Global Edition

Cure for aches and pains

12.15am 30th May 2006 - Corporate

A unique new home therapy system that promises to cure golfers of all their aches and pains has received its worldwide launch.
Flexiswing aims to provide speedy and effective relief from muscle and back pain. The easy-to-use battery-powered device has been designed for golfers of all ages and standards to aid flexibility and movement when swinging a club by reducing inflammation and driving pain away naturally and Flexiswing attracted plenty of interest when it was revealed to the public for the first time at last month’s London Golf Show.
Top teaching professional Ian Howieson, senior tutor at the PGA Training Academy at The Belfry, has already experienced the benefits Flexiswing offers and believes the new machine has a major part to play in helping ailing golfers throughout the United Kingdom.
Howieson, golf professional at the Royal Automobile Club near Epsom, Surrey, said, “The Flexiswing allows golfers to move more freely and improve their swing. Many of my pupils have benefited significantly from using it and it’s also been of great use to me. I suffer from tennis elbow and have previously cured it by having regular treatment from a physiotherapist. But that costs a lot of money whereas you can do this in the comfort of your own home for a lot less money. You get immediate results with Flexiswing and the great advantage is that you can relate it to a number of different sports injuries.”
Used and recognised by physiotherapists worldwide, Flexiswing uses medically-approved electrical stimulation to go deep to the point of the inflamed area and has the added advantage of being small enough to carry around while people go about their daily lives
Michael Trompetto, managing director of the Epsom-based company TensCare Limited, which has designed and manufactured the system, said, “Flexiswing is a device that has been designed to improve a player’s flexibility and we believe it can ultimately have a big influence on golf throughout the world. It is based on the hot and cold treatment which reduces inflammation and that is what this machine does in the comfort of your own home.
“Golf is a big market. For example, people pay £300 buying a new golf club and becoming a member of a golf club is very expensive but being pain-free when you swing a club is equally as important. There is nothing as revolutionary as Flexiswing available at present and we looked at what we could do to help all golfers.”
Trompetto, a 12-handicapper and captain of the prestigious Royal Automobile Club, added, “I play a lot of golf but suffer from a very bad back. Previously when I’ve damaged my back I haven’t been able to play for between six to eight weeks. I normally get it sorted out by going to see my chiropractor but last time he wasn’t available so I tried this machine.
“I used it incessantly the first night and it certainly had an effect. It loosened me up to such an extent that I was able to play with no ill effects two days later. It was amazing.”
Unlike most home therapy systems, Flexiswing can be used almost anywhere thanks to its small size and belt clip with the average treatment time lasting between 30-45 minutes.
Units cost £199.50, including VAT, and come complete with their own rechargeable battery, mains charger, self adhesive pads and detailed instruction booklet in a black zipped case.

In related news... (GBN) is for the many thousands of people who work in the golf business all around the world.

We cover the full range of topics both on and off the course. We aim to supply essential information both quickly and accurately in a format which is easy to use. We are independent of all special interest groups.


Click here to sign up for our free twice weekly golf industry news summary

View the latest newsletter here