The Stick at Work

Clinical/Health Care

The Stick is widely used in hospitals and by all members of the healing arts, including physicians, chiropractors, massage therapists and other practitioners.

Some Stick benefits include:

      • Prepares muscle tissue for additional therapeutic procedures

      • Accurately documents offending myofascial trigger points

      • Supplants conventional and expensive modalities/procedures

      • Accentuates recovery through patient participation

 

Occupational/Industry

From corporate on-site massage to planned industrial wellness, The Stick is an effective modality for overworked and overstressed muscles. Companies “On The Stick” include: Miller Brewing, 3M Companies, Tenneco, Toshiba, Genuine Parts, Anheuser Busch, Web Marketing Associates and many others.

Some Stick benefits include:

    • Allows worker to prepare muscle tissue for activity

    • Provides unassisted stress relief without leaving work sight

    • Controls myofascial lesions associated with CTS

    • Prevents RSI by assuring compliant muscle

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Injuries in the Workplace

The American work force is similar to its athletic community in that muscles are frequently called on to perform repetitive tasks. Employees in the workplace use The Stick to manage production fatigue and prevent repetitive strain injuries.

The athlete is all too familiar with the pains of shin splints, tennis elbow, muscle strain, joint sprain, etc. Today’s worker is throttled with such phrases as repetitive strain injuries, cumulative trauma disorders, over-use syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. Recent research in the field of Biomechanics has shown that the athlete and the worker have one common, constant, irrefutable finding — both exhibit non-compliant or unhealthy muscle tissue.

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Unhealthy vs. Healthy Muscle

In order to understand non-compliant or unhealthy muscle it is necessary to discuss compliant or healthy muscle. Compliant muscle can be stretched, shortened, twisted or compressed without restriction or pain. It exhibits good circulation, flexibility, strength and endurance. On the other hand non-compliant tissue is stiff, tender, and sore with a feeling of painful knots or tight bands in the muscle. It exhibits poor circulation, reduced flexibility, weakness and easily fatigues. Non-compliant muscle is susceptible to injury in the same way a worn tire invites a blowout. Non-compliant muscle creates barriers that hasten production fatigue and restricts peak performance. The key to achieving peak work performance is to remove the barriers.

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Warm up your Muscles and Questions

A playing athlete will never perform 100 % without warming the muscle and preparing it for the desired sport. Additionally, the player will stop or change pace when the muscle tires or fatigues. On the other hand, the working athlete rarely if ever prepares the priority muscle for the required manual task. The worker seldom stops or changes pace when the muscle gets tired or production fatigue becomes an issue. The human body contains roughly 690 muscle heads, tendons and bellies. Why are some compliant and others are not? Why do certain muscles get stiff during sudden weather changes, yet others appear unaffected? Why do we continually wake up with the same pain in the same muscle? Why does our back hurt more while standing than during bending? Why do our episodes of muscular pain return to the same spot? Why does the pain keep coming back – even after treatment?

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The Stick is still the best massage roller:

We’ve been refining and perfecting the design of The Stick for the better part of three decades now. The original massage roller has millions of fans all over the world, ranging from weekend warriors and everyday people to the most elite and highly-paid professional athletes in the world.

Here’s why:

    • We make eleven different sizes and styles of The Stick.

    • One to accommodate just about any body size and shape, and to effectively treat most any kind of muscle issue.

    • The Stick’s core bends and allows you to treat a much larger area much more comfortably.

    • The flexible core lets you apply all the pressure you need to the entire problem area.

    • Our rollers are just the right size to give you just the right number of rotations in each backward and forward movement over the muscle. More rotations mean more effective treatment.

    • Because there are a whole row of small rollers instead of just one big one, you can bring your hands closer together, allowing you to pinpoint smaller areas very effectively.

    • And our rollers are also designed to rock back and forth a little bit. This allows you to more easily find and release that painful trigger point. Big rollers that don’t bend just can’t do that.

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