Products to reduce owies, increase balance, and make your active life less painful.
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By Derek Benoit July 28th, 2021
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This guide to helpful home physical therapy tools is written to achieve two goals:
- Give men and women of the outdoors effective options to increase quality of life
- Keep prices of recommendations affordable
The Mobilizer by Simple Mobility Tools
This is similar to a foam roller, but by design, gets deeper. First invented for back and neck pain, this can be used almost anywhere on the body. By the way, it comes in three sizes to find your perfect fit, and the website has great instructions for use.
versatile, come in a wide range of resistance levels, with handles, without handles, tube forms, and are often dirt cheap. Use for stretching and any number of resistance exercises.
these can bring some extra comfort and stability (look for non-slip surfaces) to stretching and exercises performed on the floor. Thus, they’re also great for reducing impact from any home cardio workouts you may (or may not) be doing. Yes, guys, you can even get them in manly colors. Or pink. Whatever floats your boat.
CanDo 14-inch Inflatable Balance Disc; CanDo Economy Wobble Board
First of all, both of these handy, compact devices help you improve something everyone can use more of: balance. You name the outdoor activity, and it requires some degree of balance. The dicer the stability or terrain (sand included) the more important balance becomes. Secondly, the prices are dirt cheap period, even more so for the value of the balance skills you’ll gain.
These are versatile, come in a wide range of resistance levels, with handles, without handles, tube forms, and are often dirt cheap. Use thse for stretching and any number of resistance exercises. Additionally, some sets allow easily increased resistance above any one band by combining them. Hence, some kits allow you to attach multiple bands the same handle. You can create much more resistance than you might think.
these can bring some extra comfort and stability to stretching and exercises performed on the floor. Consequently, they’re also great for reducing impact from any home cardio workouts you may (or may not) be doing. Yes, guys, you can even get them in manly colors. Or pink. Whatever floats your boat.
Grip Strength Device
Just as with balance, no one ever has too much grip strength. Moreover, they can be had for very little coin and you’ll see the benefits in short order.
If your pain relief needs go beyond occasional OTC pain relievers, you may want to check out an often OTC option widely available online, and in some stores, the TENS device. You can read more about these here:
(link to TENS article)
Tune Up Fitness Worldwide’s Self Care Videos
These video guides are available in body part-specific or activity-specific versions, these videos walk you through how to address typical pain points experienced. Hence, whatever you like to do, these likely have you covered.