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7 Tips to Swim Faster

Swimming is a great cross-training option during the colder months when it is too cold to get your regular workout done outdoors. Guest writer Ron Burg agrees, which is why we’re excited to share his article with you today. 7 … Continue reading

Stretch to Reverse the Negative Effects of Sitting All Day

Sitting all day is bad for you for a number of reasons. The one reason most people worry about sitting all day is the layer of fat that settles around their midsection. Luckily, three simple exercises performed with a CanDo® … Continue reading

Infographic: How to Remove Kinesio Tape

Kinesio tape is great for stabilizing joints or relieving pain from minor injuries. You may recall that we showed you a few ways to tape yourself to relieve some common pains. That being said, the tape puts adhesive on a … Continue reading

Surprising Back Pain Triggers

Lower back pain can be caused by the strangest things. We asked around our office and found our employees had instances of lower back pain caused by the following: Pulling on snow boots Picking up a pet cat Sitting differently … Continue reading

What Hand Strength Reveals About Your Health

A report found in OnHealth, a supplemental publication for Consumer Report, more than 30 studies over three decades found a link between weak grip among middle-aged or older adults and future disability or premature death. According to an article in … Continue reading

Reasons to go on a fitness date for Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are over, there are less people at the gym, and, of course, love is in the air because Valentine’s Day is coming. Maybe you’re thinking of doing something sweet for your significant … Continue reading

Infographic: 30 Minute Resistance Band Workout

Health professionals recommend the average adult gets 30 minutes of physical activity each day. That being said, it doesn’t always have to be cardio. Keep things interesting by incorporating some strength training into your fitness routine. Research has suggested that … Continue reading

FEI Features New Sup-R Band® Dispenser Box at Medtrade Spring

Date: February 4, 2016 FEI Features New Sup-R Band® Dispenser Box at Medtrade Spring Fabrication Enterprises Inc (FEI) will feature its new Sup-R Band® Dispenser Box at Medtrade Spring Feb. 29 – March 2, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sup-R … Continue reading

8 Techniques to Improve Your Balance

Did you know that after the age of 30 muscles used to stand begin to weaken? Did you know one in three adults over the age of 65 takes a serious tumble each year? How about this: 20 percent of … Continue reading

6 Recovery Techniques for Cyclists

Professional road racing cyclist Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver of team Katusha says that he lost the 2012 Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain) after the second rest day. He was in the lead for 13 days, but after a rest day … Continue reading

4 Strength-Building Moves to Combat Shoulder Pain

Taking care of your shoulder is important to your overall health. It is important to find that balance between maintaining flexibility and over stretching, which can cause damage. The experts at Prevention spoke to Michael Silverman, PT, MSPT, of the … Continue reading

Video: How to Use Kinesio Tape to Prevent Injuries

The first time many of us noticed kinesio tape was during the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Since then, it seems there has been an ongoing debate as to whether it is effective or if it is a passing … Continue reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Foam Rolling for Injury Prevention & Recovery

Congratulations! You have taken the first steps to a healthier, happier lifestyle. You started working out, going to bed at a reasonable time, and eating more fruits and vegetables. You’re feeling great, but this new lifestyle brings about aches and … Continue reading

10 Recovery Methods that Work Better than Ice Baths

Ice baths, although they sound more like a punishment to some, have long been used by athletes and fitness fanatics as the ultimate muscle recovery method. However, new research from the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland … Continue reading

Exercise Balls – The Ultimate Tightening Tool

When you think about an exercise ball, you probably begin to imagine people sitting at desks, or using them for a modified sit up. You probably don’t imagine 6-pack abs and a strong core. Simple moves for your core can become … Continue reading

Tips to Prevent Snow Shoveling Injuries this Winter

By now many of us have had our first major snowfall of the season. We enjoyed building snowmen, sledding, and cozying up by the fire with a hot beverage. After the fun was over, some of us were given the … Continue reading

10 Deskercises to do at Work

We may not always realize it, but a large portion of our day is spent sitting down. We are sitting during the commute to work, sit at a desk in front of a computer for 8 – 9 hours, sit … Continue reading

Avoid Winter Injuries with These 5 Tips

Every year winter brings with it the risk of illness and injury. Injury prevention is a year-round task, but winter presents a unique set of challenges for injury prevention. Thankfully, our friends at Muscle & Fitness identified five tips for preventing … Continue reading

Infographic: When to Use Hot or Cold Therapy

Chances are at some point in your life you have strained, sprained, or wrenched some part of your body. Even if you are lucky enough to never have sustained an injury, as we age the chances of developing arthritis increases. … Continue reading

Full Body Resistance Band Workout

Resistance bands are often an overlooked piece of equipment at your local gym. To be perfectly honest, we don’t understand why that is the case. Resistance bands are an easy to use, versatile, portable, and inexpensive piece of equipment. The … Continue reading

Does Colder Weather Affect Your Joints?

