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What Everyone Should Know About Resistance Band Colors

Posted on Apr 04, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Resistance exercise bands come in a number of colors and it’s not just for decoration. These physical therapy bands use these different colors in order to let the user know the force of the resistance that band offers. As your therapy/exercise program progresses, you can use these colors in order to increase resistance to gain strength or rehab from an injury in a safe manner.

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Posted in Resistance Bands and Tubing

Want to Prevent High Cholesterol? See How @ HPFY

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

There are some health issues that we can control and some that we cannot. High cholesterol may be the most important one. Cholesterol is found in all of our cells and the food we eat. We have all been warned about the dangers of high cholesterol in our diet, but do we truly understand the health risks associated with high cholesterol and how to possibly prevent high cholesterol?

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Posted in Rehab & Exercise

Lifting Heavy Objects from the Floor? Proper Lifting Techniques

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

We have all faced the need to lift a heavy object and have probably done so without injury. Did you know that you can cause serious injury if you use improper lifting techniques? Lifting a heavy object incorrectly can lead to acute muscle or ligament strains that can last for only short periods or linger longer. These strains are small little tears in the actual muscles of the lower back.

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Posted in Back and Abdomen

What Puts You at Risk for Lymphedema?

Posted on Oct 09, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Some treatments for cancer can have negative side effects and the risk of lymphedema is definitely one of them. Damage to the lymphatic system during treatment for cancer can lead to swelling in different parts of the body. To fully combat this means fully understanding the risk factors of lymphedema and finding medical aids to combat the effects of lymphedema since there is no cure.

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Posted in Lymphedema

How to Treat Foot Drop?

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 by Hunaid Germanwala

Foot drop or drop foot is not a ailment in itself but a sign of underlying nerve damage, muscle damage or skeletal and anatomical abnormality. People suffering from foot drop have difficulty lifting the front part of the foot. The front portion of the foot drags on the ground which makes walking difficult and increases the risk of accidental falls. Foot drop can be both temporary and permanent.

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Posted in AFO (Ankle-Foot Orthosis)

TENS Units

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

There are numerous ways to alleviate discomfort associated with pain. Through the use of NSAIDs or heat and ice packs, many of our aches and pains can be solved. One unique way of dealing with pain is through the use of a TENS unit. By using electrical impulses to affected areas, we can seek pain relief in a non-medicinal manner. These units are simple to use and are battery-operated.

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Posted in TENS and EMS

Cold Therapy Systems

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Cold therapy or cryotherapy is used to treat acute injuries to your musculoskeletal system. Anyone who has experienced a sprained ankle or wrist has heard the phrase “put some ice on it.” Applying cold or ice therapy to an acute injury can help shorten recovery time and potentially minimize pain.

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Posted in Hot/Cold Therapy Systems

How to Use TENS and EMS Units for Pain Management & Muscle Stimulation?

Posted on Jul 07, 2018 by Hunaid Germanwala

TENS is a small, portable and battery-operated machine which is worn on the body. TENS machines send small electronic stimulating pulses across the skin surface and along the nerve strands. This help to ease pain especially in people suffering from painful conditions such as back pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, ankle and foot pain, multiple sclerosis and sciatica.

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Posted in TENS and EMS

Using the Carpal Solution Carpal Tunnel Wrist Support

Posted on May 31, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

For anyone that uses a computer mouse, keyboard, or is an avid gamer the pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome can be debilitating at times.The use of a carpal tunnel brace can markedly improve the symptoms of this syndrome and Carpal Solution offers a simple and easy to use wrist brace to be worn during sleep. This home based, carpal solution therapy is dependable and effective.

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Posted in Precuts And Preformed Splints

Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Everyone has at one time or another felt sad, blue, or anxious over some event in their life. While these emotions are valid, Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD) is a completely different animal. These are emotions that can negatively affect our everyday functioning as well as our quality of life.

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Posted in Rehabilitation & Therapy

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