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Prescription for Tight Hamstrings

January 13, 2008

Working like a personal trainer, the patented Hamstring Stretch-Rx puts the athlete or patient in complete control of their hamstring stretch.

The superior supine (back lying) positioning isolates hamstring muscles for optimal stretching while preventing injury by protecting the low back.

Hamstring Stretch-Rx  is light, portable and convenient for use at home as well as travel yet durable enough to be used in the clinic or training room.
 

The unique handle with its rapid line-length adjustment and release lever allows for dramatically increased flexibility (range of motion) improvement. In addition, contract-relax and hold-relax routines formerly requiring assistance of a therapist or trainer can now be done independently to further enhance flexibility.

Includes exercise guide designed by a physical therapist and comes with a drawstring bag for easy transport.

Hamstring Stretch-Rx Sold at MedEx01.com

Bongo Balance Boards

January 6, 2008

Bongo Balance Boards by FitterfirstAn exciting expert level balance trainer for Boarders, Surfers, Skiers, Hockey Players and Xtreme sports enthusiasts – you will love this one!Take one kick tail board, one dual bearing, multi-rotational , polyurethene wheel and strap them together with an I” beam and bungy cord and you will have a whole lot of balance going on. Boarders and skiiers will love the skills and tricks that they can master on our Bongo Balance Board. Boarders, Surfers, Skiers, Hockey Players and Xtreme sports enthusiasts will love this one! Bongo Balance Boards were king for balance freaks in the 60s and 70s. Now it’s back and faster than ever!

Benefits of using the Bongo Board

Balance – Static and Dynamic for enhanced sport and fitness participation. 

Postural Awareness – To correct inefficient body movements with little physical effort.

Proprioception – The body’s internal mechanisms for enhancing muscular movements that then call upon ‘memories’ stored in the muscles, bones and connective tissues to repeat a performance later on. 

Kinesthetic Sense – Enhances ability to judge the position of your body in space.

Stability – Improve balance, reducing the risk of falls and injuries associated with various sports and everyday activities.

Mobility – Retraining the body to move impulsively and freely without limitation.

Body Awareness – Learn via feelings/stimulus created by the board to instinctively be aware of muscles, muscle groups and limbs as they work to stabilize the body.

Confidence – The direct result of learning body awareness through balance conditioning.

Visual Challenge 

 To challenge your balance recovery ability, try the following exercises. Attempt only when a high confidence level has been achieved on the Bongo Board.

Play with eyes open and eyesclosed during exercises. When eyes are opened, explore the balance challenge of gently moving the head and neck up and down and then side to side.

To enhance performance try to stabilize the head, neck and upper body. 

Focus vision ahead into the horizon, but soften your gaze to enhance the peripheral field of vision. How far to the sides can you see while focusing ahead?

Skill Progression: As you progress and gain confidence on your Bongo Board, you may like to try some tricks to further enhance and develop your balance coordination.

Outside Magazine says “Ride the halfpipe at home! Bang up techniques for mastering the Bongo Balance Board, the snowboarder’s best friend.”

Fitter Bongo Board Sold at MedEx01.com

Easy-to-grip Cando Exercise Wate Bars

December 28, 2007


Cando Exercise Wate Bars are great for all types of training. So for any fitness enthusiast who wants to take his/her body to the next sculpting level and not clutter their closets these bars are a must have.The easy-to-grip Cando exercise Wate bars come in weights
ranging from 1 lb. to 25 lbs.Cando bars are used in the supine, sitting or standing position to increase strength and ROM.

Also use to improve endurance, balance and motor skills. The Cando exercise Wate bar is perfect for use in therapy, fitness, aerobics, yoga and pilates.

Cando Exercise Wate Bars are sold at MedEx01.com

Trigger Points Can Occur in any Muscle

December 17, 2007

Trigger points can occur in any muscle. Remember that every person is unique, and that you are the best judge of your pain and discomfort. Regular use of The Original Backnobber II tool can help you better understand the source and nature of such problems and can be an exceptionally valuable aid in your pursuit of a healthy, pain free lifestyle. The guidelines listed below can be followed when using The Original Backnobber II tool on any muscle in the body.1– Isolate a trigger point by pressing firmly with your fingertips or The Original Backnobber II tool over a specific part of the neck, shoulders, upper, middle or lower back, buttocks or thighs.2- When you feel a hard knot (like a lump) or soreness, apply pressure to determine the level of tenderness in the area. Some sensation of pain is to be expected from the pressure; although for many people, this sensation is quite pleasurable and satisfying. Experiment to determine a tolerable level of pressure.3Once you have located the trigger point and know how it feels, you’re ready to begin using The Original Backnobber II tool. As you become more accustomed to detecting trigger points on your body and how to apply pressure, you can begin immediately with The Original Backnobber II tool instead of performing the preliminary search.

