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Bauerfeind ViscoPed Shock Reducing Insoles – Latex Free

October 8, 2008

The ViscoPed insole from Bauerfeind is the original full-length insole designed to aid in targeted relief of metatarsal pain (pain under the ball of the foot), tired, aching feet, sore knee joints and back pain. ViscoPed does not contain latex.

Viscoped Advantages

  • Full-length viscoelastic insoles incorporating areas of softer density in the heel and metatarsal region
  • Raised metatarsal pad aids in desired realignment of metatarsal heads
  • Slight contouring of the arch for gentle support
  • Provides shock load reduction throughout the entire length of the insole
  • Ventilation holes allow for air circulation to combat heat build-up
  • Five sizes may be easily trimmed for optimum fit
  • Always available in pairs to prevent leg length discrepancies, Viscoped may be easily converted from one shoe to the next
  • Viscoelastic medical-grade silicone provides peak shock load reduction to ankle, knee and hip joints

Viscoped can be used to treat:

  • Metatarsalgia- A general term for irritation of the metatarsals; aching pain in the metatarsal bones of the foot result from anatomical changes in their alignment.
  • Fat pad atrophy- Also known by “thinning of the fat pad”, this condition is characterized by a decrease in the size, or wasting away of the layer of body fat that is normally present to protect the metatarsal phalangeal heads; can also occur in the heel.
  • Foot pain (plantar pain) * Pressure redistribution
  • Diabetic foot- Frequently results from neuropathy, or nerve damage, in the feet which can lead to a dulling or loss of sensation, making one unable to feel pain, heat or cold; Viscoped should be worn only in non-ulcerative conditions.
  • Morton’s neuroma- An irritation that is caused by compression of a branch of the plantar nerve between the heads of the metatarsal bones and sometimes occurs when the second toe is larger than the big toe.
  • Back and joint pain
  • Hyperkerastosis- Thickening of the outer layer of skin. It may occur as an inherited disorder, affecting the soles of the feet.
  • Splayfoot- A condition in which the feet are abnormally flattened out.
  • Forefoot and toe deformitiesBauerfeind

ViscoPed Insoles sold at MedEx01.com

Kool N Fit Sport Conditioning Spray

April 28, 2008

KOOL N FIT SPORT CONDITIONING SPRAYKOOL ‘N FIT SPORT CONDITIONING SPRAY is a powerful, all natural external muscle spray for better warm-up, increased endurance, and faster recovery. It is liquid, non-staining and easy to use. Leaves no messy residue and has a refreshing aroma-therapy scent.
KOOL ‘N FIT SPORT CONDITIONING SPRAY relaxes muscles to allow better stretching, allowing them to work more efficiently with less risk of strain or tear.
The Sport Conditioning Spray aids in warm-up providing higher performance with less chance of injury.
Kool N Fit Sport Conditioning Spray increases the blood flow to your muscles providing an increased supply of oxygen and nutrients giving you more energy during competition and recovery.
Tips:
Tip #1: During Workout/Event Soak KNF-Sport in a sponge and carry it with you for easy application when fatigue or cramps need to be avoided.
Tip #2: Before a Game Spray KNF-Sport on before a game, during half time, or before overtime to invigorate and prevent injury.
Tip #3: Before Sports Spray KNF-Sport on muscles before sports for better warm-up and performance. Apply before stretching for best results.
Tip #4: Shoes Spray KNF-Sport on the insoles of your shoes to keep feet cool and fresh.
Tip #5: Pre-Exercise Spray KNF-Sport on muscles to relieve Pre-Exercise tightness and Event anxiety. Apply on neck, forehead, and temples, too!
Tip #6: During Sports Spray KNF-Sport on muscles during sports to invigorate and to increase performance. Carry it with you during long events.
Tip #7: Minor Aches Spray KNF-Sport on muscles and joints for temporary relief of minor aches and fatigue in sports. Cover large area, don’t rub in.
Tip #8: During Bath Pour 6-7 tablespoons of KNF-Sport into bath water to relax muscles and promote healing.
Tip #9 At Bedtime Apply KNF-Sport at bedtime to minimize next day soreness, stiffness, and minor pains. Revitalize while asleep!

Inversion Therapy Benefits

April 11, 2008

Inversion therapy is a method of treating back pain by diminishing the influence of gravity, reducing the compression of the vertebrae and discs and allowing the muscles and ligaments that encase the spine to relax.

This is typically performed on what’s called an inversion table. The table allows you to lie on your back relaxed, in an inverted position. This position eliminates some or all gravitational compression, depending upon how far back you position your body.

Inversion therapy is the safest, quickest and most effective way to increase the space between your vertebrae. Numerous clinical studies published in reputable medical journals have confirmed that inversion really does increase the separation between the discs of the spine, which brings relief from back pain.

For instance, one study considered 175 people who were unable to work due to back pain. After eight inversion treatments, 155 of the patients were able to return to work full time.

Other benefits people experience with a regular program of Inversion therapy :

* Maintains your height. Regularly inverting will help you avoid the “shrinkage” others your age are showing because of the cumulative effect of gravity over a lifetime.

* Improves circulation. When you’re inverted, your body can circulate your blood aided by gravity rather than having to work against it. In addition, with inversion, gravity helps the lymphatic system clear faster, easing the aches and pains of stiff muscles.

