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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Low vision doesn’t have to put the kibosh on your independence or keep you from doing the things you love.  Imagine how your life might change with vision aids specially designed to talk you through, brighten up, magnify or navigate your way through the day.  This tour through our Shop By Condition: Blindness/Low Vision category offers hundreds of daily living products to make life easier for individuals at any level of vision impairment.

Vision Aids


Deluxe Floorstand Lamp Around the House  – Lamps and bulbs to help you see more of what you need to see more of.  How about a motorized duster so you don’t miss a spot when you’re dusting!


3M Professional Anti-Glare Filter Around the Office – Computer screen glare filters, large print keyboards, lamps and talking calculators for your office.


Tek Pal - Large Button TV Remote Control Big Button Vision Aids – Universal big button remote controls and large button phones let you push the right buttons. . . you big button pusher you.


Reizen Atomic Talking Sports Watch Talking Vision Aids – Talking clocks, wrist watches, timers, organizers, translaters, calculators, thermometers and blood pressure monitors tell you what is on the screen.  Now, if I could just get my dog to talk.


Blind Folding Cane Canes – Choose from several variations of folding and non-folding canes for the blind and visually impaired.


Pocket Braille Leather Note Book Braille Products – Braille pocket notebooks, labeler, labeling tape, watches, organizer, medication holders and phones.


Playing Card Holders - Clear Plastic for greater visibility - Includes 1 Deck of Cards Leisure Vision Aids – Don’t give up on that needlepoint just yet.  Low vision lighting aids and products allow you to keep enjoying your hobbies, reading, crafts and other leisure activities even when your sight is compromised.


Lighted Magnifying Hobby Lamp Magnifiers – Magnifying lamps and hand held magnifiers to help you see maps, phone books, reading material, needlework, craft projects and that darned small print on cans and bottles. 


7-Day Pill Organizer with LCD Alarm Clock Reminder Medication Aids – Reminders, organizers and magnifiers to help you take the right medication at the right time. 


Vision Products by Brand

Shop all Reizen

Shop all DayLight Lighting

Shop all Royal Watches

Shop all Cocoons Sunglasses

Shop all Harris Communications Phones

20/20 Pen BONUS PRODUCT:  These bold 20/20 Pens are extremely popular and very affordable.  The dark pen contrasts nicely with the paper and won’t bleed through.  Pick up a dozen today!

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We are tough on our knees.   Knee surgeries, knee replacements, sports injuries – I hear about them every day.  No wonder we sell so many knee braces, supports, wraps, straps and bands.  And they do more than just support your knee.  These products are designed to give relief – blissfully immediate relief in most cases –  from pre- knee surgery inflammation, everyday osteoarthritis, knee pain during sports or post-surgery swelling.

Of the 125+ orthopedic knee pain or knee injury products on the Allegro Medical website, the products below are our best selling.

Top 10 Most Popular Knee Supports


GenuTrain Knee Brace GenuTrain Knee Brace– Anatomically knitted patella stabilizer fits precisely on any leg.  Comfortable, lightweight and washable.  Relieves knee pain and swelling during sports or everyday activities. Bauerfeind’s most popular knee support.

Kneed-It - Therapeutic Knee GuardKneed-It Therapeutic Knee Guard – Targets the cause of knee pain associated with Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSIs).  Absorbs shock and supports the patellar tendon.  One size fits most.  Great for workouts.

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 Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee StrapCho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap – Newly patented design provides an extra dimension of relief for painful and weakened knees.  Applies pressure below (patellar tendon) and above the knee cap while allowing for full mobility.

Shop all Cho-Pat

Kneed-It XM - Magnetic Therapeutic Knee Band Kneed-It XM – Magnetic Therapeutic Knee Band – Just like the original Kneed-It, this knee band is designed to alleviate knee pain, prevent knee injuries and reduce knee surgeries.  The XM model uses magnetic therapy as well, which is reported to aid in the stimulation of blood flow to enhance natural healing.

Universal Knee Immobilizer Universal Knee Immobilizer – If it is full knee immobilization that you’re after, this is your knee brace.  Designed for a customized fit.

Elastic Knee Support Elastic Knee Support – Economical, effective joint control for weak or injured knees.  Aids stiff, swollen and painful knees.  Great for sports or everyday activities.

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Cho-Pat Patellar Kneecap Stabilizer Cho-Pat Patellar Kneecap Stabilizer – Improves patella tracking, resulting in less degeneration, inflammation and pain.  Applies constant pressure to the joint, plus supports the kneecap to reduce subluxation and degeneration.  Recommended for hyper-mobile kneecaps. The Original Cho-Pat Knee Strap is recommended for kneecap pain.

Adjustable Knee Brace with Lateral Supports Adjustable Knee Brace with Lateral Supports – A lighweight brace with built-in patella stabilizer and durable plastic stays for exceptional stability.  Velcro straps allow for customized compression above and below the knee.  Excellent support without sacrificing mobility.

See all Captain Sports

Standard Neoprene Knee Support Standard Neoprene Knee Support – Slip on design and full range of motion.  Ideal for sports, work or home.  Features an open patella and tapered back to provide comfort.  Dual compression, flexible metal spiral stays and removable buttress pad offer support, stability and adjustability.

X-back Knee Brace X-Back Knee Brace – Relieves knee pain due to joint injury or muscle weakness.  Provides gentle support and compression over the knee.  8″ knitted elastic with an anti-roll design and lateral stays.

