Medi-Dyne® Celebrates 20th Anniversary Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products is proud to celebrate its twentieth year as an innovative manufacturer of products that…
Medi-Dyne® Celebrates 20th Anniversary Medi-Dyne Healthcare Products is proud to celebrate its twentieth year as an innovative manufacturer of products that…
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE EXERCISING by Joe Humphries It’s difficult to argue against the benefits of exercise; several studies…
Posted on July 28th, 2016
July 28, 2016 (Colleyville, TX) – Medi-Dyne, a leading producer of innovative pain prevention products announces the introduction of 2Toms® GripShield®.
2Toms GripShield is formulated to work fast to keep hands dry and enhance the grip of anyone who is concerned about wet sweaty hands including many athletes and those who work with their hands. Whether it is before or during activity, 2Toms GripShield delivers results by quickly drying hands and creating a moisture barrier to improve grip and enhance performance. GripShield can even be used inside of gloves, and may help prevent odor buildup as well! GripShield applies to a multitude of sports and activities that include, but are not limited to; tennis, baseball, basketball, bowling, cycling, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, skiing, softball, mechanics, industrial work, or any activity in which a firm, dry grip is essential.
“GripShield is a natural extension of our 2Toms line of innovative products that simply and effectively protects and enhances people’s ability to be at their best,” states Craig DiGiovanni Vice President of Medi-Dyne. “GripShield will also be taking us in to new markets expanding the reach and exposure of all our brands.”
100% Guarantee: 2Toms GripShield comes with the 2Toms 100% guarantee. Users, if not completely satisfied will receive a full refund.
2Toms® products are made in the U.S.A.
Medi-Dyne is a global company dedicated to providing easy-to-use pain relief and performance enhancing solutions that ensure peak performance. Medi-Dyne’s contributions include over sixty patented foot care, knee, blister care, stretching and strengthening innovations marketed under the well-recognized names of brands of: 2Toms®, Cho-Pat®, CoreStretch®, ProStretch®, RangeRoller™, StretchRite®, Tuli’s®.
Posted on February 13th, 2014
Medi-Dyne is extremely proud to report that two of its products, the Cho-Pat® Achilles Tendon Strap and Cho-Pat® Golfer’s Elbow Support™, have received endorsements from the Mayo Clinic™. Both of these products, which are designed to bring relief to athletes of all skill levels, were developed in conjunction with sports medical professionals at the Mayo Clinic™.
This medically proven device reduces stress and alleviates the pain associated with Achilles tendonitis. Our tendon strap provides this relief by applying consistent heel support as well as adjustable pressure. It is recommended by many sports medicine practitioners in addition to traditional treatment procedures. Benefits include:
Achilles tendonitis is commonly suffered in people who participate in sports that require a great deal of running and jumping, such as volleyball, basketball, football, track and soccer. In many instances, over-straining or a lack of proper conditioning of the tendon can result in swelling and a negative effect on performance. When used in conjunction with other types of therapy, such as stretching and ice, the Cho-Pat® Achilles Tendon Strap can bring relief from discomfort and pain.
Also designed in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic™, the Cho-Pat® Golfer’s Elbow Support™ provides stability to the muscles of the forearm to minimize stress and alleviate pain. It is lightweight and durable and provides a perfect fit as well as shock absorbing support.
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) is commonly experienced by people who participate in sports and other activities that result in stress being applied to the forearm area. It is usually characterized by tenderness and pain in the area of the elbow where the forearm tendons attach to the medial epicondyle, or the bony bump on the inside of the elbow. This injury is typically a result of excessive over-use and strain. By applying the correct amount of pressure, the Cho-Pat® Golfer’s Elbow Support™ brings substantial relief.
Posted on May 21st, 2013
Knee pain is one of the most common symptoms of injury that individuals experience during the summer months. People are generally more active than they have been all year, and are using muscles in ways they have not been for several months.