4- The Original Backnobber II tool can be hooked over the shoulder or under the arm. Apply direct, steady, pressure to the trigger point in the muscle.
5- Pressure preferences vary widely among professionals and patients alike, but for many, pressure can be effectively applied for between 5 and 30 seconds. It often takes time for muscles to begin to “trust” the pressure, so the first 20 seconds may be a mere beginning. In general it is best to start slowly and gradually increase pressure as desired following your own best intuition and feelings.6- Apply pressure firmly to the affected muscle. Move along the muscle band at one-inch intervals. Stop and apply longer or deeper pressure to any knots or lumps as you work. Although almost any pressure on a muscle will usually have some releasing effect, it is best to apply pressure along the entire muscle from one end to the other, in approximately one inch intervals, and then stretch before moving onto another area.

7– Harmony and balance between both sides of the body are vital to achieving proper posture and function. It is best to work both sides of the body, just in case any pain is referred to the other side after being “detriggered.”

8- Remember to breathe! Sit back, relax and take some deep breathes both before, during and after using The Original Backnobber II tool.


9– Specific concentration on breathing can enhance the desired results of the trigger point technique. Take a deep breath and begin applying pressure as you exhale. Continue deep breathing as you perform this trigger point technique.

10- In addition to using The Original Backnobber II tool, paying attention to healthy lifestyle habits may also produce noticeable and desired results. Drink plenty of water, participate in physical activity at least 30 minutes a day, eat properly and get plenty of sleep. As you notice improvement in function and movement, you may also find yourself relaxing and enjoying life more than ever before!The Original Backnobber II tool is a wonderful gift. It is on Sale at Medex01.com for $37.66

Elasto-Gel Hot & Cold Therapy Cranial Cap

June 17, 2007

Apply Hot and Cold Therapy To the Head and Neck
Use for headaches, muscle strain, discomfort and more! The Elasto-Gel Hot – Cold Therapy Cranial Cap has been specially designed to apply mild pressure and hot or cold therapy to the head and neck regions. Use during Physical, Sports or Occupational Therapy….or for simple day-to-day needs.

Elasto-Gel Therapy Products are made of a tough, flexible gel covered with a four-way stretch material which allows maximum conformity, heat transfer, and comfort.
A single item serves both hot and cold needs!

For Heat Treatment – Heat in the Microwave or Conventional Oven! (Directions Included)Moist heat quickly penetrates muscles and joints when a warm wrap is applied. The wrap will continue to provide moist heat for 20 to 30 minutes before it will need to be reheated.

For Cold treatment – Simply Place in Freezer! (Directions Included)The wrap remains soft and flexible at temperatures as low as -20F. The cold wrap will usually numb the treated area within 5 minutes without the severe shock and pain experienced with ice or ice water treatments. The wraps will remain cold for 20 to 40 minutes.

Care Instructions:Always store product in a plastic bag while in the freezer.Wipe cover down with a damp (not wet) cloth using mild soap or disinfectant.Allow the product to fully air dry before continuing to use.

Available Sizes: (Sizing based on hat size, or circumference of head 1″ above ear)Small/Medium – Hat size 8 and smaller or head circumference 26″ or less. Large/X-Large – Hat size 9 and larger or head circumference greater than 26″

Buy the Elasto-Gel Hot – Cold Therapy Cranial Cap at Medex01.com

The Joymain Far Infrared Knee Braces

June 5, 2007

Joymain Far Infrared therapeutic knee braces can improve blood micro circulation to the knee helping those with knee-joint pain. The far infrared knee braces can be worn all day to provide medium compression to relieve pain and discomfort to help with conditions such as Arthritis, Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, leg cramps, ligament sprains, Meniscus injury, Myositis, Patella Tendonitis, Rheumatic pain, and sports injury.

All Joymain Far Infrared therapeutic products are rich in far infrared elements which can absorb and reflect the far infrared rays of 8-14 microns wavelengths effectively.

Joymain Far Infrared products can help improve micro circulation,remove blood stasis, ease pain, suppress bacteria, diminish inflammation, raise temperature and help the body keep warm more effectively. Use Joymain products to provide non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief with no side effects.

