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6 Stretches to Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility in Joints

As we get older, our joints may start to hurt which can limit our movement. However, staying active is key to preventing joint pain and limited mobility. Stretching and mobility exercises help the body’s production of synovial fluid, which helps … Continue reading

Staying Pain-Free Between Chiropractic Adjustments

As any chiropractor will tell you, the body many not always hold the correct position after is has been adjusted. Patients will soon return with the same ailment, sometimes because they did not take the appropriate steps after their last … Continue reading

Fabrication Enterprises Inc features Sup-R Band® at APTA-PPS

Date: November 4, 2015  Fabrication Enterprises, Inc. (FEI) will feature its Sup-R Band® exercise band at the American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section’s (APTA-PPS) Annual Conference November 11 – 14 in Orlando, Florida. Sup-R Band® is a latex-free exercise … Continue reading

Study Shows Practicing Yoga can Ease Arthritis Symptoms

A recent study from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine found that yoga can help improve symptoms of the two most common types of arthritis. We came across the study while reading an article by Tree Hugger. The study … Continue reading

Infographic: Resistance Bands v Free Weights

Have you ever wondered what the advantages/disadvantages are for resistance bands when compared to free weights? Resistance bands are one of our favorite products, but, we have to admit, we wondered the same thing. That’s why we put together the … Continue reading

Common Injury Prevention Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Here’s the scenario: you know you have hurt something, the pain won’t go away with rest and, if anything, it’s just getting worse. You go to Physical Therapy and want to do well so you can get back to your normal … Continue reading

Video: Kettlebell 101 – The Kettle Bell Swing

Kettlebells are gaining popularity both for professionals and casual gym-goers. Swinging a kettlebell develops strong muscles and stability. Other benefits include: Teaching the hip hinge with spinal alignment Developing strength in the posterior chain (back and butt) Teaching users to … Continue reading

Infographic: American’s Attitudes on Aging

Did you know that millennials fear not being able to do the things they love as they age more than any other generation? That was just one of the findings in a recent study on aging by the American Physical … Continue reading

Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, as anyone who has had it will confirm, is one of the most painful workplace injuries one can sustain. It is the result of a compression of the median nerve and starts in your palm and then … Continue reading

Infographic: 7 Yoga Stretches in 7 Minutes to Eliminate Lower Back Pain

An estimated 31 million Americans suffer from lower back pain in one form or another at some point in their lives. Those of you who have experienced it know how debilitating it can be! As part of our participation in … Continue reading

October is National Physical Therapy Month

In addition to participating in National Chiropractic Health Month, FEI is also participating in National Physical Therapy Month. The goal of Physical Therapy Month is to help the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) insert physical therapy into the ongoing conversation … Continue reading

6 Tips for Bringing Your Workouts Indoors

The heatwaves of summer are [hopefully] over and the temperatures are starting to cool. We all know what that means: winter is coming. This winter promises to be a bear, so those of us who are avid outdoor exercisers even … Continue reading

Infographic: Digi-Flex® Hand Exercisers – A Family of Products

This week we’re exhibiting at the American Society for Hand Therapists annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. Hand Therapy is a unique division of occupational or physical therapy, specializing in treating individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity. Fabrication … Continue reading

FEI Participates in National Chiropractic Health Month 2015

We are excited to announce our participation in National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) 2015. Sponsored by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), NCHM 2015 focuses on the overuse of painkillers and hopes to bring attention to the public health crisis caused … Continue reading

Fabrication Enterprises Inc features Multi-Position Pinch Gauge at ASHT Annual Meeting

Date: October 1, 2015 Fabrication Enterprises Inc features Multi-Position Pinch Gauge at ASHT Annual Meeting Fabrication Enterprises Inc (FEI) will feature its 5-Position Hydraulic Pinch Gauge at the American Society for Hand Therapists (ASHT) 38th annual meeting October 8 – … Continue reading

Infographic: 5 Common Work-Related Injuries

The words “work-related injuries” often conjure images of construction sites, factories, or truck drivers, but there are a range of common accidents and injuries that occur in all workplaces. This infographic from Oahu Spine & Rehab describes five common work-related … Continue reading

8 Common Pains Fixed by Foam Rolling

When done regularly and properly, foam rolling can untie knots in your muscles, prepare your body for the stress of a workout and prevent aches and pains from coming back. This article in Men’s Health Magazine outlines eight pains that … Continue reading

Is Physical Therapy a Luxury?

