5 Tools to Bring Physiotherapy Treatment Home

The Fasciitis Fighter, a high load strength training device that tackles plantar fasciitis. Designed by Gold Coast physiotherapist Hamish Vickerman

The Fasciitis Fighter, a high load strength training device that tackles plantar fasciitis. Designed by Gold Coast physiotherapist Hamish Vickerman


Struggling to make it to the physiotherapy clinic? The podiatry clinic? These tools may help.



Struggling to make it to the physiotherapy clinic? The podiatry clinic? These tools may help.


For some, going to the physiotherapist or podiatrist on a weekly or fortnightly basis is near impossible. Whether it is the demands of their job, family or the financial outlay, a common question that gets asked is: can you have reliable physiotherapy at home?


The reality is, you likely can't achieve the same results as going into a clinic unless you consider a mobile physiotherapy service. But there are some brilliant tools out there that will help reduce the number of visits to clinics. Some do it through soft-tissue therapy, while others enable you to smash through your rehabilitation exercises reliably.


Oh, and they all have great names.


For some, going to the physiotherapist or podiatrist on a weekly or fortnightly basis is near impossible. Whether it is the demands of their job, family or the financial outlay, a common question that gets asked is: can you have reliable physiotherapy at home?


The reality is, you likely can't achieve the same results as going into a clinic unless you consider a mobile physiotherapy service. But there are some brilliant tools out there that will help reduce the number of visits to clinics. Some do it through soft-tissue therapy, while others enable you to smash through your rehabilitation exercises reliably.


Oh, and they all have great names.


The Fasciitis Fighter



The Fasciitis Fighter


Designed by Hamish Vickerman, a physiotherapist on Australia's Gold Coast, the Fasciitis Fighter is a high load strength training device that tackles plantar fasciitis, a prevalent injury in runners and athletes around the world. If you've got plantar fasciitis, this is a product for you to consider. 

The simple solution to rolling up a towel, the Fasciitis Fighter

Used and trusted by physiotherapists, podiatrists and a vast number of professional athletes the world over, the Fasciitis Fighter applies an evidence-based active approach that focuses on placing a load on the plantar fascia tissue and calf-muscles. 

Designed by Hamish Vickerman, a physiotherapist on Australia's Gold Coast, the Fasciitis Fighter is a high load strength training device that tackles plantar fasciitis, a prevalent injury in runners and athletes around the world. If you've got plantar fasciitis, this is a product for you to consider. 

The simple solution to rolling up a towel, the Fasciitis Fighter

Used and trusted by physiotherapists, podiatrists and a vast number of professional athletes the world over, the Fasciitis Fighter applies an evidence-based active approach that focuses on placing a load on the plantar fascia tissue and calf-muscles. 


TriggerPoint™ GRID® Foam Roller



TriggerPoint™ GRID® Foam Roller


While foam rollers aren't exactly a new invention; the GRID® Foam Roller features a patented multi-density foam surface that delivers firm compression like a sports massage while channelling blood and oxygen needed to repair muscles. As a former athlete myself, I'd lose count of the times I'd use my foam roller each week! Getting a high-quality roller like the TriggerPoint® GRID® Foam Roller was important plus the hollowed-out design fits around your arm nicely, so it's easy to carry from the car or as an improvised hand cannon.

The TriggerPoint® GRID® Foam Roller is a high-quality foam roller that will withstand the test of time

The GRID® Foam Roller is the 'go-to' roller to release muscle pain and tightness, improve mobility, increase circulation. It is recommended by sports doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists around the globe. They have a new vibrating roller, the GRID VIBE™ Plus, available as well. 

While foam rollers aren't exactly a new invention; the GRID® Foam Roller features a patented multi-density foam surface that delivers firm compression like a sports massage while channelling blood and oxygen needed to repair muscles. As a former athlete myself, I'd lose count of the times I'd use my foam roller each week! Getting a high-quality roller like the TriggerPoint® GRID® Foam Roller was important plus the hollowed-out design fits around your arm nicely, so it's easy to carry from the car or as an improvised hand cannon.