Shop all Banyan Health Care

Let us know if you need help finding something!  And thanks for being an Allegro customer.  We appreciate your business.

Is your knee bothering you?  How about your thumb?  Perhaps you are having difficulties with your head . . . or maybe you want to know what your heart is doing.  Whatever the case we may have something to fix it, lift it, bandage it, monitor it or save it.

Shop by Body Part is one of the many ways to find products at AllegroMedical.com along with Shop by Category, Shop by Brand, Shop by Condition and Shop by Stores.   And of course, everyone’s favorite, the search box.

Try shopping by body part.  It’s fun! 

Shop by All Body Parts






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Here’s to making all your body parts happy and uplifted!  And as always, we appreciate your business.

Back-to-School is hectic and stressful for parents and kids alike. If you can identify with any of the 6 situations below, I guarantee you that these solutions will reduce your stress and make your kids’ lives a little easier too.

Don’t Jack the Back, Mac

What kid wants to walk around with a messed up spine when they’re 10 years old? As a parent, you’ll have one less thing to worry about if you get them an Airpack Ergonomic Back-Saving Backpack.  They’re cool, trendy, ergonomic AND healthy. Plus they have compartments, zippers, hidey holes, bells and whistles galore.


Airpacks backpacks patented design redistributes weight from the shoulders to the hips and lower back, thereby lightening the effective weight of the pack by 50%. Stress on the body is reduced by a whopping 80% because the design promotes a more upright standing position. Airpacks come in small, medium and large and are sized to fit by height (or torso length). Great for students of all ages.

Shop all Orthopedic Backpacks

Shop all Wheelchair Backpacks

Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock w/ Bed Shaker

Stop Missin’ the Bus, Gus

Having a hard time waking them up? Fear not. Get ‘em out of bed with a Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker!  There’s even a Sonic Boom Sweetheart Alarm Clock to wake up your sleeping beauty.  And boys who love skulls will love being shaken awake by their Skull Alarm Clock with Bone Crusher Bed Vibrator.

You can set these clocks to do all kinds of things – loud or not so much. I have the Portable Vibrating Travel Alarm that gently vibrates my pillow so I wake up feeling calm.  No noise – but I could add noise if I wanted. There’s something up for everyone. Go for the Sonic Bomb, Soccer Mom!

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Shop all Alarm Clocks


DRI Sleeper Alarm System

Quit Wettin’ the Bed, Fred

The start of a new school year is stressful for everyone, but even more so for families with bed wetters. Besides the lack of sleep and overall frustration you’re ALL feeling, your child is also likely dealing with significant emotional and social issues associated with bed wetting.

If you are tired of the stress (and mess), try a bedwetting alarm as a training tool. 

Bed wetting alarms detect moisture and awaken the child when just a drop or two of urine hits the sensor pad.  They are worn in the child’s undergarments.  Check out the unisex DRI Sleeper Alarm System.  There is also a Nite Train’r for Males and a Nite Train’r for Females.

Crissy, an Allegro customer from Fullerton, CA says, “Our six year old son never had dry nights, even as a preschooler. He is a very sound sleeper, but after two nights he began waking up to the alarm…he has had three dry nights during the third week of use.”

Don’t wait until you’re at the end of your rope. Hopefully a bedwetting alarm will quickly let you remove bedwetting from the list of stressors in the morning rush to school.

Shop all bedwetting products


Pediasure - Nutritional Drink - 8 oz Ready-to-Drink Bottles

No more Starvin’, Marvin

It’s no secret that kids don’t always eat right. At least when they are home, you can do a better job of monitoring it. Once they’re off to school it’s anyone’s bet. If you know, or suspect, or have been told that little Suzy is not getting enough calories, there is a simple answer. Supplement their meals with balanced shakes, juice drinks or puddings. We have a complete selection of Child Nutrition products – our most popular being Pediasure, Boost Kid Essentials, and Boost Pudding.

These products cover picky eaters, skinny kids, special needs, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, reduced appetite, super-active, low-weight, chronic illnesses, short-term illnesses, malnutrition – pretty much everything. There’s no reason for you to worry about Junior getting enough to eat.  Kids love this stuff.

Jensen Emergency Kit

Be Ready, Mama Betty

School time means toting kids around. Sometimes toting other people’s kids around. Even if you’re not driving with kids, we all need to pay attention to this. Are you prepared for an emergency? Here is a checklist of things you need in your car in case you’re stranded or in an accident:

  • Emergency First Aid Auto Kit
  • Handybar 3 in 1 Car Aid
  • Jensen Emergency Kit
  • Emergency Rescue Blanket
  • Jug of water
  • A list of emergency phone numbers
  • Energy Bars
  • Cold Weather Mask
  • Shop all Emergency Preparation

    Don’t dilly dally. Order them now. It’s easy. And when you need a rescue blanket or a side window breaker, you’ll be glad to have it.  It could save your life or your child’s life.

    IsaGel No-rinse Instant Hand Sanitizing Gel

    Don’t Sneeze Up the Goo, Sue

    Make sure you have plenty of hand sanitizers to squirt on those little germy fingers, and surface disinfectants for your counters, bannisters, keyboards, etc. 

    Shop all Cold/Flu Season

    Shop all OTC Cold & Allergy Remedies

    Have a safe and happy school season.  And thanks for being an Allegro Medical customer. We appreciate your business.