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Workout Wednesday: Standing Rows

Workout Wednesday by TRAINER-Rx: Weekly physical therapy videos put together by real orthopedic specialists to help you recover and stay injury-free.

 

 

 

Standing Rows –

This exercise is intended to strengthen the muscles responsible for extending the shoulders while engaging or involving the muscles of the core.

Back pain is a common complaint with many origins. The LumboTrain back support from Bauerfeind helps to support the low back and control the stresses that may produce pain.

For this exercise you will need an elastic band or tubing. Attach the band or tubing to a fixed stationary object or structure. Take one end of the tube or band in each hand. While standing on feet spread hip-width apart, squat slightly and stabilize your spine by contracting your core muscles.

From the position described, squeeze your shoulder blades together and draw your arms back against the resistance supplied by the band. Adjust resistance by moving closer to or farther away from the band’s point of attachment.

Perform all movements in a controlled fashion, relax and repeat as instructed.

TRAINER-Rx is a HIPAA-compliant, convenient web app providing rehabilitation and recovery pathways to patients with step-by-step guidance on the road from injury to recovery. When used in conjunction with regular medical care, Trainer Rx saves time, keeps patients motivated and increases the potential for optimal long-term recovery.

Ask your healthcare provider how TRAINER-Rx can help with your recovery! Learn more at www.trainer-rx.com

 

3/29/17|Back, Bauerfeind Products, Featured, Health & Wellness, Workout Wednesday by Trainer Rx|Comments Off on Workout Wednesday: Standing Rows

Sports Compression Sleeves: Endurance, Performance, Recovery

When you’re looking to reach the next milestone in your training it’s important to keep in mind the basic science behind running and other endurance sports: more oxygen means enhanced muscle performance.

More than 85 years of German engineering, research and development are behind Bauerfeind’s new Sports Compression Sleeves, providing true gradient, medical-grade compression to boost circulation, increase the supply of oxygen and quickly warm up the muscles.

The result: better endurance, less fatigue and faster recovery times.


 

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Sports Compression Sleeves – Upper Leg
$49.99 | Sold in Pairs

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01 – Non-slip, silicone-dotted band for secure fit during rigorous activity

02 – Compression zones improve circulation and reduce damaging muscle vibrations

03 – Lightweight, breathable material provides moisture-wicking comfort

04 – Reduces thigh rubbing or chaffing during sports

05 – Warms muscle belly to reduce injury while keeping skin comfortably cool

 

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Sports Compression Sleeves – Lower Leg
$49.99 | Sold in Pairs

01 – Extra-wide supportive band for comfortable fit

02 – Compression zones improve circulation and reduce damaging muscle vibrations

03 – Lightweight, breathable material provides moisture-wicking comfort

04 – Reduces risk of shin splints, calf pulls and other injuries

05 – Warms muscle belly to reduce injury while keeping skin comfortably cool

 

 

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Sports Compression Sleeves – Arms
$49.99 | Sold in Pairs

01 – Tapered, gradient compression for comfortable fit

02 – Compression zones improve circulation and reduce damaging muscle vibrations

03 – Lightweight, breathable material provides moisture-wicking comfort

04 – Ultra-soft zone for sensitive inner elbow area

05 – Warms muscle belly to reduce injury while keeping skin comfortably cool

 

 

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3/17/17|Bauerfeind Products, Elbow / Arm, Featured, Health & Wellness, Knee / Thigh|Comments Off on Sports Compression Sleeves: Endurance, Performance, Recovery

Bauerfeind Ambassador Dirk Nowitzki Scores 30,000 Points!

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Tuesday night Bauerfeind’s global brand ambassador and Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki made NBA history by scoring his 30,000th career point. The long-anticipated milestone happened during the first few minutes in a game against the L.A. Lakers, putting Dirk in the coveted “30K Club” along with NBA icons Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain.

 

 

 

Join Bauerfeind in congratulating Dirk Nowitzki on reaching this milestone in his historic 19-season career. Reach out to him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @swish41:

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Wear what the pros wear, shop Dirk Nowitzki’s favorite sports products on Bauerfeind.com:

3/9/17|Bauerfeind News, Bauerfeind Products, Featured, Health & Wellness, Knee / Thigh|Comments Off on Bauerfeind Ambassador Dirk Nowitzki Scores 30,000 Points!

Best Knee Brace for Arthritis: Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Support

When a patient suffers from arthritis, finding a knee brace that offers support and effective pain relief while also being comfortable to put on can be a challenge. According to extensive testing by independent researchers, the Bauerfeind GenuTrain knee support is proven to relieve OA pain and improve knee stability while its anatomical shape and donning aids make it easy and comfortable to wear.

