HyperIce Hypersphere, a Vibrating Massage Ball Comes Rolling in as the Latest Innovation in Myofascial Release and Recovery

Female Holding Hypersphere Vibrating Ball

HyperIce, the makers of the Vyper Vibrating Foam Roller takes the charge in innovation again with its latest release of the Hypersphere.  The Hypersphere is a vibrating massage ball, a bit larger than a softball coming in at 5″ in diameter and weighing 2.5 pounds.  This compact ball with its eye-catching neon green and black striped design is taking myofascial release to the next level.

With massage balls, athletes are typically known to run the gamut from tennis balls to lacrosse balls and even golf balls when it comes to finding a way to loosen their muscles, tendons, and knots in their body.  Looking to find a round object that can easily massage and dig deep into various muscles, finding a durable ball that can apply enough pressure can be tough.  That’s where the HyperIce Hypersphere comes in, this is not only a massage ball but a ball that vibrates.  The massage ball can vibrate at 3-levels of intensity to give you that deep tissue massage you’re looking for while helping increase blood circulation in the area to help promote faster healing and recovery.

Hypersphere Vibrating Massage Ball - Side by Side View

Conveniently sized and holding a charge for up to 2 hours, the Hypersphere can be brought with you to your workout for a quick post-workout recovery session.  It can be brought in your car, your gym bag, or even for travel.  Bring it to tournaments, games, or even on vacation.  You can now dig out those tough muscle knots right at home without having to make another appointment with your massage therapist.  You can work out those sore muscles and give them some relief.  You can use the Hypersphere to help lengthen your muscles to increase flexibility.  By increasing your flexibility, you can improve your range of motion which will result in less injuries and better performance.

Hypersphere on IT Band

Another benefit to using this vibrating massage ball is that you can use it all over your body.  Use it on your IT Band, your quads, or hamstrings.  It is also great for your upper back, between the shoulder blades and lower back.  Use it on tight hips or glute muscles.  Use it on your calves to loosen the achilles muscle or use it on the bottom of your foot to stretch out your fascia tendon.

Hypersphere Vibrating Massage Ball on Back

Hypersphere Hamstring

Not known by many, you can also use this vibrating massage ball during your workouts to help develop stability muscles.  Try balancing on one leg while completing various overhead or side-to-side motions while holding the vibrating ball in your hand.  This will help develop your stability muscles around your ankle as you work to maintain your balance.

Sound interesting?  Be one of the first to try this vibrating massage ball and show off to your friends.  The HyperIce Hypersphere is now available on BetterBraces.com here for $149.99.

Hypersphere Massage Ball Upper Back

Hypersphere Vibrating Massage Ball

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Where Can I Find Electrodes Compatible for My Empi Device?

On November 10, 2015, DJO Global, Inc., our parent company, announced plans to exit the Empi business. We understand the important need for Empi patients to be able to purchase electrodes for their Empi devices.

At BetterBraces.com we have compatible electrodes available for your EMPI Tens device. Our 2” x 2”, Compex Pin Electrodes are available and compatible for the following Empi devices: Empi Select, Empi Active, Empi Phoenix, Empi Continuum, Empi Axon, Empi IF3 Wave, Empi Primera, Empi Element. Our 2” x 2” Compex Easy Snap Electrodes are available and compatible for the Empi Elite. Use the chart below to help you easily identify which electrodes you need can use with your Empi unit.

Empi Compatible Easy Snap Electrodes Empi Device Compatible Pin ElectrodesWe’re here to help you during this transition. If you have questions, please contact us at 800-553-6019. Our customer care team is available on standby from Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm PST.

More about Empi

Empi devices utilize Neuromuscular Electrotherapy Stimulation also known as NMES to help you manage pain and stimulate the muscle. Empi devices have successfully helped many patients relieve pain and improve function and mobility. It is an innovative and non-invasive way to manage your pain. If you own an Empi device, you can continue to shop for replacement electrodes or stock up on extras for your TENS unit.

Looking for an alternative to Empi devices, try an electric muscle stimulator from Compex.

Ouch, I’m Hurt! Now What?

It’s not how it happens, it’s how you react, rehab, and recover your injury that matters.

We get it: sitting on the sideline watching your teammates play is frustrating. Besides rehab, there’s not much you can do. But you know what’s worse? Re-injury. Avoid such mishaps with these essential injury solutions.

 

What You Can Do About Youth Football Injuries on the Rise

Many youth are involved in football these days from your local Pop Warner league to middle school and high school leagues. Kids are playing in flag football and tackle football games and injuries are on the rise. These injuries range from concussions to overuse injuries to trauma. The statistics on youth injuries is alarming. In fact, injuries like concussions are causing some high schools to cut programs and players to stop playing.

Despite injuries, there is still going to be high involvement in football. Football is the core of many high school athletics. Young kids are brought up and trained through their local football leagues to play in high school, college and the hopes of playing in the NFL. This makes it increasingly important to educate athletes, coaches and parents about the possible injuries associated with playing football and how injuries can be prevented and what you can do if you are injured.

We’ve put together this handy guide for anyone involved in football – at any level – to be able to learn and take action to protect themselves and prevent injuries.

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Physical Therapy and Wearing a Brace Can Help Treat and Prevent Common Knee Injuries in Runners

By Carl Gargiulo, DPT

Getting regular physical activity is essential for achieving and maintaining good health, and that’s why we encourage all of our patients to get enough exercise every week.  One of the best possible ways to stay active is by running, which requires little more than a good pair of running shoes, some outdoor routes to follow—or a treadmill—and the motivation to get moving.  For these and many of its other attractive qualities, running has become one of the most popular forms of exercise in the U.S.  But unfortunately, common running injuries tend to prevent would-be runners from getting started and may also hold back experienced runners from returning.

Recent statistics estimate that more than 40 million Americans claim to be regular runners.  The reasons for this massive number of people being drawn to running may be different for everyone, but the wide array of health benefits associated with running is likely to be a major factor.  Of the seemingly countless benefits that have been identified by research, running on a regular basis has been found to:

  • Reduce high blood pressure
  • Improve sleeping habits
  • Lower the risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Boost brain performance
  • Improve mood by reducing stress and anxiety
  • Help people better control weight and maintain good overall health

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