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If you checked our article “Choose CanDo® for the Holidays” you know that the holidays are right around the corner! It is time to find that perfect present for that special someone. If you know that your special someone uses … Continue reading

Annual Checkups

Think back to when you were a child. Most likely your parents took you to a pediatrician consistently for annual health checkups. As you grew older and more independent, those annual checkups probably became few and far between. Like a … Continue reading

Warming up with Relief Pak® Moist Heat Therapy

Heat therapy is similar to cold therapy as both are used to alleviate pain. Some treatment plans even use both heat and cold therapy together. In these situations, cold compression is used first after which heat therapy is applied. One … Continue reading

Preparing for Winter Joint Stiffness

With this week marking the beginning of December, we all know that winter is coming very soon. With Winter, comes cold weather. When it gets cold outside, our joints tend to stiffen and can cause some pain and discomfort. It … Continue reading

Choose CanDo® for the Holidays

It’s almost December and that means the holidays are right around the corner! Do you have a special someone who’s a therapist, or a patient going through rehabilitation? Below are some of our newer CanDo® products that can make the … Continue reading

Exercise with CanDo® Exercise Band Loops

Thanksgiving is over and now it is time to get back into shape. There are many ways to work off your newly acquired Thanksgiving calories. One great piece of exercise equipment that is useful for most fitness activities is a … Continue reading

Burning off Thanksgiving Calories

Thanksgiving is this Thursday! This holiday can bring a lot of food and calories, but those extra calories can be burned off. By simply exercising on Friday (or Thursday night), you can enjoy your Thanksgiving feast and not have to … Continue reading

Thermoplastic Splinting Accessories

There are many splinting accessories that help with the creation of a thermoplastic splint. With the right splinting accessories, molding and conforming the splinting material around the patients injured area can become a lot easier. Splinting accessories include items that … Continue reading

An Intro to Splinting Material

If you have ever sprained one of your limbs or broken a bone, then you know what a splint or a cast is. A splint is a piece of molded thermoplastic splinting material that used to keep an injured body part … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Togu® Balance Boards

Balance is key to performing most everyday tasks. Without good balance the simplest of tasks, such as walking across a room, can be daunting. As discussed in our previous blog, balance training with a balance board is one way you … Continue reading

Benefits of using Balance Boards

Life is all about balance. Having good balance allows us to have coordination and awareness. To complete even the most basic everyday tasks, balance is key. By adding balance boards to your daily routine, you can improve posture, reduce risk of … Continue reading

Wrist and Forearm Strength Exercises

Without proper grip strength, it is hard to do most daily activities. Grip strength essential for many daily activities from turning a door knob to carrying grocery bags home. As such, it is good practice to exercise and maintain your … Continue reading

The Importance of Forearm Strength

If you think that forearm strength is only good for opening pickle jars, it is time to get a grip! Forearm strength is more important than you may think. It not only promotes grip strength, it helps prevent injuries. Like … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Treatment Table

One common tool that Physical Therapists use is a treatment table. For this, we now offer our line of CanDo® treatment tables! This product line includes a variety of different treatment table options to suit the needs of both doctors and patients. … Continue reading

National Physical Therapy Month 2018

Not only is October National Chiropractic Month, it is also National Physical Therapy Month! Once a year for the whole month of October, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) seeks to celebrate and raise awareness of the benefits of physical … Continue reading

Strength and Resistance Exercises

As discussed in our article earlier this week, strength training can help you maintain a healthy weight and lead to a better quality of life. There are various ways you can practice strength training. Some ways to train involve weights … Continue reading

Benefits of Strength Training Exercises

For a healthy workout routine, one should incorporate 4 key exercises: strength, flexibility, balance and endurance training. Maintaining your health and staying physically active is best thing you can do for yourself. If you want an exercise that you can … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: The Baseline® Pedometer

To prevent cardiac diseases and accidental falls, it is good to get moving and stay active. It can be hard to keep track of your movement yourself, especially when you want to track of your progression. If you want to … Continue reading

National Chiropractic Health Month 2018

Did you know October is recognized as National Chiropractic Health Month? During this month the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) heavily encourages the public to move more to improve their musculoskeletal and overall chiropractic health. The ACA and its members strive … Continue reading

Using a WaxWel® Paraffin Bath at Home

With Fall just around the corner, the weather is starting to get colder. Cold weather dries the skin and stiffens joints and muscles. A good counter to this is using a paraffin wax treatment. This treatment can moisturize the skin, … Continue reading

