Dance Injuries Often Overlooked

legs of young dancers ballerinas in class classical dance, balletDance as a youth sport continues to grow year after year with girls and boys beginning to take dance lessons as young as 3 years old and many get serious and start competing from ages 6-14.  While there are many styles of dance lessons, most if not all dances from ballet to hip hop to contemporary to jazz all require a high level of flexibility, balance, strength, endurance and mental capacity to memorize and perform the movements.  With the pure amount of repetitive motions and body-demanding movements required on a young athlete, dancers are just as likely to get injured as youth football players.

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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.

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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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