The joint and muscle EZR is a self-massage / treatment device used by patients, and elite athletes around the world. It was developed by Dr Steve Saunders primarily to:
Allow deeper, more localised and precise treatment of joint and muscular disorders.
Eliminate the stress that manipulative techniques can place upon hands, which contributes to osteoarthritis of the thumbs in over 80% of physiotherapists.
Provide patients with a better understanding of their own body, and the ability to assess and then treat muscle and joint problems as they arise.
“For 23 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, EPL soccer players, Classical and Contemporary 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 promote improvements in flexibility, reductions in pain and the prevention of injury”.
The joint and muscle EZR has been designed with a number of unique features that can assist therapists and patients with a variety of massage and joint mobilisation techniques.
The EZR can be used in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal problems such as:
- Back & neck pain
- Pelvic pain
- Hip & groin pain
- Recurrent muscle strains
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Tendonopathies / Enthesopathies
- Knee pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Poor flexibility
Using Your EZR
Every EZR is supplied with detailed information to help you with self-assessment and treatment techniques.
Patients can quickly learn to assess specific muscle groups and identify problem areas by applying gentle pressure with the EZR’s central protuberance. Muscles that demonstrate abnormal tension will be painful and/or feel thick, ‘bandy’ or tight when pressure is applied. They should be treated using one or more of the following techniques before function is compromised and injuries or pain develops. (Click images for more information)