Runner’s Knee is a term used to describe multiple knee pains and injuries, including; patellofemoral pain syndrome, and chondromalacia of the patella, . Runner’s Knee is the most common overuse injury among runner’s and individuals performing physical activity. Sufferers of runner’s knee usually experience pain around the knee or even behind the kneecap. Runner’s often experience runner’s knee after increasing mileage, and pain increases when running up an incline or down hill.
Always keep in mind that your body is an interconnective chain. It is important to address an injury when your first experience it, to prevent it from affecting other areas of your body. Find your solution to prevent further injuries!
Posted on March 26th, 2013
Hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break! I know I enjoyed the warm weather this weekend, and got my miles in outside under the sun. It is always nice to get a breath of fresh air and change it up from the usual gym routine. I struggle with back pain quite often when I run long distances, and if I stop immediately it usually results in no exercise for a week. Keeping that in the back of my mind I continued my run and worked through the pain I was experiencing.
The goal of an individual who suffers from back pain is obviously to obtain full mobility and reduce pain as soon as possible. Our natural tendency when experiencing pain is to stop immediately and rest; to hopefully let it work itself out. On the contrary, a Finnish Study showed that individuals who continued physical activities after the onset of lower back pain appeared to be more flexible than those who were on bed rest.
In my personal opinion I believe it is important to continue activity to remain mobile. Your muscles will tighten up even more if you stop all activity immediately. On that note, you should continue to stretch and increase flexibility. I use the CoreStretch, which works wonders for lower back pain. It is easy to use and all you have to do is place your hands on the handles and lean forward. The CoreStretch will help prevent further injuries and speed the recovery process. The CoreStretch allows your lower back tissues to relax and elongate to get the proper stretch that is needed.
4 Keys to keeping your Back Healthy are to:
Good Luck this week on your endeavors and make sure to stretch, to stay injury free!
Posted on March 19th, 2013
Hope everyone has been injury free this past week!
If not let us help you get back to being healthy and ready to tackle your next adventure!
I recently met Jennifer Edwards, the Clinical Director and a Physical Therapist at Apple Physical Therapy. Apple Physical Therapy is an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Washington. Jennifer has lived a very active lifestyle and has been a Physical Therapist for nearly 13 years. We asked Jennifer to test our CoreStretch product and give us some feedback. Jennifer has been using the CoreStretch for about 3 weeks.
Jennifer has suffered from tight muscles and fascia her whole life, and really feels it in her hamstrings, IT band, and lats.
Medi-Dyne: What Medi-Dyne products do you currently use? Had you heard of Medi-Dyne before the CSM?
Medi-Dyne: A few weeks ago we asked you to test the CoreStretch. What did you think?
Jennifer: I love the Core Stretch, as does my staff. The majority of my patients really like it as well. We have been using it as part of a stretching regime after doing a cardio warm-up or after exercises. We’ve mainly used it while sitting in a chair for hamstrings, Piriformis and lats.
Medi-Dyne: Would you continue to recommend the CoreStretch to patients?
Jennifer: There’s nothing like the CoreStretch so we weren’t using anything like this. We just had people doing basic stretching without any assistive device. We have recommended the CoreStretch to patients!
The Medi-Dyne Team would like to thank Jennifer for sharing her thoughts on the CoreStretch and wish Jennifer, her staff, and patients the best of luck in their recovery process!
Posted on March 12th, 2013
The Shoulder is the Most Versatile Joint in the Body!
Hope everyone’s weekend adventures went great, and were injury free. I spent my weekend in the mountains of El Paso, Texas. El Paso has a very different environment and culture than that of Dallas. It was nice for a breath of fresh air, and fitness. While traveling I make sure to fit in my daily exercise; for me it is essential to stay in a routine, regardless of where I am.
While at the gym I decided I would lift some light weights and target the shoulder area. It was a good thing I improvised and did a few basic stretches to loosen up. The Shoulder is the most versatile joint in the body, which unfortunately with a lot of use, allows for many things to go wrong. Shoulder Injuries are usually due to activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion.
