How the Right Physical Therapy Space Aids Veteran Recovery

The United States Veteran Affairs hospital is responsible for rehabilitating and caring for this country’s millions of noble veterans. Part of this treatment includes personalized physical therapy regiments that can be a life-changing aid to help veterans regain their confidence in mobility. This Veteran’s Day, We Sell Mats is proud to recognize our Veterans’ brave contributions to our country as well as the people and facilities that treat them.

The Scope of U.S. Veteran Affairs

Currently, there are 152 VA medical centers, a system that serves veterans and their families free of charge with a condition sustained while serving. The VA system also includes more than 800 outpatient clinics and employs around 3,500 physical therapists with the help of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Facilities under the umbrella of the VA system offer specialized physical therapy treatment capable of assisting veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mild Traumatic Brain Disorder and physical injuries. In 2016 alone, the VA system treated more than 720,000 patients.

The Road to Recovery

For many patients, physical therapy is indispensable for recovery. Physical therapy for veterans is mostly centered around increasing mobility while reducing pain and is even known to potentially circumvent surgery in the case of a debilitating injury. Not only does physical therapy aid physical healing, but it is also attributed to mental healing. Physical therapy allows veterans to regain confidence in mobility that is known to be lost in the case of injury, ultimately returning their independence.

Veteran Physical Therapy Facilities

When treating such distinguished patients like United States’ veterans, it is important to make sure the space they are treated in is up to par. An ideal workspace for VA physical therapists may include fitness and gymnastics equipment, including extra padded surfaces, or anything that is necessary to design a therapy regimen that treats a specific veteran’s debilitations.

We Sell Mats distributes a long line of products that would be right at home in a veteran physical therapy room. A VA physical therapist could make great use of our inclines and octagon tumblers to help patients regain balance, while fitness studio rubber flooring mats allow veterans to heal on a lenient surface. If physical therapists serving veterans ever need soft training equipment or padded versatile flooring, We Sell Mats is ready to help, and we are proud to recognize their work and the brave patients they serve this Veteran’s Day.

Get Holiday Trade Show Ready

Stash away the pumpkins and start shining the Christmas ornaments because the official holiday season is beginning now. If your business is featuring holiday specials, chances are you’re gearing up for upcoming trade shows. We Sell Mats knows it’s important to achieve the perfect look for your business.

According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, 81% of trade show attendees have purchasing authority for the companies they represent, meaning that if you want your business to make the most out of your upcoming trade show, it’s crucial that you get noticed. The most effective way to achieve this is by having a visually attractive booth to represent your company in the best light possible.

The Importance of a Well-Designed Booth

Trade shows can be hectic and highly competitive, and this only amplifies during the incoming holiday season. In order for prospective clientele to find what they’re looking for in the frantic trade show atmosphere, businesses rely heavily on the design of their booths.

Humans develop an opinion in one-tenth of a second and a thoughtfully designed trade show booth that encapsulates the message of your brand will determine if your company is among the trillions of business deals that take place at trade shows annually.

Eye-Catching Displays from the Ground Up

No matter the size of your space, there are plenty of fundamental ways for your trade show booth to make a lasting impression on attendees within your potential market. A booth is more than a meet-and-greet space, it’s an interactive experience for consumers to understand your brand better.

The objective? Transport attendees into (what feels like) a separate space, isolated from the chaos of the surrounding event. An easy way to make your booth stand out from the crowd is to set up a perimeter that maximizes the area of your booth with versatile flooring options that match the aesthetic of your brand.

We Sell Mats is committed to the success of your business at your next trade show and offers plenty of easily transportable, interlocking foam tiles and mats—designed with trade shows in mind. Forest Floor wood-printed mats are perfect for a sophisticated, modern look while carpet-top tiles provide an inviting, plush feel in a wide array of colors. Our versatile foam mats make setup easier and cheaper compared to bulky rolls of carpet or professionally installed wood. With our shoulder bag, up to 120 square-feet of interlocking tiles can be easily transported by one person. No matter what design trend your booth will embody this holiday season, tie it all together with our convenient flooring options that create a cohesive and eye-catching display.

Is Your Mat Obstacle Ready?

In the last 10 years, obstacle course races (or OCRs) have seen a more than 2000% increase in participation. This is most likely due to the laundry list of benefits participants gravitate towards in OCRs over a traditional 5k.

Popular obstacle course races such as the Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, and Rugged Maniac are extremely grueling events that feature tall walls to scale, heavy lifting, electric shocks, and lots of mud. To regular participants, this full-body workout along with the added danger and adrenaline makes OCRs that much more appealing than a normal foot race.

Trusted Mats to Fall Back on

Stadium Blitz, a newcomer to the OCR scene ditches the muddy terrain and harsh obstacles by taking over football stadiums all across the country with obstacles that escalate across three levels of intensity.

Sponsored by three-time Super Bowl champion, tight-end Rob Gronkowski, it seems appropriate that this event takes place in a football stadium. Stadium Blitz is at the forefront of athlete safety and part of this commitment is trusting in We Sell Mats’ standard safety fitness mats which are underneath some of the event’s most intense “Blitz” level obstacles.

