What is Kinesio Tex tape?

What is Kinesio Tex tape?

By now, many people have been able to observe the highly visible athletic uses and the familiar colors and taping patterns used by successful Olympic and professional athletes. But Kinesio® Tex Gold™ is more than an athletic tape. It is a unique therapeutic tool that has provided new options in rehabilitation and sports medicine throughout the world.

This amazing elastic therapeutic tape has been designed and engineered by Dr. Kenzo Kase for more than 30 years in Japan. Since then, Kinesio® Tex Gold™ has become the standard for therapeutic and rehabilitative taping.

Kinesio® Tex Gold™ sets the standard for elastic therapeutic taping.

  • It creates a lifting effect on the skin’s surface, which improves circulation and relieves pain.
  • It may be applied using different amounts and directions of tension, so the tape has the ability to relax or stimulate muscles.
  • It is made of gentle cotton fiber.
  • It features a 100% medical-grade acrylic adhesive.
  • It is totally latex free.
  • It does not limit the wearer’s range of motion.
  • The distinctive wave-pattern weave moves with the wearer’s movements.
  • It allows for 3 to 5 day wear time to provide 24-hour results to the patient and to provide for an economical treatment.

The Kinesio Taping® method utilizes Kinesio® Tex Gold™ to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Both Kinesio® Tex Gold™ and the training protocol have shown results that would have been unheard of using older methods and materials.

Available in:

  • Kinesio Pre-Cut Back – designed to support over stretched back muscles, lower back pain, lumbago and sciatica.
  • Kinesio Pre-Cut Neck – designed for neck pain caused by muscle strain or ligament sprain.
  • Kinesio Pre-Cut Shoulder – designed to provide support for shoulder muscles, treat rotator cuff injuries and relieve shoulder pain.
  • Kinesio Pre-Cut Knee – designed for runner’s knee, provide knee and patella support, and alleviate associated pain and swelling.
  • Kinesio Pre-Cut Wrist – designed to provide support for carpal tunnel syndrome, provide wrist support and alleviate associated pain.
  • Kinesio Pre-Cut Foot – designed for plantar fasciitis, support of the arch of the foot and alleviate associated pain.

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Introducing the ChiroTrac DT

ChiroTrac Dt

• Adjustable velcro tabs allow for a perfect fit for any neck size.
• Soft-touch cover is durable and comfortable.
• Inflator can be detached for easy user mobility.

Exclusive Dual-Therapy Technology
ChiroTrac Dt’s new cold therapy pack is designed to induce analgesia and provide additional pain relief during traction sessions. Cold therapy has been shown to reduce blood flow and metabolism to affected tissues, providing relief from inflammation. Ice therapy has also been shown to decrease muscle stretching during traction.

ChiroTrac Dt collar can be used with or without the included cold pack, the results is more effective and targeted pain relief for many categories of neck pain.

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Free Biofreeze Samples

If you promote your practice at local events, like health fairs or 5K races, etc. you can increase the community’s awareness of your practice by having your practice name on free samples.  People love free samples!

The FREE Practice Builder Services outlined below can help you find, treat, and retain patients and clients.

•             Free Biofreeze samples attached to a card imprinted with your practice name gets patients to try before they buy—so you can sell without selling

•             Generous additional free sample quantities help you market your practice through community events

•             Free Biofreeze Patient Education DVD for your waiting room or website, demonstrates the science behind Biofreeze

•             Free Biofreeze Countertop Display and Authorized Reseller Window Cling, increases the visibility and likelihood of sales without active selling efforts

•             Free Exercises and Research through Thera-BandAcademy.com, the world’s leading source for TheraBand exercises, evidence-based protocols, and Thera-Band and Biofreeze research studies

•             Free Massage Therapy Treatment Manual illustrates exclusive treatments using Biofreeze and Prossage products

All this support combined with the power of the product means Biofreeze practically sells itself.  Now you can offer the benefits of the Best Biofreeze Ever to your patients and clients risk free.  Based on the experience of tens of thousands of healthcare practitioners and their patients, you’ll be glad you did!

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Colorless Biofreeze

Colorless Biofreeze Pain Reliever delivers targeted pain relief with the benefits of cryotherapy to treat athletic and muscle related injuries, sore or strained muscles, shoulder and arm discomfort, neck, hip and leg pain, back pain, painful joints, ankle or foot pain, and pain associated with bruising, and arthritis.

The #1 clinical pain reliever now has an enhanced formulation in original and new colorless options.

MORE PREFERRED

• applies easier and penetrates quickly

• effective skin conditioners

• 4 out of 5 users prefer the new formulation*

MORE NATURAL

• botanical blend of ilex, arnica, aloe, boswellia, calendula, green tea, burdock root, and lemon balm

• 100% paraben-free

• now available in colorless gel, roll-on and spray

Features

•          Applies easier and penetrates quickly

•          Enhanced and more natural formula

•          Biofreeze Colorless (dye-free) options

•          Proprietary herbal blend

•          100% paraben-free

•          Effective skin conditioners

•         Greaseless and non-staining with vanishing scent

•         Manufactured in the USA

•         Not tested on animals

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Biofreeze On The Go Singles

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ProMed now carries Biofreeze Singles on the go

The power of Biofreeze while on the go

Three top benefits including:

  • Nothing on the hands.
  • Easy to dispose.
  • Fits anywhere.

