As Autumn approaches, beautiful weather draws us out of our homes to enjoy the outdoor activities we all know and love. Whether its walking, hiking, or enjoying a game of backyard football, increased activity brings on an increased risk of injury. In order to keep this from slowing us down, we must be prepared to prevent and address injuries as soon as they arise.
Althea’s Cohesive Stretch Wraps are an excellent source of support and protection against sprains, strains, and splints. All of our wraps are self-adhesive (meaning no need for additional straps or tape), making them a perfect addition to any purse, backpack, or first-aid kit.
In addition to treating minor injury, our wraps won’t loosen or slip, making them ideal for securing dressings, catheters, and warm and cool therapy products. Our latex-free design is lightweight, breathable, and ultimately very gentle on sensitive skin. Trying to wrap on the go? No worries; while always strong and secure, it tears by hand.
Althea’s Cohesive Stretch Wraps, as well as our many other products, are available both on our website and on Amazon. We offer several widths and color options, ranging from around $1 to $5 per roll. Althea squashes competitor pricing to bring you the most affordable products. Don’t believe us? Compare with 3M, Johnson & Johnson, and Andover.
Take on fall with the support and peace of mind you deserve! Browse our New Arrivals for the latest addition of products to our store.
Maintaining ones independence is an awesome feat to overcome, especially as we age. Our physical and mental health isn’t what it once was, but we do our best to maintain our independence for as long as we can. Althea Medical Group recently released a new line of products aimed at being independent much, much easier.
This line of products includes a flexible utensil set, reacher/grabber stick, adult incontinence and mobility assistance to aid in everyday life. Such tools make is easy to care for yourself and stay out of an assisted living facility. We have focused on selling products that are intuitive and simplify everyday life. After all, if it’s just as hard to use on your own, as it is to have someone else do it, why use it?
Summer is full of sunshine, barbecues and exercise. We try to achieve our fitness goals through healthy eating and rigorous exercise, but doing an advanced workout can sometimes lead to injury. Althea Medical Group distributes exercise equipment to physical therapy, rehabilitation and orthopedic centers so you can have access to the best equipment while you’re recovering from your most recent injury.
We offer everything from exercise balls and foam rollers to ellipticals, treadmills and weight machines. We believe that rehab plays a major role in the recovery process. The services physical therapy, rehab and orthopedic centers offer to clients in tandem with the products Althea Medical Group distributes will only aid in your recovery.
When exercising this summer, be safe. If you do somehow find yourself with an injury, Althea Medical Group will be there with our rehabilitation products to get you back on your feet quickly!
Customer service has long been an established part of every business. Problems arise and customer service helps keep customers happy while solving their problems. Customer service in healthcare, while different, is still just as necessary as in any other industry. The top three reasons that we need customer service in the medical world are as follows:
• Creating a Connection: Being a patient in a hospital can be one of the scariest times in a person’s life. Their health isn’t in a great state and they are in unfamiliar territory. Having exceptional customer service can make the patient more comfortable personally, but also in sharing critical information with the medical professionals
• Patient-Centered Care: Customer service extends beyond doing what you’re supposed to do. Communicating with customers in a way that focuses on them and their needs and preferences results in higher engagement, which can lead to better patient-perceived health outcomes
• Patient Education: Recent changes in healthcare have led to more and more patients thoroughly reviewing their coverage. According to Points Group, this has created a shift in how we think of healthcare: We now see it as a paid service. Because of this shift, customer service plays a vital role in whether or not patients stay with a hospital system.
For example, an affordable healthcare facility may have horrible customer service, causing the patient to go elsewhere. On the flip side, they may have found a more expensive option with top-tier customer service and choose to stay there for that reason alone.
Customer service in healthcare is very different from customer service elsewhere, but that doesn’t mean that healthcare professionals should be lax on this service. Patients need to feel comfortable with their doctors and staff, and the best way to do this is to let them know you care and to go above and beyond with effective communication.
The Healing Process
With summer comes more time outdoors and being active and, of course, more injuries. While we are all about preventative care, we realize that accidents just happen sometimes or chronic problems can worsen. One such problem that typically worsens with age is knee pain. Many people choose to get knee replacement surgery to alleviate their knee pain and restore their knees back to peak performance.
Knee replacement surgery can do wonders, but only after you’ve taken the time to heal. Almost as important as the actual surgery is the recovery stage. It can help you heal faster and improve long-term success, but it does require that you move around almost immediately. After a week in recovery, you should be walking, doing physical therapy exercises and be able to do most things easier than immediately after surgery. Sounds like a lot, right?
Assistive knee braces are a great addition to the recovery process. They allow you to benefit fully from your recovery by limiting harmful knee movements while healing and providing stability. Because the recovery for knee replacement surgery is so intense, we highly recommend using a brace to ensure no further injury.
You can find a full range of braces suited for your recovery needs, but it’s important to consider a few things before buying your brace. After all, you want to make sure it’s the right brace for you.
- What type of knee brace do I require?
You want to make sure you’re buying a brace that’s appropriate for your recover
- What size do I need?
If your brace isn’t a one size fits all, make sure your brace is sized to give you the support you need.
- Will this be comfortable?
You’ll be wearing your brace quite a bit, so make sure you find one that you’re comfortable wearing for extended periods of time
Now that you know what to ask and what to look for, you’re good to go to buy your brace for your post-surgery recovery. Be sure to ice your knees, keep up with your physical therapy exercise and wear your brace, and you’ll be well on the road to recovery.