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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 between the … 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 fractures, … 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 use … 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 to … 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 to … 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 to … 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 coordination skills … 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 effects … 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 patients prior to … Continue reading

Why Moisturizers Work

Spring is here and even though the weather is warming up, it can still be cold in April. Most people tend to heat their homes to stay warm, however this can create an environment of dry heat. This dry heat can … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® graded pinch finger exerciser

Being able to pinch things is something most of us take for granted. Pinching is essential for daily activities such as gripping a coin, opening a door, or holding a plate or drink. For those with pinch issues, we suggest that … Continue reading

Occupational Therapy Month

Do you know that every April people celebrate Occupational Therapy Month? An Occupational Therapist (OT) or Occupational Therapy assistant, works in a vitally important profession that helps people across all ages participate in everyday tasks they want and need to … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Inflatable ABS Ball

Exercise balls are a versatile tool used to improve balance, coordination, flexibility and strength. They can even be used just for fun. With the CanDo® Inflatable ABS Ball, exercising can be fun and safe. This is because the new ABS ball, the … Continue reading

Inflatable Ball Exercises

When you were a kid an inflatable ball was used for nothing but enjoyment and fun. Now, as an adult you can still use inflatable balls for fun, but you can also use them to workout. Exercise is a great way … Continue reading

TOGU® Balance Trainers for Ski Practice

TOGU® balance training products are great for those who want to practice skiing and other activities that require coordination and balance. Thankfully TOGU® balance trainers don’t just help improve coordination and balance skills but also help improve range-of-motion, body awareness, … Continue reading

Balance Training for Skiing

If you enjoy skiing, it is important to practice balance, coordination and core stability. Whether you are alpine skiing, cross country skiing or freestyle skiing it is good to have a sense of balance and coordination. With TOGU® fitness equipment, you … Continue reading

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an event that happens every year to recognize and encourage people to learn about health care safety. During this week, medical professionals seek to advance important discussions and inspire action locally and globally to improve … Continue reading

National Sleep Awareness Week 2019

Sleep is something we cannot avoid. Even insomniacs need to get some sleep eventually. Sleep is like someone recharging your batteries after a long day of being. The week of March 10th to March 16th is National Sleep Awareness Week. This week-long event … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Finger Flexion Glove

For people just beginning hand rehabilitation, their hands may be too weak to practice certain hand exercises. They may need an aid to help perform their rehabilitation exercises. One such aid that can be used to help improve hand mobility is … Continue reading

Exercises to Improve Hand Mobility

If your hand requires extra rehabilitation after seeing a hand therapist, at-home exercises may be recommended. These at-home exercises can help people who suffer from stiffness, swelling, or pain in their hands or wrists. Below we’ve listed just some of the … Continue reading

TheraPutty® for Hand Therapy

Hand therapy is great resource for those who have an injured hand or have just came out of hand surgery. During a hand therapy session, hand therapists will use certain hand rehabilitation tools that they think will aid in a fast … Continue reading

When to See a Hand Therapist

If you recently experienced a hand injury or had hand surgery, your hands may not work like they used to before. Hands are vital in performing key everyday tasks so it’s important to gradually get back to that lifestyle where you … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Hand Weights

Weighted hand exercises are a great way to aid kids in writing and fine hand motor skills. To practice weighted hand exercises, we offer CanDo® Hand Weights. These weights provide children of all ages extra hand and wrist stability during writing and … Continue reading

What are Gummy Vitamins

If you are someone who doesn’t eat a balanced diet of foods, then vitamins are great option for you. Vitamin supplements are great for providing all the vitamins you need daily. Chewable (gummy) vitamins are the most popular type of vitamin … Continue reading

Exercising with the CanDo® Multi-Grip™ Exerciser

The CanDo® Multi-Grip™ Exerciser is designed to provide unlimited exercise options to users who want to do various high-impact upper and lower body exercises. Each exerciser is comprised of both large and small grips that can be wrapped around hands … Continue reading

What is Rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is the effort of a person to improve or get back to the ability they lost due to a disease or injury. It is necessary for people who want to gain back what they have lost, but it can … Continue reading

Baseline® Fingertip Pulse Oximeters

Earlier this week we discussed that pulse oximeters are available for medical and home use. For home use, pulse oximeters help users have a better handle on their oxygenation status. We recommend our line of Baseline® Fingertip Pulse Oximeters because we have … Continue reading

