Joint & Muscle EZR
Self Massage / Self Treatment
The joint and muscle EZR is a self-massage/treatment device currently used by many patients/athletes around the world (including AFL footballers and athletes at the Australian institute of sport). It has been designed with a number of unique features that can assist therapists and patients with a variety of massage and joint mobilisation techniques. It has evolved primarily for three reasons:
- In order to facilitate deeper, more localised and precise treatment of joint and muscular disorders.
- To eliminate the stress that manipulative techniques can place upon hands.
- To provide patients with a better understanding of their own body - providing them with the ability to assess and then treat problems as they arise.
The EZR can be used in prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal problems such as:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Pelvic imbalances
- Groin pain
- Recurrent muscle strains
- Knee pain
- Achilles pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Poor posture
- Inadequate flexibility
- General muscular fatigue
"For 20 years now I have been treating patients with a variety of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. The patients themselves have ranged from World Record holders, Olympians, AFL Footballers, Dancers and International Cricketers to every day people living more sedentary lifestyles. Patients from all walks of life have found the EZR invaluable, as have therapists who regularly use massage and manipulative techniques as part of their patient care.
The fact that therapists are able to advise patients on how to use the EZR at home between consultations can promote a more rapid recovery from injury and more immediate relief of symptoms through increased treatment frequency. When used in conjunction with an appropriate exercise program the EZR can also lead to significantly greater improvements in your general level of flexibility and the prevention of future injury".
Director saunders sports and spinal
BASc (Physiotherapy) MAPA
PhD candidate (thesis submission August 2007)