TheraPutty® Exercises

TheraPutty® is a rehabilitative exercise putty that can be used for many different exercises to strengthen hands. If you are recovering from hand surgery or have limited mobility in your hands, below are some TheraPutty® exercises you can do to help improve your … Continue reading

Benefits of TheraPutty® for Hand Therapy

People use their hands for almost everything. As such, the results of a hand injury can be devastating. Fortunately, there are various hand therapy treatments to get those hands working again. Whether you are a patient recovering from surgery or … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Back Stretcher

Stretching can be very beneficial for athletes and people who exercise regularly. Stretching can also help those with muscle pain by limbering up tense muscles. One such area of the body that tends to tense up is the back. With … Continue reading

3 Stretching Tips

For most people who exercise and even for those who don’t, stretching is not the most exciting thing to do. Stretching may not give those endorphins you like, but it is definitely beneficial to your overall health. To make sure … Continue reading

Benefits of a Pegboard

If you are currently in rehabilitation or you want your toddlers to begin learning, a pegboard is a great choice. This fine motor coordination tool is both fun and advantageous. It can come in various shapes and sizes, but all boards serve the … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Inflatable Exercise Balls

With CanDo® Inflatable Exercise Balls, all your core exercises can be enhanced with just a ball. CanDo® Inflatable Balls can be used to improve balance, coordination, and flexibility. They also the perfect tool to strengthen muscles. By following the 3 inflatable ball … Continue reading

3 Inflatable Ball Exercises

Inflatable balls are more than just fun tool to bounce on. They can be used for exercises to get people in shape. If you have recently purchased an inflatable ball, you may wonder how to effectively use it. Well you’re in luck! … Continue reading

Using a Warmed Blanket

In our blog released earlier this week we spoke about how therapy blankets are the best for people with sensory processing dysfunction. Therapy blankets are weighted to hug the user into feeling nice and relaxed. If this treatment is not effective, … Continue reading

Weighted Therapy Blanket

Have you ever used a relaxing weighted blanket? If you have, you probably already know about therapy blankets. Most Occupational Therapists know that a light physical touch can be overstimulating for people with sensory processing dysfunction. To combat this dysfunction, … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Baseline® Tuning Fork

Tuning forks play a central role in vibration and sound therapy. They feature healing properties that are tied to the forks’ ability to create a resonance through the mind, body, and emotions. For performing therapies with a tuning fork, we recommend … Continue reading

Using a Tuning Fork in Medical Situations

Have you ever used a tuning fork? This tool is a very versatile instrument that can be used for many different healing processes. For those who are unaware, a tuning fork is a two-pronged metal fork that can be used as an … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Dipsters®

It’s the middle of Summer and one way to escape the heat is to relax in a pool. For people recovering from an injury, or receiving general therapy treatments, rehabilitation exercises can now be brought to the pool with Hydrotherapy. If … Continue reading

Keeping Cool for the Summer

With the extremely warm weather here to stay this Summer, it is important to stay cool. Not taking action to cool off in warm temperatures can lead to some serious and sometimes fatal health conditions, such as heat stroke. To counter … Continue reading

Foam Roller Choices

With so many foam rollers out there, it may be hard to choose the right one. There are other foam rollers then just the ordinary white one. Different foam rollers have a different firmness and are perfect for a various … Continue reading

Foam Rolling Mistakes to Avoid

If you’ve ever been in a gym, sporting goods store or even browsing through the fitness section on Amazon, you’ve probably seen a foam roller. Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release, or self-massage, that helps sore muscles and … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: HawkGrips® IASTM Tools

If you are looking for instruments to assist in soft tissue mobilization, look no further than HawkGrips®. Earlier this week we explained how using an instrument for soft tissue mobilization benefits patients more significantly than just using your hands. HawkGrips® offers multiple … Continue reading

What is IASTM?

If you have ever seen any type of tool assisted massage, you have an idea of what IASTM is. IASTM, or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, involves using a range of tools which enable clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals … Continue reading

Monitoring Heart Rate

Do you know your heart age? If you are unhappy with your heart age, there are many ways to improve it as discussed in our article earlier this week. The best ways to reduce risk of a heart attack or … Continue reading

Calculating Heart Age

Have you have ever heard the phrase “heart age”? Heart age is a way to calculate and figure out your risk of a heart attack or stroke. A younger heart age means a lower risk of heart disease. Believe it … Continue reading

Treating Shoulder Pain

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, it is essential to see your doctor immediately to develop proper plan of care. However, if you cannot see a doctor in the near future, there are many ways you can soothe shoulder pain yourself … Continue reading