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The Arthritis Foundation has awarded GenuTrain its coveted “Ease of Use” commendation, a certification recognizing products proven to make life easier for people who have arthritis and other physical limitations. Independently tested by experts and evaluated by people with arthritis, Ease of Use products are easy to use by everyone.

 

Construction & Technology:

• Made of soft, breathable knit material for all-day wearing comfort
Gradient, medical-grade compression increases circulation and reduces pain, swelling and inflammation
• Viscoelastic Omega pad surrounds the knee cap for stability and pain relief
• Machine washable for durability and convenience
• Made-in-Germany for superior quality
• 13 sizes* for precision fit

*Now available in Comfort Sizes (3C-7C). See size chart for details.

 

1. Donning Aids – Located on the sides of the brace to help patient maintain grip while putting on GenuTrain.
2. Cushioning – Extra-soft and breathable in the hollow of the knee for maximum comfort and flexibility.
3. Knit fabric – Breathable knit is comfortable to wear and keeps moisture away from the body. The brace is machine washable in the gentle cycle, which helps maintain its elasticity and original fit.
4. Viscoelastic Omega pad – Surrounds and cushions the kneecap to relieve pain in the knee and connective tissue.
5. Meniscus wings – Relieve pain in the ligaments around the knee cap.
6. Soft “Hoffa” pads below kneecap – Exerts light support to relieve pressure on common pain spots.

 

 

Tried & Trusted by world-class doctors, physical therapists and athletic trainers:

• Dr. Brad Fain, principle research scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute lab in Atlanta, Georgia tested GenuTrain to award the Arthritis Foundation’s “Ease of Use” certification
• In a bio-mechanical effects study conducted by the Institute for Sports and Sports Science at the University of Freiburg, Germany (Gollhofer study), 2/3 of patients with OA reported significantly reduced pain and 90% felt improved knee stability by wearing GenuTrain
• Bauerfeind has been an official orthopedic supplier of the Olympic Games since 2008
• GenuTrain is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation, the NBATA (National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association) and PBATS (Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society)

 

What arthritis patients are saying:

“Slides on like a sock. With bad hands, it was still easy to do.”
“It is so soft. The fabric feels really good.”
“That it has the little grip really did seem to help. Having this makes it better.”

Do you have more advanced knee osteoarthritis? Try GenuTrain A3 or GenuTrain S

3/3/17|Bauerfeind News, Bauerfeind Products, Featured, Health & Wellness, Knee / Thigh|Comments Off on Best Knee Brace for Arthritis: Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Support

Bauerfeind Sports Elbow Brace – A new tool for Return to Throw

Spring Training is finally here and with that comes elbow injuries and “Return to Throw” programs. Bauerfeind was with PBATS (Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society) for Spring Training and found out many athletic trainers are now using the Bauerfeind Sports Elbow Brace as part of their return to throw protocols.

What is a return to throwing program? A return to throw program is a regimented, structured rehabilitation program to progressively and safely return players to throwing after an injury or surgery.

Programs vary by doctor or athletic trainer but the basic concepts are the same: Players cannot start to throw until they have full range of motion and are pain-free. Starting off slowly with a set number of pitches allowed at a short distance, the pitcher or fielder has mandatory days of rest and must incorporate stretching and strengthening programs along with the throwing program.

If the player remains pain free, they progress to the next stage of longer-distance throwing and greater pitch count. When any pain or swelling returns, the player drops down a level and slowly builds back up as tolerated. This ensures a gradual, safe progression to resuming full function.

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How the Bauerfeind Sports Elbow Brace assists players in their return to throw program:

First, the medical-grade compression of the knit reduces inflammation which in turn reduces pain. Remember, players are not allowed to progress to the next stage if pain is present so compression is vital to keep swelling and inflammation to a minimum.

The Sports Elbow Brace allows full natural range of motion, but the guide wires embedded in the brace help to prevent hyper-extension and gives a cushioning effect at end range to stop the bones from “slamming” together. This reduces forces on the elbow that can cause further inflammation, pain and swelling.

Lastly, the compression enhances body awareness, or what scientists and healthcare professionals call “proprioception”. The increased proprioception means the elbow is “talking” more to the brain, translating to feelings of more confidence and awareness of what your elbow is doing during every pitch.

This last part is especially important as returning to throw can be scary for a player. As they progress, they can dial back on the tension of the brace and slowly wean off from needing the hyper-extension control, then continue wearing it for the benefit of the knit or gradually progress to no brace at all.

pbats logoAs the official brace of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Association, Bauerfeind is the preferred brand that athletic trainers turn to for their players.

“At first I figured… a brace is a brace, a sleeve is a sleeve, but that could not be further from the truth,” said Brian Ball, Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Chicago White Sox. “Bauerfeind products, reliability, compression and comfort go hand-in-hand. And trust me, that’s not always true with other products.”