* Relieves stress. A full-body stretch feels rejuvenating! And the inversion table makes that relaxation easier to attain than climbing on a jungle gym or taking a yoga class. Many people sleep better with regular inversion therapy.

* Heightens mental alertness. Any upside-down activity increases the supply of oxygen to the brain, which many authorities believe helps you maintain mental sharpness.

* Increases flexibility and range of motion. With inversion, your joints stay healthy and supple, so that you can easily remain as active as you were in your younger years.

* Improves posture. The stretch that comes with reversing the direction of gravity helps you sit, stand and move with more ease and grace.

* Realigns the spine after workouts. Running and other aerobic activities inevitably compress your spine, frequently unevenly. One-sided activities like golf or tennis often pull the spine out of alignment. During inversion, minor misalignments often correct themselves naturally.

Teeter Hang Ups inversion tables Sold at MedEx01.com

How do you BOSU?

April 9, 2008

The best thing about the BOSU Balance Trainer, besides its versatility, is that it adds fun to your usual workouts. Use it in place of your step for aerobic workouts (very tough) and while doing some traditional yoga poses, like warrior and triangle. It makes the workouts challenging and interesting.

Using the Bosu Balance Trainer can help improve:

Balance Because the BOSU Balance Trainer is never stable, you’re constantly engaging the small stabilizer muscles in the upper and lower body to keep you in place.

Kinesthetic awareness This is just a fancy word for your awareness of how the body is positioned at any given moment. This awareness is something that often declines as we age, so the Balance Trainer can help you stay connected with how your body moves.

Proprioception This is another fancy word describing how your body responds to external forces to keep your joints in the right position. When you stand on a Balance Trainer, all of your muscles are forced to contract to keep your joints in proper position. This helps make normal activities easier.

BOSU Balance Trainer Sold at MedEx01.com

Around the World – Travel Guides & BLogs

March 31, 2008

Around the World – Travel Guides & BLogs

Please take a few minutes to travel around the world.
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This great web 2.0 experience includes exciting travel stories, localized best-spots to check out, upload your own travel clips and store your travel diaries — for FREE!

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  • Real Live Video Guides – the best in the world!!

Instead of reading and imagining your ultimate destination click & view the many video guides.

  • Travel Diaries – online private diary feature; embrace your experiences & daily photos and most important…you choose who to give access to!
  • Home made clips – is your computer loaded up with travel video clips? We all have digital camera clips. Put them to good use. Share them at Globetrip.net.
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Upload your own or just watch other trekkers.

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Range of Motion Neck Exercises

February 27, 2008

One very powerful way of controlling your neck pain is to do daily range of motion exercises, putting your neck through full movement several times a day. This prevents stiffness developing and stretches all the attached muscles, making them less vulnerable to sudden demands

Studies show that loss of cervical curve and poor posture often lead to progressive disc degeneration, osteoarthritis, tension on the spinal cord and nerve roots, as well as anterior head translation. In fact, a translation of even a single inch may increase work for the posterior neck muscles by a factor of ten. If you suffer needlessly from poor posture work with the Posture Pulley Neck Exerciser to see and feel a noticeable improvement.

Posture Pulley Neck Exerciser

February 27, 2008

Posture Pulley Neck Exerciser

Studies show that loss of cervical curve and poor posture often lead to progressive disc degeneration, osteoarthritis, tension on the spinal cord and nerve roots, as well as anterior head translation. In fact, a translation of even a single inch may increase work for the posterior neck muscles by a factor of ten.With the Posture Pulley™, you can enhance your posterior head stabilization muscles, which reinforce an anatomically correct head and neck posture. When used on a regular basis, you will see and feel a noticeable improvement.


Fast. Easy. Effective.

  1. Place the dark neoprene section behind your head
  2. Grip the soft foam handles with both hands
  3. While maintaining a level head position, slowly extend and straighten both arms at eye level
  4. Hold for 5-10 seconds, retract and repeat

If you suffer needlessly from poor posture work with the Posture Pulley Neck Exerciser  to see and feel a noticeable improvement.

Posture Pulley Neck Exerciser Sold at MedEx01.com

Foot Massage Tips

January 28, 2008

Did you know that your feet might cover over 100,000 miles in your lifetime? Foot care is very important to help you as you travel on your journey. So take care of your feet and they will take care of you!

Dermal Therapy Heel Care is a wonderful product that utilizes moisturizing elements similar to those found naturally in healthy young skin.

Another great product is Dermal Therapy Foot Massage. Your feet deserve the relief provided by this special blend of beneficial vitamin E, aromatics, exotic calendula and arnica oils, plus the finest camphor and menthol enhanced with refreshing mint.You can massage with this cream as often as you like.


Dermal Therapy Heel Care sold at MedEx01.com

Dermal Therapy Foot Massage sold at MedEx01.com

Reclined Hamstring Stretch

January 13, 2008

The hamstring stretches done while lying on the back are gentler and place less stress on the back than those done while sitting. Depending on a person’s specific medical condition and level of pain, the lying down position may be preferable and comfortable. In particular, a person with low back pain should choose whichever position is most tolerable for their back while still giving a gentle stretch.

Check out the Hamstring Stretch-Rx  Sold at MedEx01.com

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