Causes of Shoulder Pain

The ability to move around and be mobile is something a lot of people take for granted. As people get older, the ability to do certain movements can become limited. One cause of this can be unexpected pain, that can … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Bongers

Bongers are a great tool for percussive massages. As implied in the name, Bongers lightly tap or “bong” the patient for a soothing massage. Using the Bongers is both fun to do and easy to use. Bongers feature long, ergonomic handles … Continue reading

Percussive Massage Therapy

Did you know that a massage can not only relax you, it can also relieve soft tissue pain? This type of massage therapy can be achieved through a percussive massage. This treatment, also known as tapotement, is a new breakthrough … Continue reading

Athletic Training Tools

The NATA or the National Athletic Trainers’ Association is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support athletic training as a profession. The NATA was founded in 1950 and has grown to over 45,000 members worldwide … Continue reading

National Safety Month

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. Thousands of organizations nationwide participate in this month to bring awareness to safety and … Continue reading

Balance and Technology: The Bobo PRO Balance System

The future of balance training is here! If you have been balancing training for a while and have become bored of your regular exercises, you should try the Bobo PRO Balance System. This tool can be added to the balance … Continue reading

The Importance of Balance Training

Do you have good balance? You may not realize it, but having good balance is essential to do everyday tasks, such as walking or carrying a backpack or purse. Even though it seems like balancing is an easy thing to … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Treatment Tables

Earlier this week, we wrote about 3 important factors to consider when buying a treatment table. You should consider portability, durability, and size. Are you considering purchasing a treatment table to help your business? If you are, you should consider … Continue reading

Buying the Right Treatment Table

When it comes to buying a treatment table for your clinic it can be hard to choose the best one. Trying to find the right treatment table that fits your needs can be a daunting task if you do not … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: LidoSpot® Pain Relieving Patch

When it comes to figuring out how to treat pain there are a lot of different options. Products ranging from an ice pack for dull pain to TENS stimulation for more chronic pain. For fast-acting, long-lasting temporary pain relief we … Continue reading

How Pain Works

If you have ever stubbed your toe or have gotten a paper cut, you know what pain feels like. You get an immediate sharp sensation at the injured area followed by a much duller feeling and possibly a scream. If … Continue reading

Hydrotherapy Treatment Methods

Earlier this week we gave a brief introduction to Hydrotherapy. This water therapy can be used for rehabilitation and can improve muscle strength and cardio ability.  Aquatic Therapy, Whirlpool Baths, and Hot/Cold Water Therapy are some of the common Hydrotherapy … Continue reading

Introduction to Hydrotherapy

With the weather getting warmer, now is a great time to get active in the water. Going for a swim is a great way to stay active as it promotes muscle strength and cardio activity. It’s also a good way … Continue reading

Keeping Safe with TOGU® Inflatable Exercise Balls

When it comes to exercising, safety should always be your top concern. If you are not aware of the potential safety hazards, serious injury can occur. Luckily, a lot of companies have safety measures built-in to their products, making it … Continue reading

Outdoor Safety Tips

While it is good to stay active during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month it is just as important to stay safe. Safety does not necessarily mean you have to live inside a bubble. You can go for a hike, … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Baseline® Fold-Up™ Monofilament

Earlier this week, we wrote about monofilaments and the tests they could provide. The monofilament is one of the best tools to test for diabetic foot ulcerations. If the ulceration is caught early enough, amputation can be avoided. There are … Continue reading

What Are Monofilaments?

Have you ever used or have been treated with monofilaments? From the name alone, there is not much you can surmise as to what monofilament does. Mono means one and filament is a slender threadlike object. Put it together and … Continue reading

National Osteoporosis Month

The month of May isn’t just for fitness and sports. This month is also National Osteoporosis Month. While you are being physically active it is just as important to be aware of your bone structure. Making sure your bones are … Continue reading

National Fitness and Sports Month

Did you know the month of May is National Fitness and Sports Month? To celebrate, we are spreading the word that anyone, if physically able, can benefit from being active. For children, physical activity can improve muscle fitness and heart … Continue reading

Types of Exercises with Resistance Bands

Have you ever exercised with resistance bands? A resistance band is a multi-functional exercise tool that allows the user to do many exercises with just one band. The resistance of the band can vary depending on the flexibility of the … Continue reading

Working Out with Resistance Bands

If you want to strength train but don’t have easy access to a gym, try using resistance bands. Using resistance bands gives you the workout you desire without the need of carrying heavy weights or using up a lot of … Continue reading

