From the beginning
Injureeze Australia began, out of a need to find a solution to a common problem.
Having worked as a physiotherapist for over 25 years, mainly in a private practise, my job and my passion is to help people to minimise the impact that pain has on their everyday life.
Often, this involves enhancing or optimising the body’s natural healing processes, for example following injury or surgery.
Often, it involves the management of more chronic or long term aches and pains.
Invariably, it also involves education, regarding those little things that can be done every day, to prevent or at least minimise the occurrence of pain.
Even though the use of both heat and cold is arguably the most widely accepted and practised form of natural home therapy, often recommended by health professionals. Until now, the methods of applying heat and cold have been awkward, and in some cases caused more harm than good.
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All wheat used in Injureeze Wheat Packs are sourced from Australian farmers.
The lack of an effective method of applying heat to the neck and upper shoulders was the catalyst for my first product. Trapeeze® was originally designed for my own clients, but it was so well received that it soon became obvious that there was a huge demand for a professional product available for anyone suffering from stiff, sore neck muscles.
Once Trapeeze® was patented and put into production, the obvious next step was to create a whole range of products, that would be effective in targeting any area of the body where heat or cold therapy was needed.
Visit our products page to view our whole range. Chances are, if you have an injury or an ache or pain which would benefit from heat or cold, we have a product to suit.
I sincerely hope that you will find our products more professional, effective and convenient than those you are currently using.
The evolution of the wheatbag
For many years the application of heat or cold was an exercise in creativity and frustration.
Hot water bottles were the product of choice when heat was needed, but had obvious drawbacks. They were dangerous to prepare (pouring boiling water into a small opening) and to use (with the risk of leaking hot water). Frustratingly, they were stiff and did not mould to the shape of the body where they we needed.
Hot wax baths and waxpacks were occasionally used, but with similar disadvantages.
In recent years gel packs have been promoted, but they too are inconvenient and potentially dangerous, as they must be heated in boiling water prior to each use and contain messy gels if accidentally broken.
Since the advent of microwave ovens, wheatbags have emerged as a safe, natural, comfortable and effective method of applying heat or cold to the body. The wheat itself has excellent insulation qualities, allowing it to absorb and retain heat or cold evenly. Enclosing the wheat in a cloth cover allows close and comfortable application of heat to the body contours, easily moulding to the area to be treated.
As a testament to their effectiveness, physiotherapists routinely use wheatbags in their practices as well as recommending them to their patients.
Unfortunately though, wheatbags traditionally, were only available in very basic square and rectangular shapes.
It soon became evident that these too had their limitations. Most notable was the problem of trying to effectively cover unusually shaped areas of the body such as the neck and shoulders –common areas for people to require heat therapy.
Several different shapes have begun to appear on the market, with the aim of addressing this problem, but without knowledge of the underlying anatomy and physiology, they too are largely ineffective and in some cases more harmful than helpful. Take for example the long rectangular shape which wraps around the neck. Invariably, the majority of the wheat falls forward, pulling on the back of the neck.