Paraffin Wax for Therapeutic Benefits

Ever think of using wax as a type of therapy? Usually when we hear wax we think of using it for candles. Surprisingly, there are different kinds of wax that can be used for various tasks. One type of therapeutic … Continue reading

Types of Endurance Exercises

When we think of endurance we usually associate it with cardio or aerobic exercises. Endurance exercises can be done by running, swimming or even dancing. As such, with endurance training you can pick an exercise you like to do so … Continue reading

Benefits of Endurance Training

For a healthy workout routine, one should incorporate 4 key exercises: strength, flexibility, balance and endurance training. Maintaining your health and staying physically active is best thing you can do for yourself. If you regularly train your strength, flexibility and … Continue reading

TheraPutty® Exercises

TheraPutty® is a rehabilitative exercise putty that can be used for many different exercises to strengthen hands. If you are recovering from hand surgery or have limited mobility in your hands, below are some TheraPutty® exercises you can do to … Continue reading

Benefits of TheraPutty® for Hand Therapy

People use their hands for almost everything. As such, the results of a hand injury can be devastating. Fortunately, there are various hand therapy treatments to get those hands working again. Whether you are a patient recovering from surgery or … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Back Stretcher

Stretching can be very beneficial for athletes and people who exercise regularly. Stretching can also help those with muscle pain by limbering up tense muscles. One such area of the body that tends to tense up is the back. With … Continue reading

3 Stretching Tips

For most people who exercise and even for those who don’t, stretching is not the most exciting thing to do. Stretching may not give those endorphins you like, but it is definitely beneficial to your overall health. To make sure … Continue reading

Benefits of a Pegboard

If you are currently in rehabilitation or you want your toddlers to begin learning, a pegboard is a great choice. This fine motor coordination tool is both fun and advantageous. It can come in various shapes and sizes, but all … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Inflatable Exercise Balls

With CanDo® Inflatable Exercise Balls, all your core exercises can be enhanced with just a ball. CanDo® Inflatable Balls can be used to improve balance, coordination, and flexibility. They also the perfect tool to strengthen muscles. By following the 3 … Continue reading

3 Inflatable Ball Exercises

Inflatable balls are more than just fun tool to bounce on. They can be used for exercises to get people in shape. If you have recently purchased an inflatable ball, you may wonder how to effectively use it. Well you’re … Continue reading

Using a Warmed Blanket

In our blog released earlier this week we spoke about how therapy blankets are the best for people with sensory processing dysfunction. Therapy blankets are weighted to hug the user into feeling nice and relaxed. If this treatment is not … Continue reading

Weighted Therapy Blanket

Have you ever used a relaxing weighted blanket? If you have, you probably already know about therapy blankets. Most Occupational Therapists know that a light physical touch can be overstimulating for people with sensory processing dysfunction. To combat this dysfunction, … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Baseline® Tuning Fork

Tuning forks play a central role in vibration and sound therapy. They feature healing properties that are tied to the forks’ ability to create a resonance through the mind, body, and emotions. For performing therapies with a tuning fork, we … Continue reading

Using a Tuning Fork in Medical Situations

Have you ever used a tuning fork? This tool is a very versatile instrument that can be used for many different healing processes. For those who are unaware, a tuning fork is a two-pronged metal fork that can be used … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Dipsters®

It’s the middle of Summer and one way to escape the heat is to relax in a pool. For people recovering from an injury, or receiving general therapy treatments, rehabilitation exercises can now be brought to the pool with Hydrotherapy. … Continue reading

Keeping Cool for the Summer

With the extremely warm weather here to stay this Summer, it is important to stay cool. Not taking action to cool off in warm temperatures can lead to some serious and sometimes fatal health conditions, such as heat stroke. To … Continue reading

Foam Roller Choices

With so many foam rollers out there, it may be hard to choose the right one. There are other foam rollers then just the ordinary white one. Different foam rollers have a different firmness and are perfect for a various … Continue reading

Foam Rolling Mistakes to Avoid

If you’ve ever been in a gym, sporting goods store or even browsing through the fitness section on Amazon, you’ve probably seen a foam roller. Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release, or self-massage, that helps sore muscles and … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: HawkGrips® IASTM Tools

If you are looking for instruments to assist in soft tissue mobilization, look no further than HawkGrips®. Earlier this week we explained how using an instrument for soft tissue mobilization benefits patients more significantly than just using your hands. HawkGrips® … Continue reading

What is IASTM?

