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Our 'Back' Story

Research Director & Co-Founder

Michael Halliday MS PT

  • Licensed PT MS

  • Spine Specialist (40+ Years)

  • University Professor (Emeritus)

  • Program & Clinic Director

  • Medical Research Team Lead

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Accompanied by a team of leading spine surgeons, MD's and many other medical professionals, Michael Halliday devoted his life to the advancement of research and discoveries to cure mechanical spine conditions.


Upright Spine Solutions (USS) is the parent company and developer of Uprightly Spine Care Centers, is responsible for innovative, effective, and long-lasting solutions for roughly 50 musculoskeletal, neuro-orthopedic or other related conditions such as respiratory, digestive, and other ailments associated with skeletal imbalance that stress internal organs.


Most common back and neck issues result from mechanical wear and tear and  can be easily managed and even avoided without costly medical intervention.


USS findings include over 25 significant medical discoveries that are transforming spine care tactics. Uprightly continues to work with practitioners and healthcare experts to elevate and improve "best practice" protocols.

Using special technology, the research team was able to measure, scan, and analyze the universal collapse of the human skeletal system we refer to as Skeletal Degeneration Syndrome or SDS. This was one of many methods used to derive dozens of medical discoveries that led to the development of long-term solutions for mechanical spine conditions.

Clinical application in physical therapy clinics around the USA continued to validate these discoveries since the 1980's.

Specialized spine equipment was created for the rebuilding and rejuvenating of the spine's joints and discs, and reveal better options for spine care.

Innovative orthopedic products were developed to help protect patients while  sleeping, working, and traveling. These products are exclusive to Upright Spine Solutions for the purpose of ensuring lasting success for each patient.

Endorsed by medical professionals nationwide, our mission is to help reduce the likelihood of patients slipping back to old habits or environments that allow symptoms or injuries to return, along with avoiding costly or temporary treatments.

Our methods help reduce opioid addictions and dependency on remedies that have no long-term value, and can keep people from overcoming their chronic spine conditions while spending unnecessary money.

Uprightly Program patients experience a long-term success rate over 95%.

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Research & Clinical Findings

For more in-depth information about our 40-years of research, clinical trials, and discoveries, we invite you to read our 5-Part Spine Health & Wellness Article.

Research Partners

Vert Mooney MD, orthopedic spine surgeon, researcher, author, VP of AOA, CA
Glenn Momberger MD, orthopedic spine surgeon, UT
Glen Church MD, neurosurgeon, UT
Joseph Nelson MD, orthopedic spine surgeon, UT
Larry Snow MD, orthopedic spine surgeon, WA
Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Neurosurgical team, Los Angeles, CA
Glen Terry MD, orthopedic surgeon, UT
Charles Burton MD, orthopedic spine surgeon, MN
Art White MD, orthopedic spine surgeon, CA
Jeff Wallentine MD, orthopedic surgeon, UT

Charles Hyde MD, UT
Jeff Fox MD, Clinical pharmacology/mathematical modeling, UT
David Fox MD, Family Practice, UT
Stan Green MD, Radiologist, UT
David Bennion MD, Internal Medicine, UT
Sean Curzon DO, Internal Medicine, UT
Susan Essman MD, Family Practice

Filip Garrett MD, Family Practice
Robert Heath MD, Family Practice
Robert Scott MD, Internal Medicine
Annette Wardell MD, Family Practice
David Nielsen MD, Radiologist, UT
Howard Loomis PT, DO, UT
Ron Donaldson MD, President of McKenzie Foundation, North America
UCONN Balance and Gait, Occupational Med, and Hospital docs

Physical Therapists
C Boyd Call PT, PhD, Anatomists, Professor, UT
Scott Wallentine DPT, Professor, MO
John Krogh PT, PhD, Anatomist, UT
Sean Newton PT, PhD, Anatomist/Professor, MO
Jeanie Cook PT, PhD, Professor, MO
Carlene Lindsey PT, Osteoporosis Specialist, CT
Kerlin-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic PTs, CA
Sister Kenney Spine Institute PTs, MN
UCONN Dempsey Hospital PTs, CT

Other Professionals

Dennis Eggett PhD, Statistics professor, BYU
Danny Buffington, Electrical Engineer, UT
Wes Thompson, USU Mathematics Professor
Makell Rogers, BYU Mathematics

Zac Boyd, BYU Mathematics Professor
Paul Daybell OT, ADL specialist
L Jay Sylvester PhD, Exercise Science
Bill Meier PhD, Exercise Science

Universities & Departments
Brigham Young University
  -Human Performance
  -Employee Services
  -Wellness Institute
Utah State University
  -Mathematics Department
  -Exercise Science
University of Utah
  -Pharmacology and Toxicology, Mathematical Modeling
University of Connecticut
  -Department of Balance and Gait Research
  -Dempsey Hospital Rehabilitation
  -Occupational Medicine Department
  -School of Dental Medicine
Missouri State University
  -Department of Physical Therapy
  -Department of Risk Management
AT Stills University
  -School of Physical Therapy
Creighton University
  -School of Physical Therapy
Evangel University
  -Risk Management
Drury University
  -Risk Management

Government & Corporate Partners
State of Utah
Utah Workers Compensation
State of California

California Workers Compensation
Provider Relations and Claims
U.S. Social Security Administration, Administrative Law Judges
Seattle Supersonics of the NBA
Miss America Scholarship Pageant, UT
MityLite Chair and furniture manufacturing, UT
Steelcase NA, Chair and furniture manufacturing, MI
United Parcel Service, Risk Management, UT
Discover Card Processing Plant, UT
Domore/DO3 chair and furniture manufacturing, IN
Hartford Insurance Company, Claims management, CT
Merit Medical Manufacturing, UT
Westinghouse/Hanford, Vivid concept Division, WA

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