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About the Author: Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary


Hi there, my name is Kevin Cleary. I was born in Westchester County in 1966 on December 3. I lived there until 1973 when my family moved. I graduated from high school in 1984 and then attended college in New Jersey, where I graduated with a marketing degree in 1988. Upon graduating, I worked with Enterprise Rent a Car doing sales for two years after which I joined the New York Telephone Company as a field technician. Growing up and through adulthood I was very active in many different sports including football, soccer, softball, and ice hockey amongst others. In 1995 I married my long time girlfriend Robin and in 1996 we moved to Connecticut. In 2000 we welcomed a son into the world. He has grown up to be a great kid!! In April 2006 I was injured jumping on a trampoline with my son and injured my neck to the point where I am a quadriplegic. Things changed rather rapidly after that and I was forced to learn things about the medical product field that I would otherwise not have known. After several years of therapy I have been able to determine which medical accessories are effective for my condition such as wheelchairs, standing frames, neuromuscular stimulators, as well as other rehab/therapy items. I have worked with doctors, therapists, and other patients to determine what will be right for me. While working with my therapists, we sometimes would design something while thinking outside of the box to make something work. Some of this work that I have done have been utilized for patients other than me. This hands-on insight has helped me with research that I have done for HPFY. Although my condition limits me, I try to get out as often as I can. I enjoy sampling cuisines from different countries not to mention a good glass of single malt scotch!! I try to keep up with the sports that I used to follow even though I can’t participate in them. I still enjoy listening to music from around the world and a good comedy always makes me laugh. I like to think that I am technologically competent, since my job with the phone company was technically based (working with multiplexers, digital systems, and computers).

Kevin Cleary's Articles

How to Choose Catheter Funnels: Funnel End Catheters & Luer End Catheters

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Today’s catheter market has a multitude of options for each urological patient. Your individual medical condition may dictate what type of catheter you can use, but there are options that can be personalized to your own likes and dislikes. We here at Health Products for You can help you navigate the confusion of the catheter market and find the one that may be right for you.

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Posted in Intermittent Catheters

The Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Who doesn’t enjoy a good massage? A good massage feels great. Trained massage therapists understand the body’s physiology and can target sore, aching muscles and can even promote blood flow to an injured area. The only downside of massage therapy appointment is it is not in your home. There are some simple ways to receive the health benefits of massage therapy in your own home. Let me explain!!

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Posted in Massage Therapy

Want an Easy Way to Find a Catheter Alternative? Read This!!

Posted on Jul 10, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Battling incontinence can be quite the endeavor and in many cases the need for catheters may seem like the only alternative. What if there was a way that you could avoid potential UTIs and use a catheter alternative? Believe it or not this is possible!! Yes, men and women are different and there are catheter alternatives for both male and female incontinence. Allow me to help you!!

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Posted in Urologicals

First Aid Doesn’t Need to Be Hard: Read These 10 Tips

Posted on Jul 04, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Basic first-aid is not something that needs to be feared or even dreaded. Figuring out how to perform basic first-aid is solely a matter of having the confidence to follow some simple guidelines and procedures. While some may fear performing basic first-aid tasks, we here at HPFY can give you 10 tips on things to know about first-aid to make things easier.

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Posted in First Aid

Top 5 Best Selling Hospital Beds of 2019

Posted on Jun 26, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

A good night sleep is important and for those with medical needs that require the use of a hospital bed, sleep is doubly important. Not only do hospital beds allow for a good night sleep, they can help prevent medical issues such as skin breakdowns or bedsores. We here at HPFY have compiled five of the best-selling hospital beds this year to help you choose.

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Posted in Home Care and Hospital Beds

The Ultimate Guide to Medical Tapes

Posted on Jun 24, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Medical tape uses can be varied on the injury or location the techniques used can also vary. Common types of medical tape can include kinesiology tape, rigid strapping tape, elastic adhesive bandages, and hand tearable stretched tape among others. So how do you choose medical tape and apply it properly? We here at Health Products for You can give you skinny on medical tapes and their proper usage.

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Posted in Medical Tapes

How Do Alps Skincare Products Help?

Posted on Jun 20, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Our skin is our largest organ and our first line of defense against nasty stuff like infections. This means we should be diligent in protecting our skin and for those with prosthetics, it is doubly so. Where our bodies merge with prosthetic legs or arms, these areas of skin can be more susceptible to breakdowns. To minimize the potential negative effect, ALPS Skincare Products may be your solution

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Posted in Prosthetics

Beat the Heat with Cooling Vests

Posted on Jun 20, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

In summer when our core temperatures rise to dangerous levels, heatstroke or heat exhaustion can quickly develop. Also, heat can be a trigger for those suffering from multiple sclerosis. Outside of running inside for the coolness of the AC, how should we efficiently keep ourselves cool during the hot summer? That answer may be with cooling vests. Let me explain why.

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Posted in Cooling Vests

The Breather: An Aid to Respiratory Muscle Training

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Respiratory muscle training devices can help those who need to strengthen muscles in the respiratory system. Many people can benefit from respiratory muscle training and they include speech therapy patients, pulmonary patients, and even singers or athletes. The muscles for breathing, swallowing, and even speech are easily strengthened through regular use of The Breather.

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Posted in Spacers and Inhalers

How to Swim with a Physical Disability?

Posted on Jun 10, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

The act of swimming can be extremely therapeutic for those with disabilities, both physically and psychologically. If you are physically handicapped Swimming seems impossible. But now you can enjoy swimming using Disabled swimming equipment. All you need is the right guidance in order to find the appropriate equipment you need to dive on in!!

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Posted in Aquatic Rehab Therapy

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