Performance Health has expanded its Biofreeze® product line with the introduction of Biofreeze Pain Relieving Singles, the perfect complement to at-home and in-clinic Biofreeze applications. This innovative packaging provides the power of Biofreeze in an ultra portable, no mess application providing pain relief—anytime, anywhere. Simply snap open the small pouch, apply Biofreeze to the painful area and continue with daily activities.

“We are very excited to launch this truly innovative addition to our highly respected and effective Biofreeze product family,” stated Jeff Mathers, product manager for Performance Health. “Pain can strike at inconvenient times and inconvenient places, and it’s not always feasible for patients to carry our larger patient-sized Biofreeze products. We encourage hands-on health care practitioners to recommend Biofreeze Singles as a complement the patient-sized products so that patients are protected no matter where they go. This stamp-sized packet fits in a wallet or purse and provides immediate access to Biofreeze pain relief. Even when patients are on-the-go, they don’t have to wait to treat pain.”

Biofreeze Pain Reliever is the number one clinically-used and recommended topical analgesic. It delivers targeted pain relief with the benefits of cryotherapy (cold therapy). Doctors, therapists and patients are shifting toward topical analgesics and away from systemic pain relievers, which can affect the gastrointestinal tract, heart, kidneys and other organs, as well as cognition. Conversely, topical analgesics deliver targeted pain relief with low levels of systemic absorption, which may result in less risk for systemic toxicity and/or drug interaction.

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Introducing Torex Hot/Cold Compression Sleeves

Torex Hot/Cold Compression Sleeves are easy to use and stay in place while keeping your hands free. The sleeve design rolls on gently, completely covering the injured limb. This 360° design delivers hot or cold treatment deep into soft tissues where needed. Torex’s latex-free, non-toxic, premium grade materials remain soft and comfortable when chilled or heated, allowing the contraption to mold to the limb. These sleeves include an insulating compression bandage that protects the skin from extreme temperatures while also providing slight compression. These features make Torex Compression Sleeves a more effective treatment option by reducing treatment time, providing faster pain relief reducing swelling.

Torex Compression Sleeve

An injury can cause damage to ligaments, tissue and blood vessels. Our bodies naturally attempt to repair the damaged area by causing the cells around the injury to increase their metabolism. The increased metabolism requires more oxygen which is not available due to the damaged blood vessels and increased fluid. This also prevents necessary waste removal. Without the required influx of oxygen and removal of waste, the cells begin to die. When the cells are unable to repair the damaged area, blood and fluids pool around the injured area causing painful swelling and bruising.

So how exactly do these hot & cold therapy sleeves really work to reduce swelling, manage pain and promote faster healing?

For cold application, Torex sleeves are applied to an injury to reduce the temperature of the damaged tissue area. The reduced temperature keeps the cells around the injured area alive by slowing their metabolic rate which causes them to use less oxygen. The flow of fluids to the injured area is also slowed as the local blood vessels constrict. The reduced fluids results in reduced swelling. When more cells are kept alive in the damaged area by cold therapy, there is a significant decrease in bruising and fluid buildup. Also, when there are fewer damaged cells that need to be repaired, the body is able to heal faster. Cold therapy also reduces pain associated with an injury as the cold temperature numbs the nerves. Cold applications are best used immediately after an injury. Store your Torex Compression Sleeves in the freezer or refrigerator for cold therapy.

Torex sleeves should be used for heat therapy during the repair stage of an injury, usually more than 72 hours after the injury occurs. Heat therapy helps the damaged cells rebuild faster as it increases the blood flow to the tissue. Heat can also benefit sore, overworked and tight muscles but should not be applied to acute injuries or where internal bleeding, discoloration or swelling are present.  About one minute in the microwave is all it takes to use Torex Compression Sleeves for heat therapy.

Torex Compression Sleeves are available in the following 6 sizes. For the best fit, loosely measure around the largest part of your limb.

  • Small:  4” – 10”
  • Medium:  10” – 15”
  • Large:  15” – 21”
  • X-Large: 21” – 28”
  • Ankle:  One Size Fits Most
  • Finger:  One Size Fits Most
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Physical Therapists bring motion to life

October was the month designated, by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1982, as National Physical Therapy Month to celebrate physical therapy nationwide. This year’s theme for National Physical Therapy Month was Move Forward: Physical Therapists bring motion to life.

Physical therapy (PT) in the U.S. Army has a history dating back to World War I, which has been moving forward by providing expert neuro-musculoskeletal care, which is the care for damaged nerve, muscles, bones, cartilage, and joints of the body, and rehabilitative services to all beneficiaries in multiple care settings since then. The Physical Therapists (PTs) at Madigan Army Medical Center here have been bring motion to life by providing care for acute lower back pain, ankle sprain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, shoulder bursitis, tendonitis, impingement syndrome and shoulder dislocation.

In an effort to continue the progression of bringing motion to life the PTs provide a unique care opportunity to their patients by giving physical training classes in a small group setting outside of the hospital environment as a way of integrating them back into the community. One of the physical training classes offered is the Functional Knee and Ankle Class.

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