How Pulse Oximeters Work

If you have ever been a patient at a hospital and had a pulse oximeter placed on your finger? That device is a measurement tool that is used to measure oxygen saturation, or the percentage of hemoglobin saturated with oxygen in arterial blood. … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Multi-Grip Exerciser

Best Priced Products is pleased to introduce the newest addition to the CanDo® product lineup, the CanDo® Multi-GripTM Exerciser. The CanDo® Multi-GripTM Exerciser has large and small grips built right into the exerciser. This enables the user to perform upper … Continue reading

Medical Advancements for 2019

Every year it seems like we are getting more and more technologically advanced when it comes to the medical field. Medical advancement is beneficial for both the doctor and the patient. Below we’ve listed some medical advancements in medical technology that … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Full Body Massager

Exercising regularly, stretching properly, and applying a hot compress might solve the problem of muscle ache for some people, but others need a little more help with their sore back. This is where self-massage tools come in. However, with such a … Continue reading

Why You Should Use a Self-Massage Tool

Muscle tension and soreness can be a real pain. If you don’t have a partner to help give you a massage or don’t have money for a professional, it can be hard to find relief. Fortunately, there is a solution to … Continue reading

Using a Thermometer

If you are starting to feel sick it is important to know how sick you are. A good indicator for telling you if you are not doing so well is your body temperature measurement. To evaluate this, the best tool … Continue reading

Staying Healthy this Cold and Flu Season

Have you noticed the coughing and sneezing in your office starting? It is a sign that cold and flu season is in full swing. Especially this time of year, a lot of people are more susceptible to getting sick. For … Continue reading

Game Ready® for Wrist Sprains

A sprained wrist can hinder a lot of the things we do on a regular daily basis from opening doors to lifting bags. If you ever have a sprained wrist, it is important to find the best way to heal fast … Continue reading

Sprain or Fracture?

When your wrist becomes damaged, it can be hard to diagnose if the wrist is broken or just sprained. Your wrist is comprised of numerous bones and ligaments that connect bones to one another inside a joint. Damaging your wrist by … Continue reading

Starting the New Year!

It’s a new year and with that comes a new you! Now is a good time to start the new year off right with fitness and exercise. Each year, millions of people make fitness New Year’s resolutions, and each year … Continue reading

Protective Sensation

If you have diabetes you probably have been tested for your protective sensation. Protective sensation gives you a pain threshold and tells you how much pressure you can take before you feel pain. A loss of protective sensation hinders a person … Continue reading

Lidocaine for Back Pain

Muscle sprains and strains in the back can be painful but are definitely treatable. The LidoSpot™ Pain Relieving Patch is the perfect tool to temporarily relieve back pain. With this lidocaine patch you can stay mobile and perform daily tasks with less pain. … Continue reading

Causes of Back Pain

Ever wake up in the morning with aches and pains in your back? Turns out hurting your back is no joke. Your back is an important part of your body and needs to be taken care of properly. Back pain is … Continue reading

The Latest from Baseline®

If you checked our article “Choose CanDo® for the Holidays” you know that the holidays are right around the corner! It is time to find that perfect present for that special someone. If you know that your special someone uses measurement … Continue reading

Annual Checkups

Think back to when you were a child. Most likely your parents took you to a pediatrician consistently for annual health checkups. As you grew older and more independent, those annual checkups probably became few and far between. Like a car … Continue reading

Warming up with Relief Pak® Moist Heat Therapy

Heat therapy is similar to cold therapy as both are used to alleviate pain. Some treatment plans even use both heat and cold therapy together. In these situations, cold compression is used first after which heat therapy is applied. One … Continue reading

Preparing for Winter Joint Stiffness

With this week marking the beginning of December, we all know that winter is coming very soon. With Winter, comes cold weather. When it gets cold outside, our joints tend to stiffen and can cause some pain and discomfort. It … Continue reading

Choose CanDo® for the Holidays

It’s almost December and that means the holidays are right around the corner! Do you have a special someone who’s a therapist, or a patient going through rehabilitation? Below are some of our newer CanDo® products that can make the … Continue reading