Imagine this: you’re sitting around the dinner table on Christmas Eve and your great aunt starts to talk about how her arthritic knee has started to bother her as the weather has gotten colder. Some of your family members may … Continue reading

5 Foam Rolling Exercises that Saved a Professional Football Player’s Career

Nate Lawrie, a former American football tight end, played for five different NFL teams throughout his career. While recovering from back surgery after his third season in the NFL, Lawrie became an avid foam roller user to relieve pain in … Continue reading

Infographic: How to Customize your Digi-Flex Multi®

All fingers are not created equal: your pinky finger is typically weaker than your thumb, and your ring finger is probably not as strong as your pointer finger. Typical hand exercisers treat fingers like they are created equal and offer … Continue reading

FEI features Digi-Flex Multi® Hand Exerciser at Arab Health

Fabrication Enterprises Inc. (FEI) will feature its Digi-Flex Multi® hand exerciser at Arab Health 25 – 28 January 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Digi-Flex Multi® is a revolutionary hand exerciser that allows hand therapists to customize hand therapy … Continue reading

Stay Motivated During the Holidays with These 8 Tips

There’s a reason gym memberships skyrocket on January 1: the holidays are typically when we over-indulge and stop exercising on a regular basis. It’s ok to treat yourself every once in a while, but slacking off or eating poorly can lead … Continue reading

12 Things a Massage Therapist Knows About You After an Hour

Massages are great for easing muscle tension, relaxation, injury recovery, and overall well-being. That being said, it is a pretty intimate experience and the therapist working with you is bound to learn a few things about you during your massage. … Continue reading

Video: The Medicine Ball Side-Lunge: An Unconventional Move That May Stimulate New Muscle Growth

We all know that exercises such as squats, push-ups, rows, and lunges should be part of our workout. They are conventional exercises that are easy to do and they are effective. That being said, we should also incorporate unconventional moves, … Continue reading

6 Stretches to Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility in Joints

As we get older, our joints may start to hurt which can limit our movement. However, staying active is key to preventing joint pain and limited mobility. Stretching and mobility exercises help the body’s production of synovial fluid, which helps … Continue reading

FEI features Digi-Flex® Multi® Hand Exerciser at Medica

Date: November 5, 2015 FEI features Digi-Flex® Multi® Hand Exerciser at Medica Fabrication Enterprises Inc (FEI) will feature the Digi-Flex® Multi® hand exerciser at Medica November 16 – 19 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Digi-Flex® Multi® is a revolutionary hand exerciser … Continue reading

Staying Pain-Free Between Chiropractic Adjustments

As any chiropractor will tell you, the body many not always hold the correct position after is has been adjusted. Patients will soon return with the same ailment, sometimes because they did not take the appropriate steps after their last … Continue reading

Study Shows Practicing Yoga can Ease Arthritis Symptoms

A recent study from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine found that yoga can help improve symptoms of the two most common types of arthritis. We came across the study while reading an article by Tree Hugger. The study … Continue reading

Infographic: Resistance Bands v Free Weights

Have you ever wondered what the advantages/disadvantages are for resistance bands when compared to free weights? Resistance bands are one of our favorite products, but, we have to admit, we wondered the same thing. That’s why we put together the … Continue reading

Common Injury Prevention Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Here’s the scenario: you know you have hurt something, the pain won’t go away with rest and, if anything, it’s just getting worse. You go to Physical Therapy and want to do well so you can get back to your normal … Continue reading

Video: Kettlebell 101 – The Kettlebell Swing

Kettlebells are gaining popularity both for professionals and casual gym-goers. Swinging a kettlebell develops strong muscles and stability. Other benefits include: Teaching the hip hinge with spinal alignment Developing strength in the posterior chain (back and butt) Teaching users to … Continue reading

Infographic: American’s Attitudes on Aging

Did you know that millennials fear not being able to do the things they love as they age more than any other generation? That was just one of the findings in a recent study on aging by the American Physical … Continue reading

Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, as anyone who has had it will confirm, is one of the most painful workplace injuries one can sustain. It is the result of a compression of the median nerve and starts in your palm and then … Continue reading

Infographic: 7 Stretches in 7 Minutes to Eliminate Lower Back Pain

An estimated 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain in one form or another at some point in their lives. Those of you who have experienced it know how debilitating it can be! As part of our participation in … Continue reading

