Everybody knows someone who is just prone to injury.  They can’t seem to stay healthy for more than just a few months at a time.  These are the “frequent flyers” to my clinic.  If only we actually gave out Airmiles!

The following are items I recommend for my clients, friends, family, and especially my frequent flyers.

I thought I’d share with you the Top 5 Amazing Gift Ideas to help keep someone you care about healthy or help them recover quicker from their injuries.

They will truly be grateful you thought of them and the thing that’s the most important to us all:  our health!

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#5 Ice Packs

If you are one to frequently get injured, it is probably a good idea to always have one of these in your freezer.  You never know when you are going to desperately need it to help with an acute injury.  I might also recommend having at least 2 so that you can rotate them as needed.

#4 Kinesiology Athletic Tape

This type of tape is popular among athletes.  You often see it on Olympians.  I can last a few days even if you get it wet.  This is one of my favourites. I personally use this when treating knee, back, shoulder, and neck pain in my practice.   It also comes in a variety of different colours, which can make it a fun fashion statement as well.

#3 High Density Foam Roller

Foam rollers can be a great way to work out knots and tight bands of tissue.  I particularly love this for addressing a stiff upper back related to prolonged sitting at a desk. (see How To Set Up An Ergonomically Friendly Workspace)

#2 Electric Heating Pad

This is a great electric heating pad that I bought years ago and my wife has since claimed as her own.  This is a great option to help with easing the pain of a sore back or neck.  I often recommend this to my clients who come in for injuries related to a car accident once they are at the appropriate stage of healing. (see How to know when to ICE vs. HEAT an injury)

#1 TENS Machine

TENS machines use electric current to alleviate pain by stimulating the nervous system in the area that is injured.  It seems that many people in my family are prone to low back pain.  We keep one of these handy in case someone has a bad flare up.

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