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I've created an ever growing list of the tools I love. Some of these are used in rehab and self treatment, while ot
If you are not a current client of mine, please seek appropriate training/guidance from your own healthcare provider in order to safely and effectively put these tools to use.
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Gua Sha Stone Tools
Great stone tools used for soft tissue work and scraping. Smooth and solid, I use them in my practice daily.
This is the tool that I keep finding more and more uses for. Progressive and controlled loading is so important in many aspects of rehab and training, and these make it easy to do anywhere, and with minimal equipment. I reached out to Frictitious simply because I love their products and they are offering 10% off any order if you start at the link here or simply use the code OnsightMovement at checkout.
Theraband Resistance Bands
Non-latex resistance bands that can be used for rehab and training exercises. I prefer the these strips rather than pre looped, as I can tie a loop when needed, or attach to a squat rack or doorway.
Heavy Duty Resistance Bands
These ones are TOUGH. I use them in clinic for cueing squats, core exercises, and heavier upper body work. They work especially well as resistance for portable fingerboard training.
Penguin Fingers Ice Packs
While a bucket of ice water certainly does the trick, these ice packs are cleaner, reusable, and portable, giving you mobility to continue with other tasks while you ice things. Clients love these.
Leukotape is stiffer than your standard athletic tape. When it comes to protective taping after a pulley injury, this is a great option that has some research behind it.
A simple tool for stretching, rolling out sore spots, and increasing mobility. If you don't already have one, this one is very economical. For reference, I have the 36 inch size in clinic.
The Wave Tool
Another great tool for soft tissue work and release. A little more spendy, but nice for ergonomics, the addition of the trigger point knob, and 1 tool with a variety of application.
This is the lotion I use in clinic. Great for skin hydration and use with tools or hands for soft tissue mobilization. It takes longer to be absorbed, which allows you to really work out knots, mobilize scar tissue, and perform other techniques. Smell is very mild which I appreciate.
Clients with a suspected TFCC injury (pinky sided wrist pain) have really appreciated these during their rehab and training. They can be helpful in reducing pain and providing support as you return to climbing.