Physical Therapy is often associated with injury, the elderly, and post-surgery rehabilitation, but physical therapy isn’t exclusive to rehabilitation. This article by Ann Wendel for Bossfit Magazine addresses the misconception that physical therapy is only necessary for rehab and shares … Continue reading

Encouraging Hospital Inpatients to Exercise

Rest is often prescribed for those who are admitted into a hospital for illness. After all, the body needs to rest in order to heal. However, lying in a bed all day, day-after-day can limit a person’s mobility, particularly the … Continue reading

School Backpack Awareness Day

Today we join the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) for their annual School Backpack Awareness Day. The goal of today is to help students and educators avoid the pain and injury that can come from carrying heavy backpacks and bags. The … Continue reading

7 Kettlebell Mistakes You Might Be Making

Kettlebells provide an easy way to increase strength and power, but to achieve success you need to be sure you’re using them correctly. Fitness Magazine published this article which identifies 7 kettlebell mistakes trainers frequently see: The weight is too heavy … Continue reading

Fabrication Enterprises, Inc. features Sup-R Band® latex-free exercise band at CCA NCT

Fabrication Enterprises, Inc. (FEI) will feature its Sup-R Band® exercise band at the Canadian Chiropractic Association’s National Convention and Trade Show (CCA NCT) September 18 – 20 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Sup-R Band® is a latex-free exercise band with … Continue reading

Foam Roller Exercises for Building Strength

A foam roller is a great tool for pre- and post-workout. The roller acts as a deep-tissue massager and works out knots in our overused muscles, but did you know it can also be used to build strength? Nicole Falcone … Continue reading

How to exercise at the office using free weights or resistance bands

It’s impossible to deny the benefits of regular exercise, but many of us don’t have access to or money for a gym membership. Plus, most of us work long hours and we just want to go home and relax at … Continue reading

Make your own home gym

We all know exercise is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle but, for some, gym memberships are costly and can be intimidating. We were excited to find this article by Terricha Bradley-Phillips of the Gannett News Service which outlines how … Continue reading

Back to School Exercise Tips

It’s that time of year again: the temperature starts to drop, the leaves start to change, and the kids are going back to school. That also means mornings are becoming a little chaotic and it might be hard finding the … Continue reading

Backpack Safety Checklist

In 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission cited more than 5,000 backpack-related injuries treated at emergency rooms. Are you sending your child back to school with the right backpack? Be sure to avoid backpack-related injuries by following this checklist … Continue reading

5 Tips for a Harder Treadmill Workout

Don’t let the summer heat prevent you from achieving your fitness goals. This article by Amy Schlinger in Shape Magazine talks about how to get the most out of your run while you’re on the treadmill. One of the techniques (number … Continue reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Foam Rolling for Injury Prevention & Recovery

Congratulations! You have taken the first steps to a healthier, happier lifestyle. You started working out, going to bed at a reasonable time, and eating more fruits and vegetables. You’re feeling great, but this new lifestyle brings about aches and … Continue reading

Come visit us at the following industry trade conferences & exhibits!

FIME Miami, FL USA August 7-9, 2013 booth 2141

Did You Know???

FEI will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next year?   Fabrication Enterprises has been providing products for physical and occupational therapy, rehabilitation, athletic training, sports medicine, and homecare since 1974!  Our products have been sold to hospitals, clinics, fitness centers, professionals … Continue reading

New Product Announced

FEI is proud to announce our Dual-Sided Skin Fold Caliper (item # 12-1130).  For the first time, users can view the measurement scale using their RIGHT OR LEFT hand!  This lightweight aluminum caliper features floating tips to assure accurate and … Continue reading

MEDICA International Health Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany

FEI proudly displayed our most popular products at the MEDICA International Health Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany.  At MEDICA 2012, the world’s largest and leading medical trade fair with congress, a total of 4,550 exhibitors from 64 countries presented a plethora … Continue reading