Joymain Far Infrared knee braces are made of 50% cotton and 50% far-infrared polyester and come in hemp-grey. The knee braces are available in two sizes, one for knees with a circumference of 12 – 18 inches and one for knees with a circumference of 15-20 inches. Knee braces are hand washable.

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Far Infrared Clothing and Bands Natural Healing You Wear
Joymain Far Infrared Knee Braces sold at MedEx01.com

Cho-Pat Wrist Support – Wrist Band

June 5, 2007

The Cho-Pat wrist support stabilizes the basic forearm muscle group at their junction in the wrist and hand. It diminishes the shock of forces which otherwise would telescope up the forearm and lead to forearm tendonitis.

By relieving forces to the elbow during repetitive activities, tennis elbow and its recurrence can be prevented. The wrist support also eases discomfort due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and is widely praised by individuals who suffer from weak wrists. The Cho-pat Wrist Support can be used as a preventative device or to provide support during work or play.

The Cho-Pat Wrist Support diminishes stress or pressure incurred at the hand and wrist that could telescope up the forearm and lead to forearm tendonitis or tennis elbow.

It uses compression around the wrist to lessen the impact on the basic forearm muscle group at their junction in the wrist and hand. The Cho-Pat Wrist Support provides customized compression and support for injured wrists or for maximum support during athletic activities. The lightweight elastic allows heat to escape ensuring a cool and comfortable fit while offering unrestricted support for the muscles and ligaments of the wrist.

Note: If you are between sizes, we suggest you order the smaller size

Sizing: Measure Circumference of Wrist
Extra Small 5.5-6 in.; 14-15 cm
Small 6-6.5 in.; 15-17 cm
Medium 6.5-7 in.; 17-18 cm
Large 7-7.5 in.; 18-19 cm
Extra Large 7.5-8.5 in.; 19-22 cm

Cho-Pat Wrist Support sold at Medex01.com

Complete Ab Workout Video – Exercise Ball

June 5, 2007

The exercise ball can be used for a variety of purposes. Some of the reasons the exercise ball is used are to learn proper posture, increase lumbar (low back) mobility, increase abdominal and back muscle strength, increase balance and stability as well as develop overall control and strength of the core body muscles.

Exercise Ball sold at Medex01.com

Neck Exercises

June 5, 2007

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Wristimer System Wrist Support

March 29, 2007


For Day

Hand Wash and Air Dry

Designed by an orthopedic hand surgeon, WrisTimer™ is the ideal dynamic support for occupational use . It’s unique finger and hand free design prevents damaging wrist flexion but allows healthy range of motion. This is the only brace that allows variable range of motion from 0 to 30 degrees. Full finger and hand grasping capability is maintained that enables full productivity at work. The WrisTimer PM™ maintains neutral wrist positioning during sleep. Provides optimum relief of CTS. The Curved Aluminum Support holds the wrist in a neutral position to reduce inflammation. The brace forms to the hand, wrist, and forearm. Extremely comfortable foam padding protects with soft, breathable cushion for comfort during sleep.

WrisTimer AM™ with Magnets wrist support provides therapeutic treatment during day. Finger and hand free design allows healthy range of motion and avoids damaging wrist flexion during work or activity. Elastic wristband adjusts easily for stable and comfortable wrist compression while finger loop adjustsfor desired range of motion. Designed by an orthopedic surgeon, WrisTimer® is an ideal dynamic support for occupational use. Used by leading companies for prevention and rehabilitation of carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries, research studies show preventing damaging flexion while allowing healthy range of motion during activity is desirable. Now with the therapeutic benefits of magnets, use for repetitive stress injuries, post-op rehab, carpal tunnel syndrome and prevention of potential damaging flexion during activity.WrisTimer PM® with Magnets is the perfect companion support to use at night.

For correct size, measure over bony prominence at wrist.

WrisTimer PM™ with Magnets wrist support provides therapeutic treatment at night. Dorsal application allows a comfortable fit and prevents flexion of the wrist. Aluminum stay holds the wrist in a neutral position to reduce inflammation and provides support following surgery. WrisTimer PM™ with Magnets maintains a neutral wrist positioning during sleep plus adds the benefit of magnet therapy. Research studies show maintaining a neutral position during sleep provides optimum relief and treatment of RSI symptoms. Use for repetitive stress injuries, post-op rehab, carpal tunnel syndrome and improving patient compliance at night. WrisTimer® with Magnets is the perfect companion for wear during the day.

Daytime and Nighttime WrisTimer are available in the following wrist sizes at MedEx01.com:
WrisTimer Day (Small, Medium, Large)
WrisTimer Night (One Size Fits All)