To prevent shoulder injuries you should focus on flexibility and strength within your shoulder. As well as make sure to warm up and cool down, before and after repetitive activity. The StretchRite is great for an all over body stretch; you can essentially use the StretchRite for any area needing attention. The stretches below are great for increasing flexibility and strength within your shoulder, which will decrease the chance of injury.
Each stretch should be performed two times a day, holding for 15 seconds each.
The CoreStretch is also great for increasing flexibility and strengthening your shoulder.
Many times we forget that the body is an interconnected chain and if you do not take the time to address a problem it is going to cause other muscles to compensate and you’ll personally get to experience the domino effect – the pain will migrate and possibly cause even more pain & injury.
Make sure to take the time this week to stretch, and stay injury free!
Posted on October 24th, 2012
At Medi-Dyne we’re excited to be able to offer you a comprehensive selection of pain relief and prevention solutions that deliver relief, support, and performance improvement for the entire length of your body’s interconnective chain of muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments.
We look forward to providing you with innovative, easy-to-use solutions that really work! For more information visit www.medi-dyne.com, or connect with us @MediDyne.
Posted on October 10th, 2012
Posted on September 20th, 2012
3 easy stretches that cover the stretch the entire interconnective chain of the core, including the; Lower Back, Hamstrings, Hips, Glutes, IT Bands, and Lateral Arm Muscles.
For best results, be sure that your arms are fully extended (not bent at the elbow) and your back is straight (not curved). Correct posture will maximize your back elongation and stretch. If the stretch on your shoulder is too intense, lower the position of the handle by one notch.
LOWER BACK and HAMSTRING STRETCHES
HIPS (Piriformis), UPPER GLUTE and IT BAND (Illiotibial)
Posted on July 17th, 2012
StretchRite is a device to help ensure that each athlete has the necessary flexibility to stay injury free during intense athletic competition. This device enables the athlete to do the type of stretching that normally requires a second person’s assistance.
Joe Dial, former World and American Record Holder for the Pole Vault, and Head Track Coach at Oral Roberts University says:
“Our Athletes are excited about stretching now that we are using the StretchRite program. Flexibility, strength, and leg turnover are keys to maximum performance.”
Read more reviews of the StretchRite at Running Supplement or medi-dyne.com.
TEAMS CURRENTLY USING StretchRite:
University of Arkansas
University of Arizona
University of Florida
University of Wisconsin
Kansas State University
Louisiana State University
University of Oregon
University of Kansas
Illinois State University
University of Nebraska
Oklahoma State University
University of Louisiana
Oral Roberts University
Texas Tech University
Texas A&M University
University of Texas
University of Wisconsin
Posted on May 2nd, 2012
The ProStretch was originally developed by an auto mechanic who was rehabbing a knee injury. Over time he realized that the brake shoe from a car was the best thing he could find for stretching out his calf muscles, while building flexibility and range of motion back in to his calf muscles and lower leg. He became passionate about how well it worked, passionate enough to want to share his discovery. From necessity and passion was born The Original ProStretch.
In 1998 Medi-Dyne acquired the Tuli’s product line. In discussions with the original Tuli’s® Classic Heel Cup inventor, San Diego podiatrist Dr. Murray Davidson, we quickly learned how important stretching was to the health of the calf muscles and the prevention of the many injuries associated with the lower leg, including Plantar Fasciitis, Achillies tendonitis, calf strains, and shin splints. So we began to look for the most effective solution to provide the long-term relief and stretching that would complement the immediate relief provided by the Tuli’s Heel Cups and other Tuli’s products. When we found The Original ProStretch in 2003 we knew we had found the best lower leg stretching device available then and for the next 20 years!
As is the case with all Medi-Dyne products, we constantly solicit feedback from medical professionals, professional and amateur athletes, and all users on ways we can improve the product, usage experience, and end results. While the ProStretch (also known as the StepStretch in some retail outlets) was a great product, it had some shortcomings.
- One Size Doesn’t Fit All
The Original ProStretch is great, but it is a “one-size-fits-all” product. Unfortunately, people are not one size fits all.