Exercise with CanDo® Exercise Band Loops

Thanksgiving is over and now it is time to get back into shape. There are many ways to work off your newly acquired Thanksgiving calories. One great piece of exercise equipment that is useful for most fitness activities is a set … Continue reading

Burning off Thanksgiving Calories

Thanksgiving is this Thursday! This holiday can bring a lot of food and calories, but those extra calories can be burned off. By simply exercising on Friday (or Thursday night), you can enjoy your Thanksgiving feast and not have to … Continue reading

Thermoplastic Splinting Accessories

There are many splinting accessories that help with the creation of a thermoplastic splint. With the right splinting accessories, molding and conforming the splinting material around the patients injured area can become a lot easier. Splinting accessories include items that can … Continue reading

An Intro to Splinting Material

If you have ever sprained one of your limbs or broken a bone, then you know what a splint or a cast is. A splint is a piece of molded thermoplastic splinting material that used to keep an injured body part … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Togu® Balance Boards

Balance is key to performing most everyday tasks. Without good balance the simplest of tasks, such as walking across a room, can be daunting. As discussed in our previous blog, balance training with a balance board is one way you … Continue reading

Benefits of using Balance Boards

Life is all about balance. Having good balance allows us to have coordination and awareness. To complete even the most basic everyday tasks, balance is key. By adding balance boards to your daily routine, you can improve posture, reduce risk of injury, enhance coordination, … Continue reading

Wrist and Forearm Strength Exercises

Without proper grip strength, it is hard to do most daily activities. Grip strength essential for many daily activities from turning a door knob to carrying grocery bags home. As such, it is good practice to exercise and maintain your grip … Continue reading

The Importance of Forearm Strength

If you think that forearm strength is only good for opening pickle jars, it is time to get a grip! Forearm strength is more important than you may think. It not only promotes grip strength, it helps prevent injuries. Like … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Treatment Table

One common tool that Physical Therapists use is a treatment table. For this, we now offer our line of CanDo® treatment tables! This product line includes a variety of different treatment table options to suit the needs of both doctors and patients. CanDo® treatment … Continue reading

National Physical Therapy Month 2018

Not only is October National Chiropractic Month, it is also National Physical Therapy Month! Once a year for the whole month of October, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) seeks to celebrate and raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy. … Continue reading

Strength and Resistance Exercises

As discussed in our article earlier this week, strength training can help you maintain a healthy weight and lead to a better quality of life. There are various ways you can practice strength training. Some ways to train involve weights … Continue reading

Benefits of Strength Training Exercises

For a healthy workout routine, one should incorporate 4 key exercises: strength, flexibility, balance and endurance training. Maintaining your health and staying physically active is best thing you can do for yourself. If you want an exercise that you can work … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: The Baseline® Pedometer

To prevent cardiac diseases and accidental falls, it is good to get moving and stay active. It can be hard to keep track of your movement yourself, especially when you want to track of your progression. If you want to effectively … Continue reading

National Chiropractic Health Month 2018

Did you know October is recognized as National Chiropractic Health Month? During this month the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) heavily encourages the public to move more to improve their musculoskeletal and overall chiropractic health. The ACA and its members strive to help the … Continue reading

Using a WaxWel® Paraffin Bath at Home

With Fall just around the corner, the weather is starting to get colder. Cold weather dries the skin and stiffens joints and muscles. A good counter to this is using a paraffin wax treatment. This treatment can moisturize the skin, relieve … Continue reading

Paraffin Wax for Therapeutic Benefits

Ever think of using wax as a type of therapy? Usually when we hear wax we think of using it for candles. Surprisingly, there are different kinds of wax that can be used for various tasks. One type of therapeutic wax … Continue reading

Types of Endurance Exercises

When we think of endurance we usually associate it with cardio or aerobic exercises. Endurance exercises can be done by running, swimming or even dancing. As such, with endurance training you can pick an exercise you like to do so that … Continue reading

Benefits of Endurance Training

For a healthy workout routine, one should incorporate 4 key exercises: strength, flexibility, balance and endurance training. Maintaining your health and staying physically active is best thing you can do for yourself. If you regularly train your strength, flexibility and … Continue reading

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 … 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 you … 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® … 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 stroke … 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 training products … 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 do, … 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 the CanDo® … 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 know what you … 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 recommend … 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 the … 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 to … 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 easy … Continue reading