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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

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, take … 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 many … 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 it … 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 healthy … 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 health. For … 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 space. … 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 who … 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 produce … 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 patients … Continue reading

Occupational Therapy Month

Here at Best Priced Products 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. For … 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. One … 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 for … 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 does … 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 weight. … 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. There … 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 to … 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 the … 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 in part to … 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 and shoulders … 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 movement … 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 training. … 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 equipment … 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 couple … 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 is … 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 … 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 avoid … 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 be … 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 be used to … 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 … 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 … 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 there … 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 to … 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 is … 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 Puttycise® Tools

If you have used resistive hand putty, you already know that it is a great exerciser to strengthen hand and finger muscles. The amount of exercises you can do is only limited by one’s own imagination. If you are looking for … 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, … 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 … 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

Treating Injuries with Cold Compression Therapy

What is one thing sports injuries, overtraining, or accidental injuries have in common? They often heal faster with cold compression therapy. Cold therapy is commonly used to treat acute injuries. Cold temperatures narrow blood vessels which reduces blood flow to … Continue reading

Choosing a Pedal Exerciser

Not only are pedal exercisers a great option to add to a workout routine, they offer benefits when added to a work station. Keeping active while working is beneficial to long term health and increases concentration as well as work … Continue reading

Pedal Exercisers in the Workplace

Did you know that over 40% of our jobs involve us sitting inactive for most of the day? All that sitting adds up and can have negative effects. According to Lucas Carr, assistant professor in health and human physiology at the … Continue reading

10 Benefits of Physical Therapy

Have you ever been injured or developed a medical condition that weakens your ability to move? Chances are you’ve seen a physical therapist during your recovery process. Physical therapy helps patients return to their original, or improved, level of function. It … Continue reading

World Physical Therapy Day

This Friday, Sept. 8th marks this year’s World Physical Therapy Day. This day recognizes the work that physical therapists do for their patients and their community. The theme of this year’s World Physical Therapy Day is physical activity and the role it … Continue reading

Exercise Ball Options

Exercise balls are a great way to improve balance, coordination, flexibility, and core strength. They can be used as a seat, an exercise tool, or a stretching tool. With many exercise ball options, it can be difficult to know which … Continue reading

Inflating & Deflating an Exercise Ball

If you are looking to strengthen your core or improve your balance, try using an exercise ball. Exercise balls are a great workout tool to have on hand, but when using in the home, they can be difficult to store. Luckily, deflating … Continue reading

ColdSpot™ Pain Relief Guide

Point Relief® ColdSpot™ Topical Analgesic provides fast-acting, cooling relief for minor pains and bruising. It penetrates deep to soothe the muscles and joints underlying the skin on which it was applied. The product is available in three distinct compositions that … Continue reading

Topical Pain Relief: Menthol and Lidocaine

Topical pain relief treatments are a great temporary pain relief alternative to over-the-counter pain medication. It is a good option for patients who cannot take pain relief medication due to a sensitive stomach. Topical pain relief is fast-acting and can … Continue reading

Choosing a Foam Roller

Recently, practice of foam rolling has widely increased in popularity. While it was initially practiced only by serious athletes, now all people are encouraged to partake in it. Across the county, exercise classes are using foam rolling (self-myofascial release) as … Continue reading

5 Foam Rolling Facts

If you have sore muscles, or are feeling stressed out, foam rolling is a great way to relax and recover. It is often used by physical therapists, athletes, and chiropractors, but anyone can foam roll with the right roller. We’ve put … Continue reading

How to Choose a Splinting Material

With so many different splinting material options, it can be difficult to choose a splinting material that is best for your patients. For example, you may need a material that is stiff, non-stick, and mini perforated. We’re taking a look … Continue reading

Introduction to Splinting Material

Thermoplastic splinting material is used to create low temperature splints that protect and support fracture and sprain injuries. This material is lighter than traditional plaster casting and easier to remove and clean. It’s generally used for injuries that require a longer … Continue reading

Types of TheraPutty®

TheraPutty® is a stretchy, silicon-based exercise material used by physical and occupational therapists for hand therapy. It is widely used for rehabilitative purposes after an accident or stroke. Grip strength, finger strength, and fine motor skills can all be improved by … Continue reading

