To ensure your success I have complied a small list of some of the tools we use. I have found one of the largest barriers to success in rehab and strength training is finding the right tools/ bands/ weights/ etc.
This list is stuff I have personally used and recommended to our patients. Click on any of the pictures or links below and you will be taken directly to the tool we are using. I want to make things seamless for my people.
FOR THE DOCS
Are you tired of all of the same old PT, Chiro and Pathology posters for the office?
I was… so I made these.
I spent over a month on each ensuring the most current sports medicine theories.
I did leave some “technique-based” therapies out by choice to combat any copyright and trademark issues. I think we can all read between the lines in these sections on these right? 🙂
This Extension Check Brace is used for meniscus injuries and popliteus tears. If you have been instructed by us get this one by clicking on the photo.
SHOULDER REHAB TOOLS
Self myofascial TOOLS
The Theracane is a product I personally use for when I have some aches and pains. I have a video on the top 4 ways a I use it. Self myofascial tools are awesome to use when you don’t have access to a doctor to work on you or you are away on a trip. A pinch in your neck can really ruin a vacation. i know from personal experience.
Gua Sha Tools are a great way to do self treatment on superficial fascia, ligaments and tendons. It works well for muscles too but not if its super deep. I used tools like this one at my facility often. I love using it for conditions like old ankle sprains, patellar tendonitis, wrist pain, palmar fascia pain, and tennis elbow.
A Lacrosse Ball is perfect for the self soft tissue work we show in our Youtube videos. It is great for small muscles strain and repetitive use injuries commonly found in runners, baseball players and other athletes whom use there body in the same way over and over again. The goal of using soft tissue work is to break up scar tissue before it become more dense and tight. Clients whom have never used a Lacrosse Ball before I normally spend 10 minutes showing them how to work into the hips, legs, calf, and shoulder girdle. Majority of the time they stand up feeling 10x better than when they laid down. Very cheap and effective.
Theraband Loops are a tool we use for much of our low back, hip and knee programs. When used around the knees it gives great feed back to the hips to promote external rotation, which is a major training goal to rehab and prevent injuries to the hip. We use around the ankles when activating the gluteus medius and lateral hip muscular as well. As for durability, I have had some of the same bands used multiple times a week last for more than 2 years. Most people use the blue band.
A Landmine is a training tool we use in our facility to assist our clients into a better squatting pattern. You may not think doing a squat is that complicated but I can not tell you how many people can’t keep their weight back. A landmine can help you become a glute dominate squatter… leading to more strength and endurance within the posterior chain. This is important for injury prevention, rehab and performance.