By: Erin Grigsby, PT
Bauerfeind Physical Therapist
& Medical Education Specialist

For more information about the Bauerfeind Sports Elbow Brace or the partnership between Bauerfeind and PBATS, please visit www.bauerfeind.com.

 

2/23/17|Bauerfeind Products, Elbow / Arm, Featured, Health & Wellness|Comments Off on Bauerfeind Sports Elbow Brace – A new tool for Return to Throw

Workout Wednesday: Banded Wrist Flexion

Workout Wednesday by TRAINER-Rx: Weekly physical therapy videos put together by real orthopedic specialists to help you recover and stay injury-free.

Banded Wrist Flexion –

This exercise is intended to strengthen the muscles on the front of the forearm that work together to flex or bend the wrist.

Managing swelling and pain is an important first step in the recovery from this injury. The support and compression provided by the Bauerfeind EpiTrain elbow support may assist in achieving that goal.

Begin this exercise in a seated position. Resistance can be supplied by a small dumbbell, elastic loop or knotted elastic band. If using a band or loop for resistance, step onto one end while holding the opposite end in the hand of the arm to be exercised.

Position your forearm on your thigh with the palm facing upward and the wrist and hand free to move. Secure your forearm in place using your free hand.

Against the resistance, cock your wrist upward, pause briefly at the top of your motion before slowly returning to the starting position. Perform both the upward and downward motions in a controlled fashion. Relax and repeat as instructed.

TRAINER-Rx is a HIPAA-compliant, convenient web app providing rehabilitation and recovery pathways to patients with step-by-step guidance on the road from injury to recovery. When used in conjunction with regular medical care, Trainer Rx saves time, keeps patients motivated and increases the potential for optimal long-term recovery.

Ask your healthcare provider how TRAINER-Rx can help with your recovery! Learn more at www.trainer-rx.com

2/22/17|Bauerfeind Products, Elbow / Arm, Featured, Health & Wellness, Workout Wednesday by Trainer Rx|Comments Off on Workout Wednesday: Banded Wrist Flexion

Best Ankle Brace for Jiu Jitsu

You asked, “Which Bauerfeind ankle support is best for BJJ grappling and movement drills?”

Here is a side-by-side video review of Bauerfeind’s Sports Ankle Support and MalleoTrain Plus ankle support, by Jiu Jitsu coach and physical therapist Dr. Tskozik:


 

“In the end, both these braces offer excellent stability, support and comfort. I’d say the determining factor is this: if you’re just coming back from an acute injury and you need a little bit extra stimulation and support around those tendons for increased blood flow and faster recovery go with the MalleoTrain Plus, if you’re just looking for something to offer you streamlined stability for injury prevention go with the Bauerfeind Sports Ankle Support.”

 

About the Author:
Dr. Eugene Tsozik, PT has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2008. He is a brown belt under head coach Nick “Chewy” Albin at Derby City Martial Arts in Louisville, KY.

Tsozik has a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has been practicing since 2009, specializing in treatment of orthopaedic and sport-specific injuries and conditions. Having dealt with a number of injuries of his own, Tsozik is always looking for new recovery techniques while training.

“I have an interest in training, improving my physical and mental well-being through jiu-jitsu, injury prevention, and love all things grappling, strength training, and MMA.” – Dr. Tsozik, PT

 

To learn more and hear the Jiu Jitsu Therapist podcast, visit: www.jiujitsutherapist.com

 

 

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2/20/17|Bauerfeind Products, Featured, Foot / Ankle, Guest Blogger|Comments Off on Best Ankle Brace for Jiu Jitsu

Workout Wednesday: Quick Feet

Workout Wednesday by TRAINER-Rx: Weekly physical therapy videos put together by real orthopedic specialists to help you recover and stay injury-free.

 

 

Quick Feet –

This exercise is intended to improve agility and the efficiency of movement. The unique features of the Bauerfeind AchilloTrain help to support the Achilles tendon and reduce or relieve pain experienced there, easing the performance of exercise and everyday activities.

You will need an exercise step measuring 6” or more in height. Begin facing the step on feet spread hip-width apart. Rise up onto the step, first with one foot and then the other. Step down in the same fashion: first one foot, then the other. Repeat for the recommended period of time.

Pacing for this exercise is based on individual ability. Do not exceed a pace appropriate to your ability.

 

TRAINER-Rx is a HIPAA-compliant, convenient web app providing rehabilitation and recovery pathways to patients with step-by-step guidance on the road from injury to recovery. When used in conjunction with regular medical care, Trainer Rx saves time, keeps patients motivated and increases the potential for optimal long-term recovery.