The Complexities of Obstacle Course Racing

As you may expect, putting hundreds of eager athletes on a course with massive drops, barbed wire, and water of an unknown depth has caused several injuries. Most injuries are none more than a story-worthy battle scar or a gnarly bruise for those victorious to share on their social media feeds, but at least once per event, there is a big one, requiring immediate medical attention.

Thankfully, as new obstacle course racing companies grow to prominence, there are more efforts on improving safety, working to one day have it standardized.

As for the more extreme industry leaders, there are plenty of ways to make courses safe without compromising the high-stakes energy. Diamond plate patterned foam tiles provide a forgiving surface with a rugged look, and rubber flooring can provide needed grip in wet environments. Wherever the future of OCR safety leads, We Sell Mats has the products to accomplish the safety goals of any event.

Misconceptions About Foam Flooring You Shouldn’t Believe

Foam flooring and mats are commonly used in businesses, schools, gyms, and even homes. But despite their popularity, there are a lot of misconceptions regarding this type of floor surface. So today, we’re going to take a look at a few misconceptions and the truth behind them.

Foam flooring is too expensive. As far as reasonably priced flooring goes, foam floor mats are a great option. Foam flooring offers not only a low upfront cost, but it’s cost-effective — this surface is durable and can be used in creative ways to develop colorful patterns if you desire. The durability, flexibility, and low maintenance make it worth the cost.

There is only one use for foam flooring. Many people believe foam flooring is only used for fitness. And while it’s true that foam carpet tiles and mats, along with gymnastics wedges, are often used in the 180,000 fitness clubs around the world, there are several other uses. Foam interlocking floor mats are great for schools, sensory rooms, and even work settings as well.

All foam flooring is anti-fatigue. While it’s true that foam flooring does provide cushioning, foam can vary in density and durability, meaning not all foam flooring is anti-fatigue. There are a few foams that are labeled as “anti-fatigue” but generally, it’s good to choose a foam that offers some cushioning while still remaining sturdy.

It’s difficult to clean foam flooring. Cleaning and maintenance is always a concern regarding flooring. Fortunately, foam flooring, tumbling mats, and gymnastics wedges are some of the easiest surfaces to clean. Debris like dust and dirt should be swept away regularly and foam surfaces can then be cleaned with basic soap and water. It’s important to let the material completely dry before rolling it up or using it again but other than that, maintenance is a breeze.

You can’t move foam flooring around. One of the many great things about foam flooring is that it is lightweight and easy to move. This is great for places like schools, cheerleading gyms, and trade shows where the need for certain types of floor surfaces may change. It’s especially easy to move interlocking floor mats to different areas of a room or even in a building. This allows users to change the flooring to fit their different needs.

Hopefully, this article cleared up any confusion regarding foam flooring. This surface option is cost-effective, versatile, and can be a great addition to a lot of different environments.

Set Up Your Trade Show Booth on the Beach

When EVA foam mats are the foundation for your trade show booth, you’ll feel like you’re walking on the beach instead of a hard concrete exhibition hall floor. No, we haven’t lost our marbles; EVA foam is the material your flip flops are made from, so when your whole trade show booth floor is covered in it, it’s just like strolling the shoreline in your favorite footwear! Continue reading “Set Up Your Trade Show Booth on the Beach”

A New Aesthetic for Your Trade Show Booth

Transforming your trade show booth doesn’t have to cost a fortune in materials and consulting fees, especially when you start with EVA foam trade show booth floor mats. When you begin with the foundation of your booth, you’re setting the stage not only for a new look, but a new level of performance. Continue reading “A New Aesthetic for Your Trade Show Booth”

Trade Show Booth Flooring Gives You An Edge

Having an edge on the competition at the trade show just got easier with EVA foam multipurpose mats. Every little thing you can do to stand out from the crowd at the exhibition hall is in your business’ best interest, and when you start with an eye-catching, comfortable, and easy to transport flooring system, you’re one up on the rest. Continue reading “Trade Show Booth Flooring Gives You An Edge”

A Business Makeover

When you don’t have an extra mil sitting around the bank account but you want to do something to give your business a facelift, installing some Premium Carpet Topped floor mats or some faux wood grain EVA foam mats is an affordable and eye-catching option. You can install the mats yourself, so you save on installation costs, too. Continue reading “A Business Makeover”

EVA Foam Mats Are Your Milkshake

You want trade show attendees to come to your booth, and EVA foam trade show booth flooring is just the milkshake you need to bring them all. Well, that and having a great product to sell, but all we can help with is the way you display that product. With EVA foam flooring as your foundation, the rest of your booth looks a little more, well, attractive. Continue reading “EVA Foam Mats Are Your Milkshake”

Warm Up the Business with EVA Foam

With temperatures in the nose-hair freezing range in much of the country, you might consider some toasty carpet topped mats to warm your business space up a bit. The mats do actually act like a light layer of insulation, but more than that, they provide the cozy feeling of carpet without the royal pain carpeting in a business can be. Continue reading “Warm Up the Business with EVA Foam”