World Physical Therapy Day 2016

World Physical Therapy Day 2016

September 8 is celebrated as World Physical Therapy Day. This year the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) has put together a great toolkit of information and graphics for sharing and spreading the word on the web and across your social media channels. See below for a gallery of mini infographics WCPT has made available. Right-click and Save to download them for your own use.

Share them today! Happy Physical Therapy Day!

Happy Physical Therapy Day!

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US Pro 2000 2nd Edition Professional Heat Ultrasound

Review: US Pro 2000 2nd Edition Professional Heat Ultrasound

“The US Pro 2000 2nd Edition Professional Heat Ultrasound is a therapeutic ultrasound device that delivers deep heat to injured areas of the body. This medical grade clinical ultrasound device offers a head warming feature that preheats the device for maximum patient comfort. The ultrasound head is waterproof for short times at shallow depths to allow underwater ultrasound therapy sessions in a range of ultrasound intensities.”

  • Head warming feature pre-heats the sound head applicator up to 95-degrees Fahrenheit for increased patient comfort
  • Watertight for use in underwater therapy for 30 mins at a depth of 1 meter (Ultrasound head only – IPX7)
  • FDA-approved
  • Power adapter for 110-240 volts
  • Three output intensities selections
  • Three treatment times (5 min, 10 min or 15 min)
  • Small, ergonomic design that is easy to hold and portable
  • Operates in continuous mode (100-percent duty cycle)
  • Package includes: Ultrasound device, ultrasound gel, AC/DC adapter, hard carrying case, quick start guide and instruction manual
  • Intended use: Therapeutic ultrasound for pain relief
  • Color options: White
  • Power source: Outlet powered
  • Safety: Medical grade ultrasound
  • Display: LED display
  • Materials: Medical-grade plastic and electronics, ultrasound crystal, ultrasound gel
  • Dimensions: 3 inches high x 9 inches wide x 10 inches long

After using this product for a few months there have been no issues. The build quality appears fairly good though I’ve heard others have had trouble with the power cord.

All of the electronics are in the wand itself so the unit consists of the wand and the power block and cable. The included gel is handy but won’t last long, especially in a professional setting.

For the price, this is a good unit. It’s easy to use, affordable and very portable.

If you have experience with another similar product, please leave a reply in the comments section below.

 

Interesting Facts about Yoga – Infographic

Yoga is very popular these days, and with good reason. There are many benefits from its regular practice. The following infographic illustrates many interesting facts around its popularity and growth, about your typical yogi, and more.

The 4 sections of the infographic are:

  1. The Growing Industry of Yoga
  2. Profile of the Yogi
  3. Interesting Facts About Yoga
  4. What is Pushing the Popularity of Yoga?

This info graphic is created by Djina from Strech.nl

(source)

 

Interesting Facts About Yoga

Get Glutes Firing With the Monster Walk

The Monster Walk is a great exercise for helping people who are having issues due to poor activation or weakness of the glutes, primarily gluteus medius. Poor activation of the gluteus medius can lead to a number of musculoskeletal ailments involving many different areas including the knees, hips and even the back. Strengthening them by resisting abduction during a functional movement can be a very effective solution. The Monster Walk has become a staple exercise prescribed in many physical therapy clinics.

See the product links below the video demonstration to purchase resistance bands/mini-bands for use with this exercise.

How to perform the Monster Walk:

  • choose a band with moderate resistance
  • place the band around the ankles; adjust difficulty by moving band up or down the leg with lower being more difficult
  • the back should remain straight and body should remain facing forward; limit twisting
  • knees should be bent at about 45 degrees and not allowed to buckle inwards
  • slowly walk forward or backward while keeping constant tension on the band

Variations:

  •  move one foot forward or back and then return to start position
  • put the band on the forefoot to also incorporate resistance to internal hip rotation

Video demonstration:

video source: Registered Physiotherapist Brenna Casey


In defense of the office chair - top fade

Sitting Doesn’t Have To Be So Bad – In Defense of the Office Chair

Much has been made recently about how bad sitting is for you. It’s the new smoking, didn’t you know?

Well, standing all day has its problems too. Chances are you’ll have to spend part of your day sitting anyway. When you do sit, a good chair set up properly can save you from much of the ills of prolonged sitting.

Check out the informative infographic below that presents some facts about sitting and some solutions as well.

In-defence-of-office-chair

Thanks to Omnicore Agency for providing the infographic.