The physical therapy market is our longest and most successful market place.Â I can remember back in the late â€œ70â€™sâ€Â we were actually asked to never exhibit at this convention again.Â The Total Gym was perceived as aÂ gimmick and not a serious piece of physical rehabilitation equipment.
However over the years the market started to change and in the early to mid â€œ80â€™sâ€ there was a paradigm shift away from single joint â€œIso Kinetic” machines to a more functional approach and a total body observation.Â With this shift Total Gym became the most versatile , functional, body weight equipment and can now be found in over 10,000 physical therapy locations in the USA alone.
I have always appreciated the trueÂ interest that physical therapists have in helping their patients to get back to normal function in their lifestyle. And I was excited once again to attend and visit with all the customers and friends we have meet over the last 35 years, Â as well as the next generation of upcoming physical therapists.
It was great seeing you all in San Diego!
Yours in good health,