If you have ever seen any type of tool assisted massage, you have an idea of what IASTM is. IASTM, or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, involves using a range of tools which enable clinicians to efficiently locate and treat … Continue reading

Monitoring Heart Rate

Do you know your heart age? If you are unhappy with your heart age, there are many ways to improve it as discussed in our article earlier this week. The best ways to reduce risk of a heart attack or … Continue reading

Calculating Heart Age

Have you have ever heard the phrase “heart age”? Heart age is a way to calculate and figure out your risk of a heart attack or stroke. A younger heart age means a lower risk of heart disease. Believe it … Continue reading

Treating Shoulder Pain

If you are experiencing shoulder pain, it is essential to see your doctor immediately to develop proper plan of care. However, if you cannot see a doctor in the near future, there are many ways you can soothe shoulder pain … Continue reading

Causes of Shoulder Pain

The ability to move around and be mobile is something a lot of people take for granted. As people get older, the ability to do certain movements can become limited. One cause of this can be unexpected pain, that can … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Bongers

Bongers are a great tool for percussive massages. As implied in the name, Bongers lightly tap or “bong” the patient for a soothing massage. Using the Bongers is both fun to do and easy to use. Bongers feature long, ergonomic … Continue reading

Percussive Massage Therapy

Did you know that a massage can not only relax you, it can also relieve soft tissue pain? This type of massage therapy can be achieved through a percussive massage. This treatment, also known as tapotement, is a new breakthrough … Continue reading

Athletic Training Tools

The NATA or the National Athletic Trainers’ Association is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support athletic training as a profession. The NATA was founded in 1950 and has grown to over 45,000 members worldwide … Continue reading

National Safety Month

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. Thousands of organizations nationwide participate in this month to bring awareness to safety and … Continue reading

Balance and Technology: The Bobo PRO Balance System

The future of balance training is here! If you have been balancing training for a while and have become bored of your regular exercises, you should try the Bobo PRO Balance System. This tool can be added to the balance training products … Continue reading

The Importance of Balance Training

Do you have good balance? You may not realize it, but having good balance is essential to do everyday tasks, such as walking or carrying a backpack or purse. Even though it seems like balancing is an easy thing to do, … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Treatment Tables

Earlier this week, we wrote about 3 important factors to consider when buying a treatment table. You should consider portability, durability, and size. Are you considering purchasing a treatment table to help your business? If you are, you should consider the CanDo® … Continue reading

Buying the Right Treatment Table

When it comes to buying a treatment table for your clinic it can be hard to choose the best one. Trying to find the right treatment table that fits your needs can be a daunting task if you do not know what you … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: LidoSpot® Pain Relieving Patch

When it comes to figuring out how to treat pain there are a lot of different options. Products ranging from an ice pack for dull pain to TENS stimulation for more chronic pain. For fast-acting, long-lasting temporary pain relief we recommend … Continue reading

How Pain Works

If you have ever stubbed your toe or have gotten a paper cut, you know what pain feels like. You get an immediate sharp sensation at the injured area followed by a much duller feeling and possibly a scream. If the … Continue reading

Hydrotherapy Treatment Methods

Earlier this week we gave a brief introduction to Hydrotherapy. This water therapy can be used for rehabilitation and can improve muscle strength and cardio ability.  Aquatic Therapy, Whirlpool Baths, and Hot/Cold Water Therapy are some of the common Hydrotherapy … Continue reading

Introduction to Hydrotherapy

With the weather getting warmer, now is a great time to get active in the water. Going for a swim is a great way to stay active as it promotes muscle strength and cardio activity. It’s also a good way to … Continue reading

Keeping Safe with TOGU® Inflatable Exercise Balls

When it comes to exercising, safety should always be your top concern. If you are not aware of the potential safety hazards, serious injury can occur. Luckily, a lot of companies have safety measures built-in to their products, making it easy … Continue reading

Outdoor Safety Tips

While it is good to stay active during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month it is just as important to stay safe. Safety does not necessarily mean you have to live inside a bubble. You can go for a hike, take … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Baseline® Fold-Up™ Monofilament

Earlier this week, we wrote about monofilaments and the tests they could provide. The monofilament is one of the best tools to test for diabetic foot ulcerations. If the ulceration is caught early enough, amputation can be avoided. There are many … Continue reading

What Are Monofilaments?

