Posts Tagged ‘foot’

PHI Completes Distribution Deal with Collins Sports Medicine

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

For Immediate Release: November 30, 2010

Progressive Health Innovations Completes Distribution Deal With Collins Sports Medicine

Burnaby, BC – Progressive Health Innovations Inc. (PHI) is pleased to announce the completion of a distribution deal with Collins Sports Medicine, one of the premier sports medicine distributors in the US.

To read the complete press release, please click here:  Collins press release

Why Ankle and Knee Braces are Evil

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Okay, before I go any further let me first say that I really don’t think ankle and knee braces are evil. I actually think they are a valuable tool in helping get people back to doing what they love and keeping them healthy. But who is going to read a blog called ‘ankle and knee braces are good in some situations but not the best in other situations’? ☺

What has started me on this rant is seeing an athlete coming back from injury being sold a brace and given the impression that it is all they’ll ever need. Even more bothersome is when I see studies like the one in a recent issue of Foot & Ankle International, that indicate healthy female volleyball players should wear rigid or semi-rigid ankle braces in order to prevent ankle injuries.


Ace! AFX Featured in Tennis BC Magazine

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Excelling on court means having excellent agility and dynamic balance. Changing direction and position of the body quickly and effectively while under control, especially in side-to-side directions is agility. Dynamic balance is the ability to maintain balance while the body is in motion. Dynamic balance is critical for performance in tennis and reduces the risk of ankle sprains which account for about 75% of all injuries in tennis.