What do Liu Xiang, Goldie Sayers, Lawrence Clarke, Andrew Pozzi, Asafa Powell and Philips Idowu have in common? These brave and talented individuals are all athletes that have trained for a considerable amount of time in their respective countries and are in London to compete for a gold, silver or bronze medal by winning a race or sportsmanship achievement however unfortunately have been eliminated because of an injury that occurred just before or during the games.
Despite years of preparation and investment of time and money a simple (or complicated) injury has dashed their hopes and those of their respective countries. It may be a misstep, lack of coordination or forgetfulness that has put an end to their hopes for success. As tragic as this may be for the athlete and his trainers, family and country ”it isn’t the end of the world” for them. They can continue to train and improve and compete again. Many of them will also be able to train others or even just be poster people for sports products.
The tragedy is compounded by the fact that some of the injuries may have been prevented if better preparation was in place. There are exercises and physical therapy products that are usually used post injury but that can also be incorporated to strengthen muscles and limbs as a precautionary measure. One such set of physical therapy products is the TUTOR system. Consisting of the HANDTUTOR, ARMTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR these recently created medical devices are comfortable and ergonomically designed gloves and braces that together with dedicated software are designed to strengthen head, trunk and upper and lower limbs. Controlled exercise practice helps to prevent the development of compensatory movement patterns for injuries suffered by accident or disease. The TUTORs also optimize the user’s motor, sensory and cognitive abilities.
Currently in use in major hospitals and clinics in the U.S. and Europe the TUTORs are available via telerehabilitation and are fully certified by the FDA and CE. See WWW.MEDITOUCH.CO.IL for further information.