Oak Pulse by Oska Wellness
Relief from the aches and pains of any sport can be an elusive endeavor, but a unique, portable option for an old therapy has made inroads this year into the golf community and had a number of endorsements from the leading advocates of health and wellness.
The Oska Pulse by Oska Wellness utilizes a 60-year old technology called Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) and combines this into a very handy, hands free—and travel friendly—device that can deliver this pain reducing and cell regenerating therapy at a consumer-friendly size and cost.
In the past, PEMF technology was only available through large organizations like NASA and sports organizations like the NFL— and then only by being hooked-up to large machines to regenerate muscles and bones. But Oska Wellness has been able to fit this technology into a small, hand-sized device that you can strap to just about any part of the body easily with the adjustable velcro wrap that it comes with.
Ease of use is another outstanding feature, since you just recharge it with a USB cord connected to your computer for many hours of use. The Oska Pulse is much different than a TENS unit or other therapy device in that it doesn’t need to be touching your skin, you don’t feel any pulsing or tingling and can be used walking, sitting or lying down. After continued use you can feel the increased blood flow to inflamed areas, which reduces the pain. It delivers optimized PEMF at frequencies that promote capillary dilation, muscle ease, and pain reduction, and can help dilate blood vessels, which may reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and release the body’s natural endorphins. Oska Pulse helps break the cycle of inflammation and pain by activating a cell-specific negative feedback loop that promotes joint and muscle recovery.
Since its introduction early this year, the Oska Pulse has garnered several medical industry awards, and the endorsement of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), which has one of the largest collection of golf-specific health, fitness and swing advice on the internet.
“We’re excited to be working with MyTPI, sharing our mission for new ways to provide non-invasive, drug free pain management solutions,” said Greg Houlgate, CEO of Oska Wellness. “We’ve heard from many golfers who have had to cut back on playing due to pain. But thanks to the use of Oska Pulse, golfers can play one more round, pain free. Oska Pulse is a smart, safe, easy-touse, wearable health technology product designed to help reduce muscle stiffness, temporarily relieve minor pain, and increase mobility for people who have acute or chronic pain.”
During the PGA Merchandise Show in January, the Oska Pulse was named “best in show” by several leading golf publications.
“I’ve used Oska Pulse and got great results with mobility and pain relief from this device,” said David Phillips, co-founder of TPI. “Our partnership with Oska Wellness will allow us be able to promote Oska Pulse to our leadership team, our affiliates, and our athletes. I’m a total believer in this product and I look forward to recommending it to our community.”
Phillips also noted that there are several ways to use the device. “After a round of golf, if you feel lower back pain or perhaps you have some wrist tendonitis,” he said. “Or prior to play, if you feel a little tightness in the morning. Use Oska Pulse on your way to the course.”
For more information on the Oska Pulse: visit the company website at www.oskawellness.com
Sometimes simplicity works the best. And like most golfers, Mark Remington of Seattle, Washington, figured that was the best approach to the age-old problem of what to do with several clubs that you bring from your power cart to the green or if you are practicing and just need two or three clubs on the range or the practice green.
Most players, when they have several clubs in hand, end-up laying them on the (many times damp) grass or on a towel, but Remington has come up with a very handy product called the Sidekick Caddy Golf Club Stand that threatens to become the 15th club for many players.
The Sidekick Caddy is just what it says, a portable, lightweight metal stand that easily pushes into the ground whether you are in the middle of the fairway on one of those cart path only holes, greenside getting ready to chip or hit out of the bunker, or just on
the driving range or practice green with a few clubs tuning up the game. Basically, this device is that third-hand that will hold your clubs, high and dry, at arms-length without having to bend down before and after using each club.
This feather-light stand foot-pushes easily into the ground and provides an instant holder for those extra clubs, even a cigar (it is said to accommodate 95% of the cigars on the market) and comes in handy as a holder for your putter cover when on the green with the loop at the top of the Sidekick Caddy. It has also been designed to fit snugly on a golf bag or cart strap and works well when traveling since it goes in the bag and takes up little room.
Besides keeping your clubs dry and clean, the fact that you can save over 66% of the bending down during an average round of golf, and the clubs standing up are a better visual reminder that you came to the green with more than one club, make for some compelling reasons for the Sidekick Caddy. It can be used with one hand, has no moving parts and blends in nicely with any golf bag.
The product is crafted from high grade materials with a protective powder coating for years of service, has a padded club rest and foot kick, and an ergonomically designed loop that slips over the rim of a golf bag.
Made in America, the Sidekick Caddy comes in five vibrant colors to match any bag or cart.
More information is available at: www.sidekickcaddy.com
Leave it to some enterprising young college guys to come up with one of the season’s coolest gift ideas. Let’s face it, guys love to get gifts from their friends—especially those that play golf—and now there is a company that produces unique gift and delivers custom baskets tailored to what guys like—especially those that enjoy their time on the links.
The BroBasket golf gift concept was first hatched by guys in an MBA program at California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo as a class project, and has blossomed into a thriving business that caters to gifts that can be customized by theme and the individual tastes of the recipient.
That’s why TheBroBasket lets you decide what you want to put in your basket; whether it’s Pellegrino sparkling water, or their favorite beer, wine or spirits. Baskets can be filled out with golf balls, towels, tees, divot tools, whiskey glasses, cigars, snacks--just about anything else you can think of for that guy golfer. Baskets can be customized for any occasion as well.
The web site is very helpful in first selecting a theme, and then customizing it around an individual’s taste with an array of items. Corporate gifts are also on the menu at BroBasket for executives and include a selection of custom or pre-packed baskets and executive gifts.
In Southern California, the company offers same-day delivery and in other parts of the country overnight and three to five dayground deliveries are available. The company even offers the ability to select and purchase a gift weeks or months in advance and pick a future delivery date.
For more details on The BroBasket, visit: www.TheBroBasket.com