Use Puttycise® for Occupational Therapy

One service that Occupational Therapists provide to individuals is hand therapy.  In situations, some people may incur a hand injury that they wouldn’t be able to fully recover from. This is where Occupational Therapy can help. Occupational Therapists treat people … Continue reading

Improve Fine Motor Skills with Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists cover a wide variety of rehabilitative exercises. This includes but is not limited to exercises that improve motor skills. Some exercises an Occupational Therapist provides may seem like they wouldn’t be beneficial, however, these seemingly non-functional tasks can … Continue reading

Occupational Therapy vs Physical Therapy

Often times occupational therapy and physical therapy get mistaken for being the same profession. They do share some commonalties. Practitioners of each profession are trained in the knowledge and practice of treating musculoskeletal injuries. Also, both professions aim to educate … Continue reading

Occupational Therapy Month

Here at Fabrication Enterprises Inc. we are celebrating Occupational Therapy Month! To celebrate, we want to inform and make people aware of Occupational Therapy. This profession is important as it affects the way people with health problems live their lives. … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Baseline® Body Fat Scale

If you are on a weight loss journey, an essential tool to use to track your progress is a scale. Measuring your weight allows you to compare your current weight to your future weight loss. For a great scale that … Continue reading

Weight Loss Misconceptions

Losing weight can be a daunting task. There are so many myths surrounding weight loss that it can be hard to tell truth from fiction. Trying to lose weight is hard enough without all the confusion of how someone should … Continue reading

Healthy Training for the Summer

Spring has just begun and that means that Summer is right around the corner. With Summer almost here, a lot people like to exercise to prepare for the beach. To prepare, it is key to exercise with a well-rounded routine. … Continue reading

Training for Winter Sports in Spring

Are you an avid skier? Spring is here, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop practicing for winter sports. Professional skiers don’t just stop once the ice melts and neither should you. There is a way to start practicing … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Pronation/Supination Wrist Exercise Wheel

Have you recently injured your wrists? You’re in luck! The CanDo® Pronation/Supination Wrist Exercise Wheel is here and it’s ready to help you out with your wrist recovery. As the name suggests this wheel exercises your wrist, but it also … Continue reading

It’s All in the Wrists

Ever try doing a push-up and end up quitting not because of a burning in your chest, but from a burning in your wrists? Chances are this pain is formed because your wrists are not strong enough to support your … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Exercise Yoga Mat

One of the best ways your body can naturally deal with stress and depression is by practicing yoga. Yoga is great way to relax the mind and body while also getting in some physical activity. There aren’t many things you … Continue reading

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Do you ever have a feeling of depression or anxiety? It turns out, too much work from either school or the office can be a common cause. To counter this, some people look at medicine to help control these feelings. … Continue reading

National Sleep Awareness Week

Sleeping is unavoidable and helps as person “recharge” after a long day! It’s the one thing most of us look forward to at the end of the night. With the proper amount of sleep awareness, people can be better prepared … Continue reading

Patient Safety Awareness Week

This week (Mar. 11-17) marks Patient Safety Awareness Week. This week is designed to encourage awareness about patient safety among the public and healthcare professionals. Patient safety is a fundamental principle of health care. What makes patient safety so essential … Continue reading

Fascia Training with the Actiball® Relax Thermo

The word fascia is a widely used term in the physical therapy world, originating from the Latin word meaning “band or bundle”. Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue made up of mostly collagen that is found beneath … Continue reading

Jump Into Action with The Jumper®

If you ever wanted a balance trainer that can do more than just improve your balance, the TOGU® Jumper® Stability Dome may be right for you. The Jumper® is a multi-functional stability dome used for strength and endurance training. Thanks … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Twist-n-Bend® Bars

If you are looking to strengthen and increase your range of motion, look no further than the CanDo® Twist-n-Bend® Exercise Bars. Twist-n-Bend® bars are lightweight and portable making them perfect for people who travel and want to strengthen their wrists … Continue reading

Treating Tennis Elbow with the Tyler Twist

Lateral Epicondylitis, more commonly referred to as Tennis Elbow, is a common injury that is easily treatable. Tennis elbow occurs when the tendons in your elbow come under too much stress by repetitive motions in the wrist and arm. This … Continue reading

Choosing a CanDo® Balance Board

If low aerobic exercises with a balance pad is not your thing, then using a balance board may be a better option. Compared to balance pads, balance boards offer more of a challenge when it comes to balance and vestibular … Continue reading