Have you ever used or have been treated with monofilaments? From the name alone, there is not much you can surmise as to what monofilament does. Mono means one and filament is a slender threadlike object. Put it together and it … Continue reading

National Osteoporosis Month

The month of May isn’t just for fitness and sports. This month is also National Osteoporosis Month. While you are being physically active it is just as important to be aware of your bone structure. Making sure your bones are healthy … Continue reading

National Fitness and Sports Month

Did you know the month of May is National Fitness and Sports Month? To celebrate, we are spreading the word that anyone, if physically able, can benefit from being active. For children, physical activity can improve muscle fitness and heart health. For … Continue reading

Types of Exercises with Resistance Bands

Have you ever exercised with resistance bands? A resistance band is a multi-functional exercise tool that allows the user to do many exercises with just one band. The resistance of the band can vary depending on the flexibility of the … Continue reading

Working Out with Resistance Bands

If you want to strength train but don’t have easy access to a gym, try using resistance bands. Using resistance bands gives you the workout you desire without the need of carrying heavy weights or using up a lot of space. … Continue reading

Use Puttycise® for Occupational Therapy

One service that Occupational Therapists provide to individuals is hand therapy.  In situations, some people may incur a hand injury that they wouldn’t be able to fully recover from. This is where Occupational Therapy can help. Occupational Therapists treat people who … Continue reading

Improve Fine Motor Skills with Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists cover a wide variety of rehabilitative exercises. This includes but is not limited to exercises that improve motor skills. Some exercises an Occupational Therapist provides may seem like they wouldn’t be beneficial, however, these seemingly non-functional tasks can produce … Continue reading

Occupational Therapy vs Physical Therapy

Often times occupational therapy and physical therapy get mistaken for being the same profession. They do share some commonalties. Practitioners of each profession are trained in the knowledge and practice of treating musculoskeletal injuries. Also, both professions aim to educate patients … Continue reading

Occupational Therapy Month

Here at FEI Retail we are celebrating Occupational Therapy Month! To celebrate, we want to inform and make people aware of Occupational Therapy. This profession is important as it affects the way people with health problems live their lives. For those … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: Baseline® Body Fat Scale

If you are on a weight loss journey, an essential tool to use to track your progress is a scale. Measuring your weight allows you to compare your current weight to your future weight loss. For a great scale that … Continue reading

Weight Loss Misconceptions

Losing weight can be a daunting task. There are so many myths surrounding weight loss that it can be hard to tell truth from fiction. Trying to lose weight is hard enough without all the confusion of how someone should … Continue reading

Healthy Training for the Summer

Spring has just begun and that means that Summer is right around the corner. With Summer almost here, a lot people like to exercise to prepare for the beach. To prepare, it is key to exercise with a well-rounded routine. … Continue reading

Training for Winter Sports in Spring

Are you an avid skier? Spring is here, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop practicing for winter sports. Professional skiers don’t just stop once the ice melts and neither should you. There is a way to start practicing for … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Pronation/Supination Wrist Exercise Wheel

Have you recently injured your wrists? You’re in luck! The CanDo® Pronation/Supination Wrist Exercise Wheel is here and it’s ready to help you out with your wrist recovery. As the name suggests this wheel exercises your wrist, but it also does … Continue reading

It’s All in the Wrists

Ever try doing a push-up and end up quitting not because of a burning in your chest, but from a burning in your wrists? Chances are this pain is formed because your wrists are not strong enough to support your weight. … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Exercise Yoga Mat

One of the best ways your body can naturally deal with stress and depression is by practicing yoga. Yoga is great way to relax the mind and body while also getting in some physical activity. There aren’t many things you … Continue reading

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Do you ever have a feeling of depression or anxiety? It turns out, too much work from either school or the office can be a common cause. To counter this, some people look at medicine to help control these feelings. There … Continue reading

National Sleep Awareness Week

Sleeping is unavoidable and helps as person “recharge” after a long day! It’s the one thing most of us look forward to at the end of the night. With the proper amount of sleep awareness, people can be better prepared … Continue reading

Patient Safety Awareness Week

This week (Mar. 11-17) marks Patient Safety Awareness Week. This week is designed to encourage awareness about patient safety among the public and healthcare professionals. Patient safety is a fundamental principle of health care. What makes patient safety so essential to … Continue reading

Fascia Training with the Actiball® Relax Thermo

The word fascia is a widely used term in the physical therapy world, originating from the Latin word meaning “band or bundle”. Fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue made up of mostly collagen that is found beneath the … Continue reading

Jump Into Action with The Jumper®

If you ever wanted a balance trainer that can do more than just improve your balance, the TOGU® Jumper® Stability Dome may be right for you. The Jumper® is a multi-functional stability dome used for strength and endurance training. Thanks in part to … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Twist-n-Bend® Bars

