Collaboration was close with Prof Paavo Komi from the University of Jyväskylä. Several articles were published in science papers validating the variable loading principle integrated to all devices.
In the mid-80’s David’s focus started to shift to using device based exercise in rehabilitation. The first product in this area was for knee rehabilitation using sophisticated training and testing technology including EMG.
In the early 90’s, David introduced a revolutionary patented hip lock mechanism which allowed therapeutic exercises to be used for even the most serious back patients. The comprehensive treatment program built around the technology was the foundation of the David Spine Concept today.
In 1999 Arno sold the company but in 2008 an opportunity emerged to buy back the business, which Arno did together with his son, Lauri who is a medical doctor and had an IT company with projects in cloud computing.
A series of development projects were initiated and during the past eight years a cloud based IT platform was introduced in 2010. In stages all products were redesigned including a completely new shoulder system. Today, David has the world’s most advanced therapeutic exercise platform but development continues in exciting new areas.