- People’s Feet Are Getting Larger
It’s true. Once, a man’s size 14 would have been considered the footprint of a giant. But what was seen as enormous is apparently becoming quite normal. The average man’s shoe has gone up a full size in the past five years. The Original ProStretch just wasn’t built to accommodate the growing majority.
- Room For Improvement
Many people suffer from Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tight calves or shin splints. These pain sufferers were in need of a solution that would maximize the stretch felt along the interconnective chain of the lower leg. We realized that we could improve the stretch by elevating the toes during stretch.
We went about re-engineering the ProStretch to be bigger, stronger, lighter, and customizable, while offering a deeper stretch. When it was all said and done, the ProStretch Plus was born. For a complete review of all of our ProStretch products visit: www.medi-dyne.com.
We have had more people fall in love with the ProStretch and ProStretch Plus than any other product, simply by standing on it. Just check out these “before and after” user video reviews.
What makes the ProStretch Plus work so well? A few things. It is biomechanically shaped to put your foot in the optimal stretching position to get the best results. Combining that with the rocker bottom, you get the best calf stretch, along with progressive and constant pressure that gives you an unsurpassed lower leg stretch.
Nothing works better, not a curb, not a wall, not a slant board, nothing. The ProStretch has been medical proven to stretch the calf better than conventional methods – Please see the following study posted on our website, “Comparison of Two Methods of Stretching the Gastrocnemius and Their Effects on Ankle Range of Motion Karen Maloney Backstrorn, C Forsyth. B. Walden”. You can also read unsolicited testimonials at www.medi-dyne.com.
For more information on the ProStretch Plus or ProStretch visit http://www.medi-dyne.com/estore/.
Posted on April 18th, 2012
The term athlete has never more aptly applied to golfers than it does today. While strength continues to remain an important part of the game, power gained through flexibility and balance are now what put a great golf game within reach for many.
So what’s the key to achieving the level of flexibility and balance that will transform your game?
Core muscle group flexibility. Think about it. Your swing revolves around your navel, the area supported by the core muscles. Not just your abs but the entire core – your obliques, glutes, piriformis, hip flexors, and hamstrings. Your ability to get the most out of this major muscle group could mean a 20 yard or more difference in your drive.
Fitness expert and author Kelly Blackburn explains, “In your golf swing your hips and glutes provide a solid foundation for balance as well as supplying the mechanism for acceleration. A flexible core allows you to fully extend your swing and maximize power at impact as you rotate through into the finish position.” She suggests a simple flexibility test.
“Take a 5 iron and move into your backswing position. At the top of your backswing your left arm (assuming you’re right handed) should be completely straight and the club should be directly parallel across your shoulders. If it’s not you’re not alone but you are definitely losing power due to a lack of flexibility.”
But flexibility exercises that are not specific to the golf swing and its physical requirements, while helpful, will not provide the flexibility and balance that will deliver the power that golfers are looking for.
One device making a big impact with both professional and amateur players is the CoreStretch. Previously available only to physical therapists and athletic trainers, the CoreStretch has recently become available to all golfers. Unlike conventional stretching methods that force the back to curve, the unique design of the CoreStretch elongates the back enabling a deeper more effective stretch of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding the core. The CoreStretch works on a three-plane swivel for up-and-down, side-to-side and twisting motion provides optimal stretching for three levels of fitness for the lower back, obliques, hip flexors, piriformis, glutes and hamstrings – enabling users to fit their individual needs.
Weighing about a pound, the CoreStretch is light-weight and collapsible, so it can conveniently be taken to the office, business travel or even kept in your golf bag so that it can be used daily, even several times a day in seated, standing or floor positions. The unique design of the CoreStretch ensures proper techniques so that users can achieve an effective, dynamic stretch that without the risk of injury.
Blackburn has begun recommending the CoreStretch to her clients, both professional and amateur as well as adding it to her Golf Fitness product line. “While there are other methods of stretching the core muscles, none provide both the position stability and portability of the CoreStretch. It’s become so popular that I’ve created an entire mulit-level game-enhancement program around the CoreStretch.”