Archive for the ‘AFX News’ Category

The Doctor Is In! AFX Supplier Sponsor to Champion Triathlete, Dr. Amanda Stevens

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

We are very excited to announce that AFX – Ankle Foot maXimizer has been named a Supplier Sponsor to champion triathlete & Ironman, Dr. Amanda Stevens. Dr. Stevens was dealing with some foot and ankle issues that were threatening to derail her season, but she found AFX and is now going strong. Click here to read the News Release.

What makes it all worthwhile…

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Periodically we share an article or video about who is using AFX. Usually it is about a Pro or Olympic athlete, and we share it because we are proud that the best in the World trust our product.  But we’re sharing this video because *this* is what creating a health technology product is all about. See the story of Darren, an amazing 12-year old boy who is recovering from a brain tumour and learning to run again. (click on image)

Darren's Journey Recovering From A Cancerous Brain Tumour


BC Endurance Project Gets Support from AFX

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Check-out the coverage of our sponsorship of the BC Endurance Project running team in Athletics Illustrated! It’s fantastic working with the BCEP team members, not only is the team filled with National Champs and Olympians, but their dedication and incredible work ethic is inspiring…. and now with stronger feet and ankles, we can’t wait to see what this season brings!

Read the full article here.

AFX Sponsors BC Endurance Project

Friday, February 7th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that AFX has been named an Official Supplier of the BC Endurance Project (BCEP), a newly formed team of elite distance runners that includes Olympians, National Record Holders, Cross Country and Marathon Champions. The runners of BCEP train at the highest level and rack up significant mileage each week. It is an amazing opportunity for us to showcase how AFX can keep these runners injury free and performing at their best. Details on the announcement can be found in our News Release: AFX Sponsors BCEP.

Additional information on the BC Endurance Project can be found at: BC Endurance Project.

The Science of AFX

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

AFX is often described as ‘simple’ and ‘easy to use,’ which a great because ‘simple’ means that people understand it and ‘easy to use’ means that they will use it! But don’t be fooled, there is a lot of science and engineering packed into each AFX. Check-out our ‘Science of AFX’ graphic.

Science & Engineering of AFX

AFX By The Numbers

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Here is an infographic featuring the latest statistics on AFX taken from clinical trials, in-clinic testing, and our customer satisfaction surveys. We are particularly proud of our Customer Satisfaction numbers because the majority of customers who use AFX for ailments such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, etc., are long-term, chronic sufferers who come to AFX as a “last resort”. Helping them get back to doing what they love makes it all worthwhile. AFX By The Numbers.

Remembering Rick Hall, Co-Inventor of AFX

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rick Hall, co-inventor of AFX and Co-Founder / Principal Scientist of Progressive Health Innovations. Rick played a vital role in the development of AFX, contributing his considerable knowledge, experience and passion to the team. To read more about Rick, click ‘Remembering Rick‘.


2nd United States Patent Issued for AFX

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

One of the comments that we get most often about AFX is ‘Wow, this thing isn’t like anything else on the market’.  AFX is definitely unique and the good people at the US Patent & Trademark Office feel the same way. On March 26th, Progressive Health was awarded a second US Patent (US 8,403,817) for our AFX technology. At first glance, AFX might seem like a simple device (which is good, the best devices are simple!), but once you use it you quickly realize that there is a whole bunch of science behind every feature.

Canadian Running thinks AFX is “Gear you should know about”

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Nice piece of coverage of AFX – Ankle Foot maXimizer in the latest edition of Canadian Running Magazine . Running is an industry dominated by information (and marketing dollars!!) on running shoes, fancy watches and tech clothing. Don’t get us wrong, good shoes and good gear are important, but they don’t amount to much if you can’t run because of plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, ankle instability, etc.. Thanks to Canadian Running for helping us get the word out there that strong feet and ankles are important! <download image here>

AFX Technical Paper – Athletic Performance

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

You have HUGE hamstrings, KILLER quads and calves that KICK-BUTT… so why is your athletic performance below expectations? You can’t shoot a cannon out of a canoe, you need to strengthen your feet! This AFX Technical Paper looks at the latest scientific research on the incredibly important role that foot, toe and ankle strength play in athletic performance including balance, agility and vertical jump. Click the link to download a PDF of the Athletic Performance – Technical Paper, and be sure to check out our free athletic performance programs & videos on our Training page by clicking here.