Train like an Olympian with Airex®

The Winter Olympics have kicked off sparking a worldwide competition between the nations of the world. For both Summer and Winter, athletes train year-round to participate in these games. They train hard and in turn they require the best gym … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Dynamic Stretch Strap

As mentioned in our previous article, charley horses can produce intense pain. They sneak up on you while you are asleep in your bed and can become very painful. Thankfully, this problem can be prevented through stretching. Using the CanDo® Dynamic Stretch … Continue reading

Stretch to Prevent a Charley Horse

As you are sleeping soundly and having sweet dreams, suddenly you get a sharp feeling in the middle of the night. You are awoken by a scream worthy pain in your leg. As this pain starts to alleviate after a … Continue reading

Using Dumbbells for Time Under Tension

Earlier this week we wrote about the exercise practice known as “time under tension”. To sum it up, “time under tension” allows people to get the results they want without lifting heavy weights. Dedicating time to certain muscle groups and using … Continue reading

Time Under Tension

If you enjoy picking things up and putting things down, chances are you are a fan of free weight training. However, lifting the heaviest weights does not always mean you’re stronger than someone who lifts lighter weights. The person who … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: The FabStim®

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a type of nerve stimulation therapy that helps relieve mild to chronic pain. With a prescription, you can use this therapy treatment in the comfort of your own home. It does not have to … Continue reading

TENS for Pain Relief

Ever consider using electricity to relieve pain? Electricity can help relieve pain as a type of therapy for people suffering from many types of pain inducing injuries. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) uses electric frequencies to send non-painful signals through the … Continue reading

Time to get Antimicrobial

With flu season upon us, it is a good idea to take action to stay germ free. Taking precautions and getting rid of bad germs will make you less likely to get sick. To prepare for the fight against bad … Continue reading

Take Action Against Flu Season

Flu season is here and this year it is affecting a lot of people. In some cases, the flu can be very serious or even fatal. What some may perceive as a cold, could be a deadly flu virus. To … Continue reading

CanDo® Kinesiology Tape

In our last article we detailed the numerous benefits of kinesiology tape. This tape is great for improving, healing and relaxing muscles. Many different brands manufacture their own kinesiology tape. With all these brands that carry kinesiology tape it can … Continue reading

Benefits of Kinesiology Tape

If you have never heard of kinesiology tape before, you should know that it is not just any ordinary tape. It is a thin, stretchy tape that is applied to the body providing a therapeutic effect. While kinesiology tape can’t … Continue reading

Products to Improve Posture

Previously this week we discussed bad posture and some of the ways you can prevent it. It is true that there are things you can do by yourself to improve posture without any product aid. For example, getting up from the … Continue reading

How Bad Posture Can Affect You

Ever slouch in front of your computer while you are at work? Chances are you are doing it right now. Most people who sit in front of the computer all day tend to slouch to get more comfortable. This is because … Continue reading

Comparing Acupuncture and Dry Needling

There are many ways to treat and manage pain. Some people take pain medication in the form of pills, while others look for alternative ways to help cope with pain. Of these alternative ways, one might consider either acupuncture or dry … Continue reading

Keeping your New Year’s Fitness Resolution

It’s the start of the new year and the most common New Year’s resolution is to go to the gym. Especially after eating a lot of holiday food at the end of last year. Although it is good to make … Continue reading

Exercising Away Sleep Deprivation

The best way to get your body tired and ready for sleep is to do intense workouts at the right time of day. This means that doing cardio workouts and lifting weights in the afternoon or at night increases your chance … Continue reading

Tell Insomnia to Take a Hike

Sleep is something we all must do at the end of the day no matter how much some try to fight it. No amount of energy drinks can prevent the inevitable. Everyone needs to sleep because if we don’t, then … Continue reading

Combating Joint Stiffness

It is true that when the human body gets cold, it does not circulate blood as well which can cause joints to stiffen. Though not scientifically proven, most people say that the cold weather affects their joints. The best way … Continue reading

Cold Weather Tips to Consider

Winter is almost here! While there are no ice zombies to fight, there is the cold weather to battle. As temperatures drop people’s mindsets must change when it comes to exercising and physical rehabilitation. It is no longer feasible to run … Continue reading

Balance Training Tools

Earlier in the week we spoke about postural stability and why it is important to balance train as we grow older. Now that we’ve established why this is important, it is good to know how we can balance train. It … Continue reading

Improving Postural Stability

When you go to the gym do you usually just work on cardio or weight training? Balance training is not really common at the gym unless you are at a specific class like yoga or Pilates. It turns out that … Continue reading

