The Iontopatch: An Alternative Drug Delivery System

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As most people involved in physical therapy know, there are some medical conditions and sports injuries in which hypodermic needles are not necessarily the best treatment option. For one thing, because therapy almost by definition involves several, ongoing treatments needles are too invasive a metScreen-Shot-2013-06-05-at-2.47.37-AM-470x265hod to be used repeatedly. For another, some people are averse to shots and to taking oral medications on a regular basis. For these reasons and others, there is an alternative drug delivery system that uses the process of Iontophoresis.  is a procedure that involves sending mild electrical currents through the skin. It is used mostly to treat a condition called hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) but is also used to treat sports injuries by non-invasive delivery of anti- inflammatory medications into the skin. At Team Medical, we have the Iontopatch that effectively uses this method of delivering medicine to people suffering from various medical conditions and injuries.

How the Iontopatch Works:

Our Iontopatch works when a healthcare professional adds an anti-inflammatory medication to a basin of water and allows a mild electrical current to be introduced to the affected part of the body. These currents can be delivered to the hands, feet and other parts of the body. The Iontopatch is intended to only be used by a trained healthcare provider. The process is safe, effective, completely pain free and in the case of physical injury needed only until the patient is no longer symptomatic.

Precautions When Using the Iontophoresis

Iontophoresis is relatively safe, however it is intended that only qualified medical professionals use it on their patients. Patients should tell their doctors (therapists) if they:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have epilepsy
  • Have a heart condition
  • Have a pacemaker or other metal implants, such as artificial joint replacements

The Effectiveness of the Iontopatch

Generally, people who have sports injuries require only a handful of five to 10 minute treatment sessions over the course of a week or two in order for proper healing to occur. After which, physical therapy, rest and nutrition can take over to assure a complete return to normal functioning. Our device comes in a container of six electrodes and has a built in battery. It is designed for an average of 4 hour patient wear time. Finally, many pathways lead to optimum health and recovery from injuries. Iontophoresis is one avenue that leads to the effective and safe treatment of chronic medical conditions and debilitating sports injuries. Order your Iontopatches from Team Medical Group before supplies run out!

 

Amazing Theraband Products and Their Many Uses

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As every physical therapist knows, the extent and types of injuries that can occur to the human body vary greatly and so treatments needed to facilitate recovery vary from patient to patient as well. What this means is that companies that supply professionals in the field of physical therapy with the tools they need must be able to meet the challenges brought on by this complicated field. One company that has met this challenge is Theraband; and Theraband’s most famous product is its line of kinesiology tape. Used by thousands of professionals in the field of physical therapy, Theraband tape is designed to promote rigidity and provide support for muscles so that they are not fatigued while they recover from injury. backtape also helps by gradually re-introducing muscles to the full range of motion lost through some previous injury. All of this is done while providing maximum circulation to stressed muscles.

Kinesiology tape may be Theraband’s number one product; however, Theraband recognizes the need to provide products that support a wide range of fitness goals for individuals who are recovering from injury. Another popular product is its roller massagers. These are cylindrically shaped tools that are designed for myofascial release and deep tissue massage. Next, are Thera-Band’s CLX Consecutive Loops which are elastic bands designed to aid patients in developing strength in their upper and lower bodies through a series of no-grip-required exercises.

Finally, Theraband offers a collection of many therapeutic instruments in one convenient rehab and wellness station. The station is designed for total body rehabilitation and includes devices and exercises that can increase strength, balance and flexibility. The rehab and wellness station is compact in design and made to use in-clinic. Components of the station include:

  • A wall mounted system and base system
  • Resistance tubing
  • Exercise balls
  • Stability trainers
  • Waist Belt, Assist Straps (2), Head Strap, Exercise Bar, Extremity Straps (2), Exercise Handles (2) and an Accessory Rack
  • A CD with recommended exercised and more…

Each component of the rehab and wellness station is a Theraband product and demonstrates the company’s commitment to producing tools that aid in every step of recovery and that facilitate patients with different fitness goals. This is why Team Medical Group proudly carries Theraband products. We share the same commitment to patients and providers who are concerned with their recovery and well-being. As more and more discoveries are made in the area of rehabilitation and recovery, Theraband continues to create new products that aid patients and Team Medical Group will continue to give suppliers access to these amazing products.

