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.
“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)
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.
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:
The Growing Industry of Yoga
Profile of the Yogi
Interesting Facts About Yoga
What is Pushing the Popularity of Yoga?
This info graphic is created by Djina from Strech.nl
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
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