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Althea Medical Groups Cohesive Stretch Wraps

By | November 1, 2016

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-3-21-46-pmAs 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.

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March: National Nutrition Month

By | March 8, 2016

March is already upon us, which can only mean one thing: National Nutrition Month is here yet again. In addition to eating right and living a healthy lifestyle, National Nutrition Month is also a great opportunity to get back on a fitness program if you’ve lapsed (or kick things up a notch if you haven’t), and guarantee a happy and healthy future. Working out is easier than ever, especially right in your very own home. Provided that you have the right equipment and accessories, you’ll find that staying fit and healthy is – dare we say it – fun and enjoyable!

Finding the Right Equipment

Many people believe that the only way to stay fit is to spend hours in the gym. Thankfully, this is false – with the right equipment, it’s a guarantee that you can find an option that fits in with your current lifestyle and allows you to stay healthy on your own terms.

Take exercise balls, for example. Full Size Exercise Balls are an inexpensive and wonderfully efficient way to perform a number of different high and low intensity exercises right in the comfort of your own home. If you’re worried about them being difficult to maintain, don’t be – not only are they durable, but keeping an Exercise Ball Hand Pump around also means that you’ll easily be able to keep it filled to your desired level based on your preferences or whichever specific technique you happen to be using.

Yoga is also a great way to work out in the comfort of your own home, but it also requires a few key pieces of equipment. Yoga mats come in varying degrees of thickness for you to choose from depending on what types of exercises you’re doing and your comfort level. Yoga blocks are also available to add additional height and support, allowing you to perform some of the more advanced poses as effectively and as safely as possible.


As you start more intense workouts, sore muscles and other issues can be natural – especially if you’re not someone who exercises very often in the first place. In those situations, pain management products like hot and cold gel packs can be a great way both to help your body’s natural healing process and make sure that none of your fitness progress is lost.

If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do to stay healthy and fit during National Nutrition Month, or if you’re looking for more information about the high quality medical equipment and other supplies that we provide to the healthcare industry on a regular basis, please contact Althea Medical Group today for more information.

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Exercise Ball Chairs in Classrooms

By | February 19, 2016

exercise balls in the classroom_1Teachers are constantly trying to find ways to implement movement and retain their student’s focus, all in the hopes of creating a more effective teaching environment. Although no one’s sure when it started or who came up with the idea, using exercise ball chairs to help with this undertaking has become more and more popular.

Due to the popularity of this educational trend in the last 10 years, studies on the effectiveness are popping up everywhere. Published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, one study concluded that in the students with ADHD, sitting on therapy balls improved behavior and legible word productivity. In other words, students using exercise balls as chairs were able to focus and write more legible.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester seconded those findings in 2007 with a study on the benefits of a chairless classroom. In the Mayo study, which focused on improving learning and reducing obesity by making children more active, researchers found that the ability to move around more while sitting made the students more attentive. Mayo Clinic’s communications consultant Bob Nellis told the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune that he believes this is because kids are able to burn off excess energy by bouncing on the exercise balls.

Studies have also shown that when a child sits on an exercise ball chair, they’re able to direct their natural kinesthetic energy and need for movement in a positive way. In addition to creating a better learning environment for the student, bouncing on a ball during class promotes muscle movement and offers the child a level of exercise. If you’re curious about the safety of the exercise balls, fear not – out of all the studies surrounding the topic, there haven’t been any reported incidents of endangerment. Swapping out chairs for exercise balls seems to be a hit with teachers and students alike!

Althea Medical group has created the anti-burst exercise ball. These exercise balls are great for strength training, improving balance and posture and decreasing pain when used daily. The proven durability and size options, makes it ideal for use in the classroom.

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