6 Tips for Bringing Your Workouts Indoors

The heatwaves of summer are [hopefully] over and the temperatures are starting to cool. We all know what that means: winter is coming. This winter promises to be a bear, so those of us who are avid outdoor exercisers even … Continue reading

FEI Participates in National Chiropractic Health Month 2015

We are excited to announce our participation in National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2015. Sponsored by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), NCHM 2015 focuses on the overuse of painkillers and hopes to bring attention to the public health crisis caused … Continue reading

Infographic: 5 Common Work-Related Injuries

The words “work-related injuries” often conjure images of construction sites, factories, or truck drivers, but there are a range of common accidents and injuries that occur in all workplaces. This infographic from Oahu Spine & Rehab describes five common work-related … Continue reading

FEI Features LidoFlex™ Patches at Medtrade Fall

Fabrication Enterprises Inc (FEI) will feature LidoFlex™ Pain Relieving Patches at the Medtrade Fall Expo October 26-29 in Atlanta, Georgia. LidoFlex Pain Relieving Patches deliver clinical strength lidocaine in the highest percentage available without a prescription (4%). The topical patch … Continue reading

School Backpack Awareness Day

Today we join the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) for their annual School Backpack Awareness Day. The goal of today is to help students and educators avoid the pain and injury that can come from carrying heavy backpacks and bags. The … Continue reading

7 Kettlebell Mistakes You Might Be Making

Kettlebells provide an easy way to increase strength and power, but to achieve success you need to be sure you’re using them correctly. Fitness Magazine published this article which identifies 7 kettlebell mistakes trainers frequently see: The weight is too heavy … Continue reading

Foam Roller Exercises for Building Strength

A foam roller is a great tool for pre- and post-workout. The roller acts as a deep-tissue massager and works out knots in our overused muscles, but did you know it can also be used to build strength? Nicole Falcone … Continue reading

FEI Features CanDo® Fold-Up Digital Pedal Exerciser at Medtrade Fall

Fabrication Enterprises Inc (FEI) will feature its CanDo® Fold-up Digital Pedal Exerciser at the Medtrade Fall Expo October 26-29 in Atlanta, Georgia. The CanDo Fold-up Digital Pedal Exerciser is an inexpensive and portable exerciser for both the upper and lower … Continue reading

How to exercise at the office using free weights or resistance bands

It’s impossible to deny the benefits of regular exercise, but many of us don’t have access to or money for a gym membership. Plus, most of us work long hours and we just want to go home and relax at … Continue reading

Make your own home gym

We all know exercise is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle but, for some, gym memberships are costly and can be intimidating. We were excited to find this article by Terricha Bradley-Phillips of the Gannett News Service which outlines how … Continue reading

Back to School Exercise Tips

It’s that time of year again: the temperature starts to drop, the leaves start to change, and the kids are going back to school. That also means mornings are becoming a little chaotic and it might be hard finding the … Continue reading

Backpack Safety Checklist

In 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission cited more than 5,000 backpack-related injuries treated at emergency rooms. Are you sending your child back to school with the right backpack? Be sure to avoid backpack-related injuries by following this checklist … Continue reading

5 Tips for a Harder Treadmill Workout

Don’t let the summer heat prevent you from achieving your fitness goals. This article by Amy Schlinger in Shape Magazine talks about how to get the most out of your run while you’re on the treadmill. One of the techniques (number … Continue reading

Fabrication Enterprises Inc features Sup-R Band® at FCA

Fabrication Enterprises Inc (FEI) will feature its Sup-R Band® exercise band at the Florida Chiropractor Association’s National Conference August 27-30 in Orlando, Florida. Sup-R Band® is a latex-free exercise band with comparable performance to latex exercise bands. It offers similar … Continue reading

FEI features Point Relief at FCA

Fabrication Enterprises, Inc (FEI) will feature its Point Relief® ColdSpot™ topical analgesic at the Florida Chiropractor Association’s National Conference August 27-30 in Orlando, Florida.

FEI features Sup-R Band® at FIME

Fabrication Enterprises, Inc (FEI) will feature its Sup-R Band® exercise band at the FIME Medical Trade Fair and Congress August 5-7 in Miami Beach, Florida.

Did You Know???

FEI will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next year?   Fabrication Enterprises has been providing products for physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation, athletic training, sports medicine, and homecare since 1974!  Our products have been sold to hospitals, clinics, fitness centers, professionals … Continue reading

New Product Announced

FEI is proud to announce our Dual-Sided Skin Fold Caliper (item # 12-1130).  For the first time, users can view the measurement scale using their RIGHT OR LEFT hand!  This lightweight aluminum caliper features floating tips to assure accurate and … Continue reading