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Fitness Training at home with your Dog

Are you stuck at home with your dog? While there are many home workout exercises you can do, did you know there are many your dog can do too? It turns out dog fitness training is one trend taking the … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Therapy Propeller

Finding the right upper body exerciser can sometimes be difficult, especially if you are looking for something that is portable, lightweight and helps with range of motion. If you are looking for all those previously mentioned in one sleek design, … Continue reading

Keeping a Hygienic Workout Environment

Staying at home does not mean you have to stop being hygienic when it comes to your workout. In fact, sanitary practices are one of the biggest pet peeves when it comes to working out. It is good to know … Continue reading

Glassless Table Mirror for Speech Therapy

Depending on the age and severity of the speech disorder, therapists will use a variety of techniques to help treat it. One technique a speech therapist might use is having their patient practice mouth movements in front of a mirror. … Continue reading

What is Speech Therapy?

Therapy is a very general term that encompasses a variety of different treatments intended to relieve or heal a disorder. With speech therapy, people with communication or speech disorders are quickly assessed and treated. In this blog we detail exactly … Continue reading

Increase Safety with a FabSafe™ Fall Mat

This week is Patient Safety Awareness Week. With that in mind, we want to stress that doctors as well as patients should practice caution to lessen medical mistakes. As a doctor it is always good to seek new safety tools … Continue reading

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2020

Among doctors and medical professionals, safety should be the number one concern when it comes to working with their patients. However, sometimes this is not always the case as mistakes can be made which can inadvertently hurt the patient. From … Continue reading

Tools you need for a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep is very important, as we have mentioned in our article earlier this week. Sleep takes about 1/3 of your entire life and it is an integral part of leading a healthy lifestyle. If you are tossing and turning at … Continue reading

National Sleep Awareness Week 2020

No matter who you are, as human beings we all need sleep. Sleep is needed every day for people to function the following day. Without sleep, you won’t be able to perform at your best, so it is important to … Continue reading

Benefits of Antimicrobial TheraPutty®

With virus and flu season keeping people at high alert, it is important to have some products that can help protect you from germs. If you are a Physical Therapist and use TheraPutty® with all your patients, you might be … Continue reading

How to Protect yourself from Viruses

With the coronavirus becoming an epidemic, we thought it would be a good time to discuss how to protect yourself from viruses. Viruses can be very dangerous and can sometimes be life threatening. Risk of contracting the coronavirus right now … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Baseline® Body Fat Scale

BMI is not the only measurement for determining how much body fat you have. There are many other tools that can measure your body fat percentage. Measuring your body fat percentage is considered by some medical professionals as a more … Continue reading

What is BMI?

Have you ever measured your body mass index (BMI)? Measuring your BMI can give you a view of how much body fat your have and can help you determine if you are underweight, healthy weight, overweight or obese. This form … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Massage Gun

If you ever wanted a professional massage whenever you wanted in the convenience of your own home, you’re in luck! The CanDo® Massage Gun is the perfect electric massager for you. This handheld massager powerfully delivers percussion massages (repeated, rapid … Continue reading

Benefits of an Electric Massager

Do you use a manual self-massager? These tools are great for releasing knots and relieving sore muscles. However, sometimes they just take up too much energy to use. Most of the time when people want a massage, they’re too tired … Continue reading

Products for BFRT

As mentioned in our previous blog, Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) can bridge the gap between early rehabilitation and heavy lifting again post-surgery. You can get all the benefits of heavy lifting with BFRT without the need to use heavy … Continue reading

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

If you are not caught up in the fitness training world, there is a new training method that’s becoming the next big thing. It is called Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT) and it is becoming more and more of a … Continue reading

Medical Advancements in the 2020s

It is astounding how each year there seems to be more and more revolutionary ideas when it comes to technology in the medical field. These medical advancements have proven to be beneficial for both doctors and patients. Below we’ve listed … Continue reading

Different Types of TheraPutty®

TheraPutty® hand exercise material is one of our most popular products, and for good reason. It is unique in the way it helps you exercise your hand. It is both fun and beneficial in many ways. However, what if we … Continue reading

TheraPutty® and Autism

As most parents who have children on the Autism spectrum can tell you, if there’s one thing that has been tried and tested at home and at therapy, it would be therapy tools. While there are many that are useful, … Continue reading

