September 10, 2020 4 min read

5 Innovative Health Solutions for Your Practice

Manual therapy professionals are constantly seeking ways to improve their services. From bettering hygiene standards to the functionality of equipment – there are numerous issues that require innovative solutions.

Luckily, the Allied Health industry is full of passionate and forward-thinking minds, who are busy developing new health solutions.

Here are our top 5 picks of new therapy must-haves, set to elevate your services and customer experience:

 

Adaptive Cable Trainer

Adapt Cable Trainer

Cable trainers are a classic exercise machine, commonly used by fitness studios and physiotherapy clinics for their versatility and function. The Adapt Cable trainer features all the benefits of traditional cable machines, without taking up too much space. Its sleek, modern design is capable of easily fitting into any treatment room or gym facility.

The Adapt trainer uses patented technology, which is specially designed to supply constant force during a workout without mechanical or inertial advantage. This provides a total body workout like no other.

Key Features:

  • 6 Weight Selections  
  • 9 Height Settings  
  • Patented technology  
  • Sleek modern look and feel 
  • Minimal space requirements 
  • Easy rehab and strength exercising

The Adapt Cable Trainer is available for purchase for AUD $390 + GST from Alpha Sport.

 

Athlegen Prolift

Athlegen Pro-Lift: Treatment 680

The Australian made Pro-Lift Treatment 680 is a versatile three-section table, ideal for physiotherapy, massage, beauty treatments, examinations, and any multimodality practice.

The 680mm backrest configuration allows for more legroom and allows flexibility when treating patients in a long-sitting position. The sturdy design helps to optimize your performance whilst achieving maximum comfort and support for your clients. It also features triple-layered Dunlop cushioning for superior comfort, quiet and speedy power-driven height adjustment, and a manually adjustable backrest and headrest.

The Pro-Lift range has the fastest height adjustment available on any treatment table in Australia.

Key Features:

  • The lift-up back adjusts in seconds to create a sturdy, comfortable treatment platform
  • The standard configuration includes a face hole in the head section for more comfortable prone treatments. The head section can be finely adjusted to enable the prone patient to relax the neck muscles fully during treatments.
  • Select from 610, 660 or 710mm widths to suit your treatment style. Custom width tabletops are also available at an additional cost.
  • Customise your table online today with a huge range of options including 5 foam options and over 26 upholstery options.
  • Custom built for you in our Ballarat factory
  • 15-year structural warranty
  • Supported by Australian service technicians
  • Designed through consultation with industry leaders

The Athlegen Pro-Lift: Treatment 360 is available for purchase from AUD $2800 + GST from Athlegen.

 

The Hammer

The Hammer

The Hammer is an automatic massaging tool that quickly helps release myofascial structures all over the body. The high-level vibration stimulates proprioceptors and stretch reflexes in a similar way vibration plates do, leaving the patient or athlete feeling light and invigorated. It’s whisper-quiet at only 50dB, making it perfect for use in clinics.

Key Features:

  • Safe and is easy and registered on the ARTG.
  • Wireless and fully re-chargeable with a long battery life
  • 5 massage heads for various functions
  • Whisper quiet at only 50dB, perfect for use in busy clinics
  • Affordable
  • Beautifully packaged for easy storage and easy transportation

The Hammer is available for purchase for AUD $265 + GST (clinician pricing) from APE Medical.

BioFreeze

Biofreeze Pain Relieving Gel

Biofreeze is the number 1 selling pain relief cold therapy gel in the US and provides clinically proven, fast, long-lasting, penetrating pain relief.

Biofreeze is a topical analgesic that uses the cooling effect of menthol, a natural pain reliever, to soothe minor muscle and joint pain. It penetrates quickly, offering relief through cold therapy. For this reason, it’s especially effective for use in conjunction with hands-on health care.

The science behind Biofreeze is a dual approach to pain relief, based on the Gate Control Theory and Stimulation of Cold Receptors.

Key Features:

  • Penetrates quickly to relieve aches and pains for up to 4 hours.
  • Refreshing menthol scent and non-greasy application.
  • Available in Roll-On, 82g - The massaging roll-on allows for hands-free application and stimulates specific trigger points in the muscles.
  • Available in Tube, 110g / Pump Pack, 453g - Well-suited for well-suited for hands-on massage applications (particularly larger muscles and joints).

BioFreeze is available for purchase for AUD $13.95 + GST (Tube and Roll-On), AUD $45 + GST (Pump Pack) from Performance Health ANZ.

Purifas FaceShield

Purifas FaceShield

You didn’t think we’d leave out our own revolutionary FaceShield, did you?

The Purifas® FaceShield™ is the only head barrier that provides full coverage of the face hole and is clinically proven to reduce bacterial transmission. The FaceShield protects the eyes, nose, and mouth from any contact with the shared surface of a therapy bed.

This product is perfect for therapists who take their duty of care seriously and want to elevate their services. Businesses that use the FaceShield for all prone treatments are listed on the Purifas® website and receive a FaceShield Clinic Seal for display. This way, hygiene conscious customers know to visit your clinic.

Key Features:

  • 100% face hole coverage 
  • Sweat, saliva and makeup resistant
  • Made with 2ply polypropylene for added comfort and durability
  • Packaged in easy to dispense boxes of 100 units
  • 100% recyclable

The Purifas® FaceShield™ is available for purchase for AUD $36 + GST per box of 100 units from Purifas.

 

With new research, ideas, and development happening every day, innovation surrounds the healthcare industry. As you can see, industry leaders are rapidly finding new ways to improve services. We can only wait and see what’s next to come!



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