If you are looking to strengthen and increase your range of motion, look no further than the CanDo® Twist-n-Bend® Exercise Bars. Twist-n-Bend® bars are lightweight and portable making them perfect for people who travel and want to strengthen their wrists and shoulders … Continue reading

Treating Tennis Elbow with the Tyler Twist

Lateral Epicondylitis, more commonly referred to as Tennis Elbow, is a common injury that is easily treatable. Tennis elbow occurs when the tendons in your elbow come under too much stress by repetitive motions in the wrist and arm. This movement … Continue reading

Choosing a CanDo® Balance Board

If low aerobic exercises with a balance pad is not your thing, then using a balance board may be a better option. Compared to balance pads, balance boards offer more of a challenge when it comes to balance and vestibular training. … Continue reading

Train like an Olympian with Airex®

The Winter Olympics have kicked off sparking a worldwide competition between the nations of the world. For both Summer and Winter, athletes train year-round to participate in these games. They train hard and in turn they require the best gym equipment … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: CanDo® Dynamic Stretch Strap

As mentioned in our previous article, charley horses can produce intense pain. They sneak up on you while you are asleep in your bed and can become very painful. Thankfully, this problem can be prevented through stretching. Using the CanDo® … Continue reading

Stretch to Prevent a Charley Horse

As you are sleeping soundly and having sweet dreams, suddenly you get a sharp feeling in the middle of the night. You are awoken by a scream worthy pain in your leg. As this pain starts to alleviate after a couple … Continue reading

Using Dumbbells for Time Under Tension

Earlier this week we wrote about the exercise practice known as “time under tension”. To sum it up, “time under tension” allows people to get the results they want without lifting heavy weights. Dedicating time to certain muscle groups and … Continue reading

Time Under Tension

If you enjoy picking things up and putting things down, chances are you are a fan of free weight training. However, lifting the heaviest weights does not always mean you’re stronger than someone who lifts lighter weights. The person who is … Continue reading

Product Spotlight: The FabStim®

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a type of nerve stimulation therapy that helps relieve mild to chronic pain. With a prescription, you can use this therapy treatment in the comfort of your own home. It does not have to … Continue reading

TENS for Pain Relief

Ever consider using electricity to relieve pain? Electricity can help relieve pain as a type of therapy for people suffering from many types of pain inducing injuries. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) uses electric frequencies to send non-painful signals through … Continue reading

Time to get Antimicrobial

With flu season upon us, it is a good idea to take action to stay germ free. Taking precautions and getting rid of bad germs will make you less likely to get sick. To prepare for the fight against bad … Continue reading

Take Action Against Flu Season

Flu season is here and this year it is affecting a lot of people. In some cases, the flu can be very serious or even fatal. What some may perceive as a cold, could be a deadly flu virus. To avoid … Continue reading

CanDo® Kinesiology Tape

In our last article we detailed the numerous benefits of kinesiology tape. This tape is great for improving, healing and relaxing muscles. Many different brands manufacture their own kinesiology tape. With all these brands that carry kinesiology tape it can be … Continue reading

Benefits of Kinesiology Tape

If you have never heard of kinesiology tape before, you should know that it is not just any ordinary tape. It is a thin, stretchy tape that is applied to the body providing a therapeutic effect. While kinesiology tape can’t be used to … Continue reading

Products to Improve Posture

Previously this week we discussed bad posture and some of the ways you can prevent it. It is true that there are things you can do by yourself to improve posture without any product aid. For example, getting up from … Continue reading

How Bad Posture Can Affect You

Ever slouch in front of your computer while you are at work? Chances are you are doing it right now. Most people who sit in front of the computer all day tend to slouch to get more comfortable. This is … Continue reading

Comparing Acupuncture and Dry Needling

There are many ways to treat and manage pain. Some people take pain medication in the form of pills, while others look for alternative ways to help cope with pain. Of these alternative ways, one might consider either acupuncture or … Continue reading

Keeping your New Year’s Fitness Resolution

It’s the start of the new year and the most common New Year’s resolution is to go to the gym. Especially after eating a lot of holiday food at the end of last year. Although it is good to make … Continue reading

Exercising Away Sleep Deprivation

The best way to get your body tired and ready for sleep is to do intense workouts at the right time of day. This means that doing cardio workouts and lifting weights in the afternoon or at night increases your … Continue reading

Tell Insomnia to Take a Hike

Sleep is something we all must do at the end of the day no matter how much some try to fight it. No amount of energy drinks can prevent the inevitable. Everyone needs to sleep because if we don’t, then there … Continue reading