Warmup with CanDo® Tubing with Handles

As mentioned in our previous article, it is important to warmup before exercising to get your blood pumping and reduce your risk of injury. One piece of exercise equipment that’s great to warmup with is CanDo® Tubing with Handles. Lightweight, … Continue reading

Wintertime Workout Tips

Winter is here and the cold weather tends to deter people from going to the gym to work out. Especially during those cold rainy and snowy days, you might just want to hibernate and wake up when it’s warmer. Sure, … Continue reading

Exercises for Older Adults

As people age, they should be more conscious of how they exercise. Exercises that were done as a young adult, may no longer be suitable and could lead to serious injury. Below are some low-impact exercises that are great for … Continue reading

Exercise for your Heart

Getting older does not necessarily mean you have to give up the gym. In fact, staying active and exercising as you age has shown to help your heart. Let’s face it, people are not getting any younger and older adults … Continue reading

New Year’s Fitness Resolution Tools

Do you know roughly 59% of people who have a fitness goal at the beginning of the year end up quitting? This does not have to be you. It’s important to remain focused and committed. Part of the reason why … Continue reading

New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? The year 2020 is almost upon us and it’s very common for people to make various fitness goals as their resolutions as they enter a new year. However, almost two thirds of the … Continue reading

Burning off Holiday Calories

Are you worried about the extra holiday calories you consumed this holiday season? Thankfully we got you covered with tips to get you in shape with no weights required! All you need is an AIREX® mat of your choice and … Continue reading

Have a Healthy Holiday

During the Holiday Season, it can be pretty difficult to stay healthy when there is an abundance of food in front of your face from all the holiday meals. Thus, it should come to no surprise that some people gain … Continue reading

Effective Kettlebell Exercises

Kettlebells have become a very popular alternative to traditional free weights such as dumbbells and barbells. Their weird cannonball like appearance adds a lot of versatility when it comes to strength training and endurance. Whether you are just starting out … Continue reading

Getting Started with a Kettlebell

When it comes to exercising with free weights most people associate it with dumbbells. However, that is not necessarily the case as there a lot of different weight options to choose from when exercising with free weights. For example, Kettlebells … Continue reading

Holiday Shopping List

With the holiday season, it can be tough to find a gift for a loved one. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with gifts and more to satisfy and make your friends and family happy. Below we’ve listed some great gift … Continue reading

Fitness Tips for the Holiday Season

How do you celebrate the holiday season? A lot of people choose to spend time with their family and eat special holiday meals. Even though the holiday season is here it does not mean you have to accept gaining weight … Continue reading

Warm up with Waxwel®

It is getting colder outside and soon Winter will be upon us. As the weather outside gets colder we tend to gravitate towards warmer things. Coffee, hot chocolate and sitting by the fire are all things that immediately come to … Continue reading

Staying Warm this Winter

Winter is almost officially upon us and you have probably already started to feel it. The freezing winds with colder temperatures and hints of snowfall would make anyone just want to stay home where it is warm. Unfortunately, we all … Continue reading

Burn Calories with the CanDo® Multi-Grip™ Exerciser

If you are not a fan of circuit training or find it boring, you should try practicing exercises with the help of an exercise tool. Having an exercise tool can keep you engaged and make exercising fun. One tool that … Continue reading

A Quick Pre-Thanksgiving Workout

Picture this. It is thanksgiving morning and you are looking to prepare for the feast ahead. You got your stretchy pants ready and maybe you are skipping breakfast. One more thing you can do before you start filling your face … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Balance Pad

Balance training can be done with just your body, but for a more effective training session try using a balance pad. Balancing with a balance pad can help with stability training and it is proven to be more effective than … Continue reading

Balance Exercises for Seniors

As people grow older, the fear of falling becomes more prevalent. With each fall, there lies a greater chance of serious injury. One bad fall can be very detrimental to seniors, which is why it is important for them to … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: TOGU® Challenge Disc

Would you like to add excitement to your exercise routine? Then look no further than the TOGU® Challenge Disc 2.0! As a device that is great for everyone, The TOGU® Challenge Disc enables the perfect amount of balance and coordination … Continue reading

What is Neuromuscular Activation?