Biofreeze vs. Sombra Gel: Whichever You Prefer, We’ve Got You Covered

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In the field of physical therapy, the road to a patient’s recovery may have many obstacles but often one of the most challenging obstacles is pain. Let’s face it, no one likes or wants it but it is a part of a patient’s overall recovery that cannot be avoided. Conscientious and well-prepared physical therapists are equipped to handle the challenges brought about during this phase of a patient’s recovery. Patients are concerned only with what will alleviate their pain and discomfort. Among the many options for therapy when it comes to pain management is cryotherapy. Cryotherapy – as it applies to physical therapy – is a pain treatment that uses a method of localized freezing temperatures to deaden an irritated nerve. Two of the most popular topical gels are Biofreeze and Sombra Gel.

Biofreeze is so popular in the treatment of pain, inflammation and discomfort that not only it is used by physical therapists, it is also used by chiropractors as well. Some of the advantages of Biofreeze are that it works quickly and is available in many forms such as tubes, wipes, roll-ons, sprays and even in single-application packets. Biofreeze’s active ingredients are carbomer, FD&C blue #1, FD&C yellow #5, glycerine, herbal extract (Ilex paraguariensis), isopropyl alcohol USP, methylparaben, natural camphor USP (for scent), propylene glycol, silicon dioxide, triethaolamine (TEA), purified water USP.

Sombra Gel, on the other hand, does not have the widespread availability of Biofreeze. It comes in pump, jar and roll on form. One of the differences between it and Biofreeze is that it can be more difficult to find, but many massage suppliers do carry it. It comes in a pump, jar and a roll on. Another thing that distinguishes it and Biofreeze is that Sombra Gel contains no artificial colors, fragrances, or alcohol. It is more like a lotion than a gel. Massage therapist prefer it over Biofreeze due to how much easier it is to apply. Among its more natural ingredients are Menthol 3.0%, Aloe Vera Extract, Capsaicin, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Orange Peel Extract and Green Tea Extract. Professionals, whose businesses tend towards a more naturalistic approach to therapy, prefer it over Biofreeze. As far as the most important factor of all – its ability to relieve pain – many professionals rank them as being nearly even.

Because some people prefer one over the other, we at Team Medical have an ample supply of both Biofreeze and Sombra Gel and sell them in their many forms. Yes, both will continue to be useful tools for physical therapist and others trained in helping patients who have suffered from some form of injury. It is up to physical therapist to be prepared to meet the challenge of pain management no matter which gel they or their patients prefer.

The Importance of Rehabilitative Physical Therapy

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The human body is a remarkable machine. Every day it is damaged in some way by pollution, work, disease, exercise and of course accidents. Generally, it does a good job of repairing itself but there are times when the body needs help. There are injuries that go beyond the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Bones break, ligaments tear and many other injuries occur that decrease a person’s full range of motion. At such times the body needs the help that can best be provided by rehabilitative physical therapy. That is because the goal of all physical therapy is to restore to the injured the quality of life they have otherwise lost or that has been diminished. That is why physical therapy is so important in the lives of people who suffer, for example, from muscle strain, torn ligaments and tendons, back pain, work related injuries and other conditions.

For instance, for a person whose job is very physical and has been injured at work, it is critical that he or she recover or possibly lose their source of income. To someone who suffers from chronic pain, the importance of physical therapy is obvious – it can restore to them some of the quality of life lost while being in pain. In these cases, and in many others, physical therapy can help people regain functions such as speed, mobility, strength, flexibility and coordination.

Naturally, the effectiveness of any physical therapy program consists of several components – the dedication and training of the physical therapist, the nature and extent of the injury, the injured person’s willingness to adhere to a particular treatment regime and the tools and equipment used by the physical therapist. For example, for people who have diminished range of motion due to damaged or torn ligaments a therapist might use kinesiology tape to aid the patient in recovery. They might use Theraband, which is one brand of physical therapy products that include exercise bands, Hand Xtrainers and other items. For therapists who treat people with joint and muscle pain, Team Medical Group sells Biofreeze, which contains Camphor and menthol and is applied topically.

In short, pt is critical in helping the human body to stay in optimum condition. Without it, injured workers could not return to their jobs, athletes could not resume training and people who suffer from a wide range of injuries and physical maladies would be resigned to settling for a lesser quality of life. Finally, physical therapy is important to even those who do not now suffer from injury because we are all human and may at some point in our lives suffer from conditions that require help.

What is Kinesiology Tape?

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Do you remember at the last Olympics when all the athletes had brightly colored tape wrapped around their bodies? It’s called Kinesiology tape, and although it’s been around since the late 70s, it’s only recently become big among American athletes. Japanese chiropractor Dr. Kenzo Kase first developed the tape in 1979 as part of his Kenso Taping method. His technique revolved around promoting the flow of blood around muscles by gently lifting skin and connective tissue.

