Compex Back Recovery

How to Use Compex for Recovery

To perform your best, you need to recover the best.

Many think recovery is to rest your muscles. Rest takes time, valuable time that many athletes—newbie or experienced—don’t have.

However, there is a solution to speed up recovery time: Compex Muscle Stimulation. A Compex Muscle Stimulation device offers recovery programs that can flush out lactic acid in 6.5 minutes, which prevents DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). It also delivers fresh oxygen to the muscles, preventing aches and pains. Continue reading →

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.

 

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.

Knee Protection During Weightlifting – DonJoy Reaction WEB Knee Brace

As weightlifting’s popularity has grown in the recent years, so has an athlete’s risk of injury while partaking in the sport. Serious weightlifters take the competition very seriously so it makes perfect sense that you’d want to protect your body at the same time. If you’re prone to knee injury or are rehabilitating an existing knee issue, our trained experts recommend the DonJoy Reaction WEB Knee Brace.

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Anterior knee pain is at the front of the knee and can become quite the nuisance to weightlifters while practicing and performing. The unique and innovative webbing design absorbs any shock to the knee while lifting to protect from injury. The brace shifts the weight away from the knee to lessen any pain, allowing you to enhance your endurance and lift even heavier, without the risk of injury. The webbing (available in a wide range of different colors) over the knee moves and flexes how you do, adding comfort and stability.

Traditional knee braces can be uncomfortable, but you’ll 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 Knee Brace is a great idea to prevent any damage to the area.