Have you ever heard of neuromuscular activation? A term commonly used in the physical therapy world, neuromuscular activation is simply the combination of your nervous and muscular systems. It is used to help improve your exercises and decrease the decline … Continue reading

Types of Weights for Cardio Training

If you have decided to begin cardio training with weights, it is time to decide which weights are best for you to use. There are a variety of weights to choose from, so we have listed some of the most … Continue reading

Running with Weights

Walking and running are very good forms of exercise which can lead to a healthy lifestyle. Some people like to add weights to their cardio exercises to increase the challenge. However, does it really make you stronger? This answer varies … Continue reading

Indoor Halloween Fun with Sensory Ball Pits

Not going out this Halloween? There are some fun things to do indoors that can still help your guests have a good time. If you have ever been to places like “Chuck E. Cheese”, you know that ball pits can … Continue reading

How to Stay Healthy and Safe this Halloween

Does the thought of Halloween candy get you scared? Generally, Halloween is that time of the year to fill up on junk food and sweets that you or your children would get trick-or-treating. If you fear this candy may make … Continue reading

Improving Sleep with a New Pillow

There are many reasons why you might not be able to sleep at night. One common reason might be your phone, but there are other reasons such as an uncomfortable pillow that can put too much stress on your body. … Continue reading

The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep

Are you able to sleep well at night? Getting a good night’s sleep is important and should not be ignored in any way. It turns out, lack of sleep can actually lead to serious health issues. People who are not … Continue reading

Choosing the Right Foam Roller

Have you ever used a foam roller? There are many different foam rollers that suit different body types and needs. Foam rollers can come with different densities, shapes and sizes. Just like finding the right mattress, you should spend some … Continue reading

The Benefits of Foam Rolling

If you are new to exercising, you may see people at the gym using a tool called a foam roller. Most people look at others using a foam roller and wonder what exactly they are doing. For those who are … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Inflatable Balance Discs

This year for National Chiropractic Month the American Chiropractic Association is placing focus on informing the public on the importance of your musculoskeletal (MSK) system. One exercise tool that can be used to help improve your MSK system is a … Continue reading

National Chiropractic Health Month 2019

Every year, the month of October is recognized as National Chiropractic Health Month. Around this time of the year the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) celebrates chiropractic health and promotes ways it can be improved. This year, the ACA specifically wants … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Digi-Flex®

If you have suffered from a hand or finger injury, you might want to consider using the CanDo® Digi-Flex® with your hand therapist. In our previous blog, we mentioned some of our favorite exercises you can do with a Digi-Flex® … Continue reading

Improve Hand Strength with Digi-Flex®

Have you ever had to seek a hand therapist? Whether it is to recover from hand surgery or to strengthen your hands, one tool recommended by hand therapists is our CanDo® Digi-Flex®! A lot of people know of the Digi-Flex®, … Continue reading

Tools to Help Prevent the Flu

During flu season you should not always rely on just the flu shot to help you prevent the flu. Yes, it is very effective and a nice line of defense, but it does not help as much if you are … Continue reading

Early Flu Vaccinations

As Fall has just fallen upon us, so has colder weather and flu season. Although flu season does not reach its peak until around December through February, that does not mean that you should wait to get your flu shot … Continue reading

Treating Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is not a great feeling, but, as mentioned in our previous blog, it is treatable. If you have just started feeling pain in your lower back, there are multiple treatment options. Below are some products that you … Continue reading

Lower Back Pain

Do you have lower back pain? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), at least 80 percent of Americans will experience lower back pain in their lifetime. This makes it one of the most common causes … Continue reading

Types of CBD Products

CBD products come in many different forms to suit different peoples’ preferences and needs. To suit these preferences, we offer a variety of different AmourCBD products, each containing CBD in them. All AmourCBD products contains pure CBD extract and 0.0% … Continue reading

What is CBD?

Have you heard the term CBD? Recently, CBD has become a new buzzword in the health and wellness industry. CBD has been infiltrating pretty much every corner of the wellness world, from coffee shops and spas to retail stores. Everyone … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Stockinette

Has your doctor ever recommended that you use a stockinette sleeve? There are multiple medical issues that stockinette can help with. As mentioned in our article “Stockinette in Sports”, stockinette can offer great compression for those who have bursitis, or … Continue reading

Stockinette in Sports

Have you ever noticed while watching your favorite sport on TV, some of the athletes wear arm sleeves? Turns out that these “sleeves” are a medical garment called stockinette. Stockinette is a compression garment that can be used on the … Continue reading

