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:
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.
The Adapt Cable Trainer is available for purchase for AUD $390 + GST from Alpha Sport.
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.
The Athlegen Pro-Lift: Treatment 360 is available for purchase from AUD $2800 + GST from Athlegen.
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.
The Hammer is available for purchase for AUD $265 + GST (clinician pricing) from APE Medical.
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.
BioFreeze is available for purchase for AUD $13.95 + GST (Tube and Roll-On), AUD $45 + GST (Pump Pack) from Performance Health ANZ.
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.
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!
WORLD'S FIRST RESEARCH ― A significant amount of government funding is consistently allocated to research into infection risks and prevention in hospital environments, however, the same can't be said for therapy environments. This lack of research prompted us to commission our own preliminary research into the infection risks associated with therapy beds, with a focus on the transmission of both bacteria and saliva. The results are in and they will shock you!
Have you ever considered how much it really costs to use towels in your clinic? Not just the cost of purchasing the towels but the ongoing cost of using and maintaining the towels? We have. And we think you’ll be surprised!