So what exactly is kinesiology tape? It’s a soft, thin, porous, and very stretchy tape that’s designed to be as similar as possible to the elasticity of human skin. So while traditional taping methods immobilize muscles and impede circulation, kinesiology tape allows full range of motion. The approach is gentle and subtle.

What does the tape actually do? First of all, if applied properly, it supports the muscle, improving its ability to contract and protecting it from over-extension and over-contraction. When the body moves, the tape gently pulls the skin and it’s connective tissue away from the muscle, allowing for improved flow of blood and other bodily fluids. This can relieve inflation. Together, all of this helps activate the body’s natural healing mechanisFeatured imagems to correct joint problems.

It’s essential that kinesiology tape be applied correctly, otherwise it can cause more harm than good. There are several different taping patterns, and different muscle groups require different ones. Different situations also call for different levels of tension in the tape. In general, injured or overused muscles needing immediate pain relief should be taped with no tension. Chronically weakened muscles needing support should be taped with light tension. Remember to start at the origin of the muscle and extend the tape towards the connective tendons to the bone. It’s often very difficult to tape yourself up correctly, so consider finding someone to help.

What makes this therapy method work is the quality of the tape. Good tape has the perfect level of stretchiness, lets the skin breath, and can stay put for days through motion, sweating, and bathing. Here at Team Medical, we’re committed to providing quality medical equipment. We offer several brands of kinesiology tape: Rocktape, TheraBand, and the original Kinesio. Each of these is a trusted brand, and there’s a best option for every situation. For more information on our selection, check out the Team Medical website today.

Calling All Physical Therapists: Team Medical Carries All the Supplies You Need

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Imagine this: An elite athlete who has trained her whole life in her sport one day sustains an injury from which she must take time to recover. I mean, she’s only human after all. Or imagine that a blue collar worker who has labored for years at his job suddenly injures himself and must take time to recover. It is under these circumstances – and manFeatured imagey others – that physical therapy comes into the picture. Well just like that elite athlete or that exemplary worker, you as a physical therapist must also be prepared for your job. You wouldn’t expect an athlete to be able to train without the proper equipment or a worker to do his job without the proper tools. Think of it as an equation: Hard work + your dedication + the right supplies = successful recovery.

Team Medical Group has all the supplies you need to ensure you can meet your patients’ recovery needs. You’ll be ready for that athlete or that worker or whoever else depends on physical therapy to aid them along the road of recovery. These supplies include Theraband products, kinesiology tape— which can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions—and Biofreeze, among other products. Biofreeze gel provides relief from minor aches and pains of sore muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, bruises, strains and sprains. Kinesiology tape works by improving joint alignment and affecting the muscles and can reduce poor function of a joint by influencing opposing muscle groups and joint mobility. Biofreeze – because it is a gel that must be applied to specific areas of the body – is a targeted approach to relieving strains, bruises, sprains, etc. The bottom line is this: Team Medical Group makes available, at special member prices, equipment necessary for the well-equipped physical therapist. Some other equipment examples include electrodes, therapy balls and digital x-ray machines and many more.

According to the site USNews, jobs in the physical therapy field are expected to grow 36% by the year 2022. The health care industry in general is expected to be among the fastest growing career fields in the US. This is an explosion that physical therapists must be prepared for by having not only the dedication and necessary training involved, but also the proper supplies required to do the job right. For that reason, Team Medical Group stands ready to help physical therapists meet the challenges of this coming boom.

Unbeatable Quality-Unbeatable Price

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Life sometimes can get the best of us, especially if you’re a healthcare professional.  Being a part of the health care industry is a job that I love and helping people is a rewarding experience.

I am a Chiropractor and  many of my patients come to me with severe back pain. Being the owner of my owFeatured imagen clinic, I need to supply my patients with quality products AND watch the bottom line; which is why when I found Team Medical Group I knew I was going to get the best products at an unbeatable price.

A popular product that I buy from their online site is Biofreeze because it reduces pain with a cooling effect and my patients love when I use it during treatment. I have also purchased several chiropractic drop tables over the years and have never had a single problem.

If you’re in need of any healthcare products like pillow cases, sticky pads, or even Kinesiology Tape, then Team Medical has just what you’re looking for! They have a great selection of products that you can choose from whether you’re restocking
the office or buying in bulk. Their online site is easy to use and since I have a busy schedule to keep up with, the convenience of ordering is another factor in continuing to use Team Medical Group.

I’ve never been disappointed with any of their products and I know my patients feel the same way about the items I purchase from Team Medical Group.

PRP + Team Medical Group = Healthy Savings!

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Team Medical Group has the trusted brands you know at a low cost that fits your budget! Our members love the easy to use online site, where you can find all of the products you need and all of the information you want about Team Medical Group’s background.