Exercising with the CanDo® Multi-Grip™ Exerciser

Ready for your total-body workout? Our CanDo® Multi-Grip™ Exerciser is the perfect tool to add to your total-body workout routine! This resistance exerciser is lightweight, space saving and highly portable. It is designed to provide unlimited exercise options to users … Continue reading

Total-Body vs Body Part-Focused Workouts

Everyone has their own goals when it comes to exercising. Some people like to get extremely big and strong, some people want to lose a few pounds and others just want to maintain their physical fitness. There are a variety … Continue reading

Self-Massage Tips

Have you ever gotten a professional massage before? For some people, paying for a professional massage can be expensive. Sometimes it is best to just do things yourself because you know your body and what exactly you need. Self-massages are … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Ball Chairs

Have you used one of our CanDo® ball chairs before? If so, you may have noticed that the inflatable ball only comes in the color black. Now you can personalize your ball chair! For the first time, we are now … Continue reading

Training with Calisthenics

Are you the type of person who does not like to go for a run to exercise? Many people seek alternatives to running when looking for a cardio based workout. Going for a run is not fun for everyone but … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® DIGI-Grip™

Are you looking to improve strength and flexibility in your hands, fingers or forearms? If your hands are weak post-surgery or -injury, you may want to ask your doctor about using a CanDo® DIGI-Grip™ during your recovery. The CanDo® DIGI-Grip™ … Continue reading

Arthritis and the Weather

Many people with arthritis might mention time and time again, “the weather is affecting my arthritis.” This may happen every time “bad” weather comes, as some people claim they can feel it in their bones and body. Though many people … Continue reading

CanDo® Products for Professional Gaming

Like other professional athletes, professional e-Sport gamers train and condition their bodies for competition. To train, these athletes use a lot of various products, many of which are common within the Physical Therapy field. Below we’ve detailed a few training … Continue reading

Training for Professional Gaming

Nowadays, sports can encompass a variety of different athletes. In the world of e-Sports, professional gaming athletes mainly use their hands and fingers to gain victory over their opposing team. As a result of this hand use, it’s key that … Continue reading

Exercising with Aquatic Hand Bars

In the hot summer months, it is important to stay cool and hydrated. Nothing feels more cooling and relaxing than going to the pool. You can do all sorts of activities at the pool, including working out. If you are … Continue reading

What is Proper Hydration?

The summer can bring about some extremely hot days, especially around July and August. Therefore, it is important to stay cool and hydrated all summer long to avoid dehydration. Drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated however, do … Continue reading

Using TheraPutty® for Hand Rehabilitation

Physical Therapists (PTs) have an arsenal of products and equipment to help their patients recover from their injuries. When it comes to hand therapy there are several different products to use depending on the type of hand injury. One product … Continue reading

What Do Physical Therapists Do?

Have you ever been referred to a Physical Therapist? Physical Therapists (PTs) are a crucial part of rehabilitation and recovery. After a thorough evaluation, a PT will put together a plan of care to help patients rehabilitate and manage their … Continue reading

Active-Dynamic Sitting at Work

Do you sit at your desk for hours at a time at work every day? Hours of sitting for long periods of time can often lead to health problems such as back pain and impaired efficiency. The best way to … Continue reading

Is Sitting too much of a Health Issue?

Did you know that when you sit you are using less energy than when you stand or move? Though that may seem like common sense, it is an important fact that should be kept in mind. Sitting for prolonged periods … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Inflatable Exercise Balls

This July 4th you can add a little bit of fun and exercise to your party. Exercise balls are often used to improve balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength but they can also be used just for fun. We offer a … Continue reading

July 4th Health and Safety Tips

Are you celebrating the July 4th holiday this week? By tweaking certain ways you have fun for this holiday you can celebrate and remain healthy and safe. Below we’ve listed some health and safety tips you might consider this July … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Kinesiology Tape

Have you used kinesiology tape before? Kinesiology tape is used by many people to help improve their bodies’ ability to heal. When this tape placed on sore muscle areas, the skin slightly lifted away from sore or injured tissues. This … Continue reading

Athletic Trainers and the NATA

Have you ever been treated by an Athletic Trainer? Even though the word “athletic” is in the name, Athletic Trainers can be found treating people not only in a sports setting, but also in other professional settings like Hospitals, Performing … Continue reading

Practice Safety with Gait Belts

Focusing on national safety month, it is important to be safe and reduce injury. Working as a caregiver can be a difficult job that can place people in situations where he or she might get injured. Moving patients from one … Continue reading

