Department Marketplace By APTA Staff | July 2017 TheraBand® Receives Golden Endorsement From Lindsey Vonn World champion and Olympic gold medalist skier Lindsey Vonn is now brand ambassador for TheraBand®, part of the Performance Health family of brands. No stranger to physical therapy and overcoming obstacles, Vonn says she has turned to TheraBand when training, recovering from injuries, and warming up for races throughout her career. Despite her tremendous success, Vonn has faced setbacks due to injury, including 2 knee ligament tears and, most recently, a broken arm sustained while training. With the all-time World Cup record and 2018 Olympics on the horizon, Vonn is working to overcome this setback and achieve her goal of again reaching the podium. Performance Health designs, manufactures, and markets rehabilitation and wellness products including the TheraBand®, Biofreeze®, Cramer®, Active Ankle®, Bon Vital'®, Thera°Pearl® and Perform® brands. OPTP Expands Product Lineup With New Handii™ Healthy Hands OPTP has added an exclusive exercise tool to its line of hand therapy products. Handii Healthy Hands hand exercisers are available in 4 resistance levels and have a variety of uses, including: Improving mobility and strength in fingers, wrists, and arms Exercising both flexor and extensor muscles Aiding with arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome Assisting elbow tendinitis and tendinosis rehabilitation Helping advance upper limb movement for stroke patients Performing isolation exercises for wrists and fingers Handii Healthy Hands are portable, measuring 2.5" in diameter. They can be washed in hot or warm water and are latex-free. FEI Introduces Relief Pak® Heating Units Fabrication Enterprises Inc (FEI), a manufacturer and distributor of physical therapy and fitness products, introduces its new Relief Pak® heating units. Relief Pak® warms moist heat packs in a hot water bath up to 175°F. The units are made from durable stainless steel and are available at 110V or 220V and in pack quantities ranging from 4 to 24. "The Relief Pak heating units complement our existing line of heat therapy products," said Jason Drucker, vice president of sales and marketing. Biodex Appoints New VP of Sales for Physical Medicine Biodex Medical Systems Inc has named Eric J. Farabaugh Sr, vice president of sales for physical medicine. Farabaugh brings a 20-year history of industry sales experience that includes various senior leadership roles in health care companies. "I have a genuine passion for health and productivity," says Farabaugh. "I look forward to bringing my unique combination of clinical and business knowledge, skills, and experiences to the Biodex sales organization." Clarke Health Care Products Introduces New Dynamic Stair Trainer Models Clarke Healthcare Products Dynamic Stair Trainer is now available in 3 models—Original DST, DST Compact Stair Trainer, and DST Pro. All 3 models have electronically elevating steps that adjust from flat to 6.5 inches, to customize each therapy session to the patient. The Original DST and DST Compact Stair Trainer use a visual display to chart the patient’s progress. DST Pro’s onboard computer can help motivate patients by recording their performance, comparing sessions, and evaluating their potential for future improvement. Tekscan Introduces Strideway System for Gait Analysis Tekscan has introduced the Strideway to simplify gait analysis. The modular platform provides kinetic, temporal, and spatial gait parameters, as well as pressure and force data, facilitating comprehensive gait analysis in both clinical and research environments. According to the manufacturer, Strideway’s design offers flexibility in product assembly, mobility, and storage. Customers can add length to the system as their needs change. In addition, Strideway helps clinicians and researchers gain actionable insight into underlying gait abnormalities, inefficiencies, or imbalances that otherwise might go undetected, the company says. Performing an evaluation takes only a few minutes. With a wider active area and a flush surface, Strideway reduces tripping hazards and can accommodate patients with mobility aides, such as walkers, as well as those with gait dysfunctions. Strideway made its debut at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio in 2017, where physical therapists from across the country walked across and tested it.