Dr. Stephen Bui has made a successful career out of being a podiatric surgeon.
While the success is fulfilling, some of the greatest rewards he has achieved have come before sunrise.
On a typical morning, Bui runs with a group of friends around the rural Pennsylvania town of Waynesboro. Many of those friends encounter the all too typical challenges of foot and calf problems, traditionally associated with running on a hard surface.
Though Bui has offered some sound advice during the morning gallops that range anywhere from two to 12 miles, his running mates heed his direction not only due to his medical background but since he’s lived through foot pain as well.
At one point, Bui was one of those people hobbled by Plantar Fasciitis, a common condition that causes extreme foot pain. This condition often doesn’t lend to simple solutions, and even if it is relieved it can come back if not properly handled.
While his 18 years of podiatry experience travels with him everywhere, and it has helped him quickly overcome his foot woes, Bui is all too aware that his friends and a statistically overwhelming 80 percent of the population are still searching for pain relief.
So, Bui put his podiatry practice on hold to invent the HighHealer and start his company, Active Life Solutions.
A lightweight, portable device, the HighHealer features multiple including a 5-in-1 treatment that eliminates the challenges and frustrations of performing separate exercises.
“This project was extremely important to me. I put my blood, sweat, and tears into the invention of the HighHealer because I feel it will help people with severe foot pain,” Bui said.
Instead of attempting routine stretches and at-home therapy that could take at least 30 minutes, the HighHealer saves time and leaves out the guesswork.
Whether you are a person suffering from severe foot pain or a professional athlete looking to build strength and improve performance, the HighHealer has multiple functions to maximize results efficiently.
Soapstone was specifically selected as the semi-triangular and removable centerpiece of the HighHealer because it provides soothing relief to inflamed tissue on the foot with its ability to hold cold temperatures for at least the duration of the exercise.
Also, it could be a daunting task to achieve the correct angle for effective stretching of the calf against a wall and some people can get injured from overstretching, but the HighHealer leaves out the guesswork with pre-determined optimal angles that provide a superior stretch to the calf.
By having all the treatment modalities on one device as they work together in synchrony will save time for busy people who often face the daily challenges of balancing work, family, hobbies, and fitness into a tight schedule.
There are five key areas which the HighHealer focuses on which include: inflammation reduction, stretching of the Plantar Fascia ligament, strengthening of the smaller muscles that serve as feet stabilizers, loosening of calf tightness, and massaging of the feet. While there are a lot of products on the market that claim to solve Plantar Fasciitis, this is the only one which addresses all five core issues surrounding the illness.
The HighHealer is just one of more than two dozen products and several brands that are featured by Active Life Solutions, an e-commerce company that features fitness and recovery products.
Bui, the founder of Active Life Solutions, leads a partnership of physicians, physical therapists, chiropractors and personal trainers that thoroughly evaluate innovative products aimed at helping people to start or maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
Once a brand or product is selected, it is tested in-house by the team of professionals at Active Life Solutions. Following approval, the team at Active Life Solutions then helps the brand to have a successful launch. This concept is very similar to the one witnessed on Shark Tank.
“We have helped companies from several countries successfully launch innovative products,” Bui said. “We not only help companies launch, but we also invest in the people behind these products as well.”
Products featured by Active Life Solutions include HighRoller, HighHealer, HighBaller, HighTrainer, Swedish Posture, IAMRUNBOX, SP1KE seat cushion, and SP1KE standing mat. They recently welcomed two new additions which further boost the growth of the company and solidify its’ reputation as a resource for fitness and recovery products.
Mike Perry, a master trainer who has trained clients of all ages and abilities including athletes represented in MLS, NFL, MLB, UFC, Bellator MMA, CES MMA, has partnered with Active Life Solutions.
Perry’s ability to help product launches by properly educating and training people through exercises and stretches is a vital asset.
The newest product featured on Active Life Solutions’ website, BLACKROLL, will be one of the products that Perry expects to help market nationally with demonstrations. BLACKROLL offers people of all ages and sports levels the possibility to improve their flexibility, balance, and strength by doing simple exercises and applying self-massage. They are the optimal addition to classical treatment methods, such as physiotherapy, massage, Rolfing or osteopathy.