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Yak Trax- Traction for these icy sidewalks

  It is that time where we can’t caution you enough to be careful on the icy sidewalks.  Winter traction devices like Yak Trax can help prevent injury and provide increased confidence while walking on ice. They are also invaluable for those who need to protect themselves from re-injuring a current condition.  Imagine twisting on that […]

Ori- Another Ergonomic iPad Product

Joby Ori I’ve been looking for an ergonomic solution for my iPad which would work both in the clinic and on the road. Ideally it should be lightweight, limited in moving parts, and elevate the iPad to eye level so that it can be used as a network station (with a keyboard) for remote computing. […]


Inflatable Lumbar Pillow

I often recommend that patients use a lumbar pillow whenever sitting for prolonged periods. The inflatable McKenzie Airback is portable enough to bring to the theater, performances, and long train trips without being too conspicuous. There is also a self inflating version found below. Original McKenzie Airback Lumbar Roll The Original McKenzie Self-Inflating Airback


Resistance Cords

For those interested in creating a home gym or taking exercises on the road, exercise cords are a good, lightweight alternative to dumbbells. These kits often come with an anchor which allows you to attach it in a doorway for lateral or overhead exercises.

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Ivar Pack- Good ergonomics for a backpack

Chronic neck and shoulder pain is often exacerbated by people carrying too much on their backs, especially for those in metropolitan areas that need to carry their belongings throughout the day or students that are lugging around heavy text books. The Ivar pack attempts to evenly distribute the weight of the pack, bringing items closer […]


The Water Pillow

One of the most difficult tasks for chronic neck pain patients is finding a pillow that secures them in a neutral, comfortable position throughout the night.  Too high a pillow places the neck in constant flexion (forward bending-not good for the discs) and too low of a pillow often isn’t supportive enough.  No matter how […]


Lapdawg Stand

One of the more common contributing factors to neck pain these days appears to be the use of laptops.  The design of it encourages a forward head posture, strain of the upper back, and malposition of the wrists which can lead to repetitive stress injury.  I have posted several products which can help with this […]



The Backjoy introduces a different approach to seat ergonomics as it cradles the pelvis to sit in an upright position.  The two traditional methods of offering back support include maintaining the lumbar lordosis with a cushion or sitting on an angled surface to wedge the pelvis in an upright position.  The idea of cradling the […]