Ask your healthcare provider how TRAINER-Rx can help with your recovery! Learn more at www.trainer-rx.com

2/8/17|Bauerfeind Products, Featured, Foot / Ankle, Health & Wellness, Workout Wednesday by Trainer Rx|Comments Off on Workout Wednesday: Quick Feet

Workout Wednesday: Banded Side Shuffle

Workout Wednesday by TRAINER-Rx: Weekly physical therapy videos put together by real orthopedic specialists to help you recover and stay injury-free.

 

 

The Banded Side Shuffle –

This exercise is intended to strengthen the muscles of the lower extremity with emphasis on the muscles of the posterior hip. The GenuTrain Knee Support from Bauerfeind may aid your exercise performance by providing support to increase knee stability.

Begin the exercise by standing upright with the knotted elastic band or loop placed around both legs and positioned between the knees and ankles. Everything else being equal, the farther down the leg the band or loop is positioned, the greater the resistance to then movement.

With the band positioned according to your ability, bend slightly at the hips and knees. From this position, take reaching steps to the side. Repeat moving first to one side and then the other.

 

TRAINER-Rx is a HIPAA-compliant, convenient web app providing rehabilitation and recovery pathways to patients with step-by-step guidance on the road from injury to recovery. When used in conjunction with regular medical care, Trainer Rx saves time, keeps patients motivated and increases the potential for optimal long-term recovery.

Ask your healthcare provider how TRAINER-Rx can help with your recovery! Learn more at www.trainer-rx.com

Bauerfeind USA announces PBATS Partnership

BAUERFEIND USA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL ATHLETIC TRAINERS SOCIETY (PBATS)
Bauerfeind now the Official Brace of PBATS

 

Atlanta, Georgia (January 27, 2017) – Bauerfeind, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of orthopedic braces and supports for every joint and the back, as well as compression and insole products, announces a partnership with the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS).

As part of the multi-year partnership, Bauerfeind will be the Official Brace of PBATS and the organization will endorse Bauerfeind’s full line of functional support, brace and compression therapy products.

In 2016, Bauerfeind launched a new product specifically designed for prevention and treatment of hyper-extension injury in baseball pitchers. The Bauerfeind Sports Elbow Brace (formerly known as EpiTrain PowerGuard) was developed in partnership with world-renowned sports surgeon, James R. Andrews, M.D., who is most commonly known for his effective application of “Tommy John Surgery”.

“We’ve been impressed with the quality and efficacy of Bauerfeind products since day one, but when Dr. Andrews helped develop their new pitcher’s brace we knew we needed to get in on the ground level with this innovative product,” said Mark O’Neal, PBATS president and Director of Medical Administration for the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. “After extensive testing, we are proud to endorse Bauerfeind’s full line of supports, braces, and compression products. This formal partnership brings together two organizations who are dedicated to providing the best sports medical care solutions for professional baseball athletes.”

“Bauerfeind’s medical and sports heritage aligns with PBATS’ medical and sports athletic training expertise,” said Warren Colter, CMO at Bauerfeind USA. “PBATS athletic trainers work with the best athletes in the world and this partnership allows us to bring their medical and athletic training, knowledge and expertise to our consumers.”

For more information on the PBATS partnership or to purchase Bauerfeind products, visit www.bauerfeind.com.

About Bauerfeind

Founded in Germany in 1929, Bauerfeind is one of the leading manufacturers of medical products including orthopedic braces and supports for every joint and the back, as well as compression and insole products. Every Bauerfeind product is made in Germany and is designed to help people live fulfilling, active lives, at any age.

Top athletes and athletic trainers across the world put their trust in the outstanding quality of Bauerfeind products. The company has been an official supplier of the German Olympic teams from 2002 to 2010 with a service team on hand at the Summer and Winter Games. Since 2010, Bauerfeind has won each call for tenders and has been a partner of the Olympic Organizational Committees as the exclusive supplier of braces and supports to all participating nations.

In 2016 Bauerfeind earned the endorsement of the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association (NBATA) for providing outstanding support to professional basketball players across the league.

Bauerfeind AG is a family-run company with over 2,000 employees worldwide and subsidiaries in more than 20 countries, including Bauerfeind USA which was founded in 1985 in Kennesaw, GA and recently relocated to midtown Atlanta.

Bauerfeind products are available at medical supply retailers, sports specialty retailers and on www.bauerfeind.com.

 

About PBATS

The mission of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) is to serve as an educational resource for the Major League and Minor League Baseball athletic trainers. PBATS serves its members by providing for the continued education of the athletic trainer as it relates to the profession, helping to improve their understanding of sports medicine so as to better promote the health of the constituency— professional baseball players.

For more information visit www.PBATS.com.

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Ashley Sutz
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