Among our featured brands are DrPRP platelet rich plasma products. The popularity and credibility of PRP treatments is steadily growing and the procedure typically takes a couple of hours, including prep and recovery time. Performed safely in a medical office, PRP therapy relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays and without a prolonged recovery. In fact, most people return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure.

Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks, gradually increasing as the healing progresses. Both ultrasound and MRI images have shown definitive tissue repair after PRP therapy, confirming the healing process. The need for surgery can also be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.

PRP therapy is extremely popular with professional athletes. This past week Red Sox right hander Clay Buchholz received a second opinion on his strained right flexor tendon. TFeatured imagehe result of the visit was Buchholz receiving a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection. The timetable for Buchholz’s return will be pushed back to determine whether the injection helps heal the tendon.

So whether your office treats pro athletes or a weekend warrior Dad who over did it, PRP therapy is here to stay. Team Medical Group has great prices and a wide selection of products for this revolutionary treatment so visit our web site and become a member today.

Help yourself and your patients by providing high quality, safe products at a savings that will make everyone feel better.

Great Products, Great Prices!

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I work in material management at a large hospital and needed to find a new supplier for Wholesale medical supplies. Buying as many of my supplies from the same company is preferable; online buying has become the norm. Finding the right company is the key to our success. Previously, I had used multiple overpriced companies that promised a great sales experience. While a positive sales experience is a must, the prices just became too high. I need fair prices, great products, and friendly service. I do not want to compromise one for the other because I believe each one relies on the other. After some internet research, I stumbled on Team Medical Group. Not only have they helped me, but I also passed this company onto my colleagues and friends in the same field. Staying in business with Team Medical Group is mutually beneficial.

My direct department utilizes products like Biofreeze (Biofreeze wholesale discount), unipatch, and Kinetic tape wholesale. Other departments within the same hospital use Team Medical for electrodes wholesale, Kinesio tape wholesale, Theraband wholesale, lumbar support wholesale, and much more. But their products can be utilized by so many different professions and offices; it is hard not to mention them. My friend, who is a chiropractor, uses this company to order chiropractic supplies for his office. Physical therapists, private practice, and people within the purchasing of material management are just a few of the people that can utilize these great products and prices.

The new products section is great. It is a page you really need to check every day. Why not try to buy as many of your products from one supplier? Items currently on there include Theraband rollers and a prostretch singles as low as $25.50. These are great deals. You really cannot go wrong with this seller.

Another great aspect of Team Medical Group is their clearance section. There is a wide variety of products in this section even now. Sometimes you need something but the brand new and brand new price aspect does not matter. A used product from Team Medical Group is the best way to go. I check on this page every day to see if there is anything that I can purchase for the hospital. Currently, I see the Used Chattanooga ES2000 for $3500.00 and a Mettler Sonicator Portable Ultrasound 1 Mhz for $1,295.00. I cannot rave enough about every aspect of this website and company.

All in all, I am continuing to receive great prices with great services and timely shipping. I could not be happier. Let all of your worries and apprehension go. Buy from Team Medical Group.

From Biofreeze to Theraband…and Everything in Between

You already know that Team Medical Group is the best place to look for discounted medical and rehabilitative supplies; all you have to do is become a member. Now it’s time to explore all we have to offer.

Have you checked out our new products lately? The Viztek 2020 C-DR Digital X-Ray System directly captures the image data and displays it on a monitor within 10-12 seconds. Complete install and training is provided so call today for a custom quote. The Theraband portable roller massager has retractable handles for easy transportation!

The ProStretch conditioning and stretching device is the #1 choice of professional athletes, physical therapists and fitness experts for increasing range of motion and flexibility in your lower leg. With so many great wholesale medical supplies available and new products coming in all the time, you’re sure to find what you Featured imageneed on our Team Medical Group website. Don’t forget, this is always the best place to find that Biofreeze wholesale discount that you’ll love.

Now let’s talk physical therapy… Your patient’s bodies have never felt so good, and at such a low price to you! You’ll definitely want to be sure to check out all of our Theraband wholesale products for those patients who are trying to build strength. With our vast inventory of Kinesiology Tape you’ll be sure to find whatever you need for all your patients rehabbing their sports injuries and non-sports injuries alike. In need of a new chiropractic drop table? We’ve got you covered! Feel free to browse our site for all your physical therapy and chiropractic needs.

Here at Team Medical Group our mission is to fulfill your entire medical and rehab supply needs. Our President, Barry Greenleaf, set out to “provide excellent service partnered with membership pricing” and we like to think we are doing well with that goal.