Using Cold and Hot Contrast Therapy

We all know that when we stub our toe we need to apply ice, after yelling profusely of course. We also know that great feeling we get when we apply a warm compress after hurting our back from lifting something … Continue reading

Types of Hand Dynamometers

Hand dynamometers are unique therapeutic instruments intended for evaluating and measuring the most extreme isometric qualities of your hand and forearm muscles. Sports, like baseball and tennis, where the hand is utilized for tossing or lifting make use of dynamometers … Continue reading

How to use the Digi-Flex® Multi

Discover the future of hand therapy today with the CanDo® Digi-Flex® Multi hand exerciser. It is an innovative approach to hand therapy that allows completely customizable hand and forearm strengthening. It is a great option for rehabilitation therapy after an accident, rebuilding … Continue reading

Digi-Flex® for Musicians

Anyone can use the Digi-Flex® for hand training, especially musicians. Playing an instrument requires great strength in the fingers, which this hand exerciser can help maintain and develop. Using the CanDo® Digi-Flex® can develop strength, flexibility, and coordination. This device has … Continue reading

Benefits of using Kettlebells

Dumbbells and barbells have long been used in fitness training programs. This is because they give you value when it comes to building muscle, strength, and creating an impressive physique. However, all this has been changed thanks to kettlebells. Using … Continue reading

How to Set Up Your Relief Pak® Heating Unit

The latest addition to the Relief Pak® product line is the Relief Pak® Heating Unit. This collection of heating units is unique because each unit, including four and six pack capacity units, feature insulation. This insulation makes the heating units … Continue reading

Static and Dynamic Stretching

Do you stretch before and after your workout? It is suggested that every person should stretch as a “warm-up” before a workout and as a “cool-down” afterwards. These pre- and post-workout strategies are often used to reduce the risk of … Continue reading

Stress Management Tips

We have all dealt with stress before throughout our lives in one way or another but chronic stress can affect your entire well-being. It can cause disturbances in your physical and mental health. To be happier, healthier and more productive, it’s … Continue reading

Massage Therapy Products

There are many different ways to receive the healing effects of massage therapy. Massage therapy products are one main way to gain pain relief. These tools can be used with the help of a massage therapist, a friend or even … Continue reading

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is celebrating National Massage Therapy Awareness Week® October 22-28. This is the 21st year it is being celebrated and gives people the opportunity to promote the massage therapy profession and their practices. Massage therapy … Continue reading

World Osteoporosis Day

Every year, World Osteoporosis Day falls on October 20th. This is a day dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Around the world, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are at … Continue reading

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

When thinking of therapy, there are many different types for specific needs. Two therapies that can often be mistook for one another are Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Both Physical Therapists (PTs) and Occupational Therapists (OTs) have an extensive knowledge … Continue reading

Types of Physical Therapy Products

Have you ever been to a Physical Therapist? You’ll notice in your therapist’s office many different types of physical therapy products. Each with its own purpose. Physical therapists use a variety of techniques and products to help their patients rehabilitate … Continue reading

National Physical Therapy Month

In addition to National Chiropractic Month, October is known for National Physical Therapy Month. During this month, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) strives to raise awareness about the risks of opioids and promotes safe and effective alternatives for pain … Continue reading

Chiropractic Treatments

Chiropractors use many different treatments in order to help heal their patients and these techniques have many beneficial characteristics. Some treatments include: Massage Therapy, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Ultrasound and Hydrotherapy. Below we briefly outline what these chiropractic treatments … Continue reading

National Chiropractic Health Month

Every October is National Chiropractic Health Month. This month centers around the chiropractic field encouraging patients to start with safer, effective and conservative options for pain before moving on to riskier treatments. This year, National Chiropractic Health Month is focused … Continue reading

Using Moist Heat Therapy

Heat therapy or thermotherapy can be used for many different reasons. It can help sooth aches and pains by reducing muscle stiffness and discomfort. There are actually two kinds of heat therapy: moist and dry. The two are both beneficial … Continue reading

Benefits of Heat Therapy

Heat therapy, also known as thermotherapy, is the use of heat in treatment. Applying heat to an area increases the blood flow, bringing along proteins and oxygen. The overall benefits of heat therapy are very prevalent.  This therapy method is … Continue reading

Cold Therapy Products

Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, is a popular form of treatment for acute injuries. The method works to reduce swelling by cooling the skin, narrowing the blood vessels in the underlying tissues, and thereby restricting blood flow to the … Continue reading