5 TheraPutty® Exercises

It’s hard to think of an activity we do in our everyday lives that doesn’t involve the use of our hands. Due to the frequency in which we use our fingers, weak finger strength can significantly decrease one’s quality of life. … Continue reading

25 Uses for Dycem® Non-Slip Material

Chances are you have experienced the frustration of using a product and having it slip, fall, or move while you need it stable. Dycem® products are the perfect solution. This non-slip material has a two-sided non-adhesive grip and provides a stable … Continue reading

Safe Summer Workout Tips

In the Summer, rising temperatures can make even walking a short distance feel exhausting. Almost all activities feel more tiring in the heat which is why it’s important to be mindful of exercising in the Summer. If precautions are not taken … Continue reading

Choosing a Ball Chair

Earlier this week we touched upon the benefits of “Active Sitting.” To participate people have increasingly been switching out their standard chair for a ball chair in efforts to improve posture, lessen back pain, and incorporate exercise into their daily activities. … Continue reading

Benefits of Active Sitting

Did you know that sitting can lead to issues such as joint problems, metabolic deficiencies, and even shortened lifespans?  We all sit too much during our days: driving, working at a desk, watching TV, and more. Not even all the … Continue reading

Aquatic Therapy Exercises

As temperatures rise in the Summer heat, people can be inclined to try Aquatic Therapy (Physical Therapy in a pool). This treatment can be a great option for rehabilitation because many exercises are easier in the water. Being buoyant in the water … Continue reading

Prevent Swimming Injuries with Bands

Summer is the perfect time of the year to swim. While swimming is a great form of exercise, you need to take caution. Swimming doesn’t always feel strenuous which can result in injuries. Exercise bands are a great tool to use to … Continue reading

How to use the Relief Pak® Cold n’ Hot® Donut® Compression Sleeve

Cold packs are perfect for treating sore muscles and joints. With dozens of options out there, it can be hard to figure out which one is best for you. We have a number that you can choose from, but one … Continue reading

Hotel Workout Tips

Have you ever felt hesitant to go on vacation and leave your workout routine at home? You’re not alone, it can be challenging to find the time and facilities to stay on your A-game while traveling. Seasoned traveler Nigel Barker, … Continue reading

How to Use the CanDo® Stretch Strap

Do you stretch after your workout? Many of us know that we need to stretch after exercise, but for the sake of time or exhaustion we just end our workout without cooling down. This not only inhibits performance, but can … Continue reading

Stretch to Stay Healthy All Summer

It is officially summer! Warmer temperatures and more sunshine often motivates people to become more active. Take note that a sudden increase in activity can cause injury if people aren’t careful. One way to prevent an injury is by having … Continue reading

How to Relieve Tight Muscles with the CanDo® Leg Stretcher

Tight leg muscles are nothing new to distance runners or bodybuilders. However, if you’re freshly new to these activities you might wonder how these people keep up with their training when their legs can become too tight to move. The … Continue reading

How to use the FabLife® Sock/Stocking Aid

For some people, getting dressed in the morning can prove to be a challenge. Whether these people have recently undergone hip surgery, suffered a stroke, or have symptoms of arthritis, they all can have difficultly performing the simplest everyday tasks, … Continue reading

Learn Functional Exercises with Puttycise® Tools

TheraPutty® is a great tool for hand and finger strengthening. While there are many exercises you can do with putty alone, you can expand your exercise options further by pairing TheraPutty® with a set of Puttycise® tools. The five Puttycise® … Continue reading

Hand Therapy with TheraPutty®

There is a reason why TheraPutty® has been the industry standard exercise putty for more than 30 years. It is versatile, easy to use, and available in a variety of resistance levels, ensuring there is a putty available for everyone. … Continue reading

How to Assemble Your Sensory Ball Pit

Did you know ball pits are well-known for their therapeutic effects for special needs children? Along with being place of fun and play, a ball pit can be very beneficial to a child struggling with sensory issues. Many people think … Continue reading

Balance Training with the TOGU Jumper

It has been reported that 75% of Americans older than 70 years old are diagnosed as having “abnormal” balance. This number is actually alarming because balance problems can make basic tasks, like walking, standing, or sitting, very difficult to do. … Continue reading

Improving Posture with Resistance Bands

Technology has made us more productive and connected us in ways we never thought possible. However, for all the good technology brings, it has also created some physical issues. Technology has forced us to sit down most of the day … Continue reading