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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DonJoy Reaction Basketball Knee Brace

There’s no denying that basketball players, whether professionals or street players, are hard on their knees. From running, jumping and twisting the body at high speeds, the knees and ligaments can take the grunt of the force. Our trained experts recommend the DonJoy Reaction WEB Knee Brace for basketball players recovering from prior injury or seeking added protection to prevent future issues and strengthening your knees.

Basketball Knee Braces

Anterior knee pain is caused by runners knee or jumpers knee at the front of the knee. The unique and innovative webbing design absorbs any shock from running and jumping to protect from injury. The brace shifts the weight away from the knee to lessen any pain, allowing you stay on the court longer. The webbing over the knee moves and flexes when you do, adding comfort and stability.

Traditional knee braces are stiff and uncomfortable, but players love the brace’s adjustable, breathable and comfortable open framework. An undersleeve is also included with the brace adding for even more comfort during use. Even if you’re not treating an existing injury, wearing the DonJoy Reaction WEB is a great idea to prevent any damage to the area.