The simple solution to rolling up a towel, the Fasciitis Fighter

The GRID® Foam Roller is the 'go-to' roller to release muscle pain and tightness, improve mobility, increase circulation. It is recommended by sports doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists around the globe. They have a new vibrating roller, the GRID VIBE™ Plus, available as well. 


The Beartrap™ PRO


The Beartrap PRO was designed by Phill Forostenko, an Australian physiotherapist & exercise physiologist with over 15 years experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions. For some, foam rollers don't quite cut it on getting those niggles sorted. You might resort to hockey balls, golf balls, the corner of the table, you name it.


Another awesome Australian invention, the Beartrap PRO is ideal for those hard to reach niggles

The Beartrap™ solves the limitations of other self-treatment devices on the market. With a design that accommodates all shapes and sizes, Forostenko and his team hit the nail on the head. Make sure you check out their treatment tips and tricks online


The Beartrap™ PRO


The Beartrap PRO was designed by Phill Forostenko, an Australian physiotherapist & exercise physiologist with over 15 years experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions. For some, foam rollers don't quite cut it on getting those niggles sorted. You might resort to hockey balls, golf balls, the corner of the table, you name it.


Another awesome Australian invention, the Beartrap PRO is ideal for those hard to reach niggles

The Beartrap™ solves the limitations of other self-treatment devices on the market. With a design that accommodates all shapes and sizes, Forostenko and his team hit the nail on the head. Make sure you check out their treatment tips and tricks online


Theragun™


There are plenty of massage guns now out there on the market, but we chose to call out the original. Dr Jason Wersland invented the Theragun after he reflected on his current therapies. "I created Theragun Percussive Therapy to help people feel better naturally when they weren't in my care." 

The OG by Dr Jason Wersland

The vibration and force produced by the device are said to have a variety of benefits including pain relief, increased range of motion, reduced muscle stiffness and soreness, and faster recovery time from workouts. 


Theragun™


There are plenty of massage guns now out there on the market, but we chose to call out the original. Dr Jason Wersland invented the Theragun after he reflected on his current therapies. "I created Theragun Percussive Therapy to help people feel better naturally when they weren't in my care." 

The OG by Dr Jason Wersland

The vibration and force produced by the device are said to have a variety of benefits including pain relief, increased range of motion, reduced muscle stiffness and soreness, and faster recovery time from workouts. 


The Solushin®


Another Australian designed product, the Solushin was created by a medical doctor, William McNamara, an engineer, Ben Lindsay, and a product designer, Rosa Miller. All ex-athletes, the team noticed the lack of treatment available for shin splints, a very prevalent injury in runners. The most reliable treatment to date was rest, and no one likes resting.

The Solushin Medical Device

The Solushin is used by physiotherapists, podiatrists and professional athletes around Australia. A quick source of pain-relief, the Solushin also enables athletes to treat the overall symptoms of shin splints faster than other treatments on the market. It's also shown to reduce tension in the calf big time, with a 21% improvement in calf range after wearing it for just one-hour around the house!


The Solushin®


Another Australian designed product, the Solushin was created by a medical doctor, William McNamara, an engineer, Ben Lindsay, and a product designer, Rosa Miller. All ex-athletes, the team noticed the lack of treatment available for shin splints, a very prevalent injury in runners. The most reliable treatment to date was rest, and no one likes resting.

The Solushin Medical Device

The Solushin is used by physiotherapists, podiatrists and professional athletes around Australia. A quick source of pain-relief, the Solushin also enables athletes to treat the overall symptoms of shin splints faster than other treatments on the market. It's also shown to reduce tension in the calf big time, with a 21% improvement in calf range after wearing it for just one-hour around the house!


Don't take your physiotherapist or podiatrist entirely out of the picture.



REMEMBER: Don't take your physiotherapist or podiatrist entirely out of the picture.


While there are plenty of brilliant tools out there, make sure you aren't taking your physiotherapist or podiatrist out of the picture. While all of the above were designed to help you bring the treatment home, you should always keep them in the loop for the best results.


About the author:

Ben Lindsay is the Managing Director and engineer behind the Solushin medical device. A former national medalist swimmer, Ben aspires to learn from physicians, physiotherapists and podiatrists so he can develop tools to improve the quality of care for their patients.