National Safety Month 2019

Every year in June is known as National Safety Month! This month focuses on safety and it promotes awareness to reduce the leading causes of injury at work, on the road, in our homes and in our communities. For 2019, … Continue reading

WaxWel® Paraffin Wax for Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a great stress reliever and a WaxWel® paraffin wax treatment is ideal for soothing pain in your hands and feet. What if we told you that you can combine the two by using WaxWel® scented wax? Our WaxWel® … Continue reading

Aromatherapy for Stress Relief

Everyone has had the feeling of stress. Turns out, people get stressed for different reasons. This feeling varies from person to person. Whether it is at work, school or just life, stress can be a real pain. Thankfully there are … Continue reading

Pillows for Better Sleep

If you are not having a good night’s sleep this may affect your mood. Tossing and turning every night is harmful to your sleep and if you find yourself doing this it might be time to change your sleeping habits. … Continue reading

Daily Habits to Improve your Mood

If you in a bad mood that you cannot seem to get out of there are steps you can take to help it. By modifying your daily activities and habits you can potentially improve your mood and lead a happier … Continue reading

Use AIREX® for Exercising Outdoors

As mentioned in our previous article, exercising outdoors can help save money and time as well as improve your mood. However, your mood might not be so great if you need to sit, stand or kneel on some hard ground. … Continue reading

The Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

Exercising is a great way to keep healthy and active but sometimes exercising indoors is not very exciting. With the weather getting warmer, now is a great time to exercise outdoors. Below we’ve listed some benefits of exercising outdoors: Improved … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: the CanDo® Magneciser®

Are you the type of person who likes to workout at night? Do your workouts wake up other members of your family? If you need an exercise tool that is designed to be quiet, try using the CanDo® Magneciser®! The … Continue reading

Benefits of a Nighttime Workout

Do you exercise in the morning? Early morning workouts to start off the day might not be as beneficial as you think when it comes to sleeping at night. New research, shown in Cell Metabolism, has found a significant link … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Tubing-with-Handles

Osteoporosis is a terrible disease that is responsible for over a million broken bones each year. For many people it’s a major cause of fractures, back pain, spinal problems and loss of independence. While Osteoporosis cannot be cured, there are … Continue reading

National Osteoporosis Month

Do you have or know someone who has osteoporosis? This disease creates a loss of bone density and can occur as people age. It is responsible for over a million broken bones each year, and is a major cause of … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: the Cuff® wrist and ankle weights

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time get into shape and stay active. There are many ways to be active, whether that is through sports or other fitness activities. One product that can help with both sports … Continue reading

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month 2019

Do you know that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? For those who are not aware, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is an annual observance that promotes staying active through sports and other fitness activities. Regular physical … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Twist-n’ Bend®

Hand and wrist strength are key to making progress in a strength training workout. By strengthening hand and wrist muscles you may be able to lift heavier weights. If you have weak wrists, there are many exercise tools you can … Continue reading

Ready for Spring Allergies?

Allergy season is here, and it is here to stay for a while. The weather throughout the year can impact the severity of allergens. With milder Winters, Spring allergies are becoming worse. This is because with warmer weather trees tend … Continue reading

Make your Spring Exercises Sup-R!

Spring is in the air and during this time people tend to ramp up their exercise routines. Sometimes the cold weather from the Winter can detour people from working out. The warmer weather of the Spring is a great motivator … Continue reading

Preparing for Spring Exercises

Spring is here and you know what that means, getting back into shape for summer! The warmer weather is great for going on walks, hikes and other outdoor activities. After coming out of a Winter exercise hibernation, it is good … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: TOGU® Challenge Disc

Balance and coordination skills are an important part of life. It’s essential to continuously train those skills, so you do not lose them when you get older. With the TOGU® Challenge Disc, you can measure and improve your balance and … Continue reading

Balance and Coordination Exercises for the Elderly

Balance and coordination are vital skills to have and it is very important to maintain these skills. When people grow older, they tend to be more prone to falls. Apart from chronic illnesses, other reasons such as impaired eyesight, side … Continue reading

HawkGrips® Emollients

Have you ever been treated for soft tissue dysfunction using Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)? This treatment instruments can end scar tissue build-up caused by weak tendons, muscles, and ligaments. For patient comfort, clinicians should use emollients on their … Continue reading