About the Author: Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary


Hi there, my name is Kevin Cleary. I was born in Westchester County in 1966 on December 3. I lived there until 1973 when my family moved. I graduated from high school in 1984 and then attended college in New Jersey, where I graduated with a marketing degree in 1988. Upon graduating, I worked with Enterprise Rent a Car doing sales for two years after which I joined the New York Telephone Company as a field technician. Growing up and through adulthood I was very active in many different sports including football, soccer, softball, and ice hockey amongst others. In 1995 I married my long time girlfriend Robin and in 1996 we moved to Connecticut. In 2000 we welcomed a son into the world. He has grown up to be a great kid!! In April 2006 I was injured jumping on a trampoline with my son and injured my neck to the point where I am a quadriplegic. Things changed rather rapidly after that and I was forced to learn things about the medical product field that I would otherwise not have known. After several years of therapy I have been able to determine which medical accessories are effective for my condition such as wheelchairs, standing frames, neuromuscular stimulators, as well as other rehab/therapy items. I have worked with doctors, therapists, and other patients to determine what will be right for me. While working with my therapists, we sometimes would design something while thinking outside of the box to make something work. Some of this work that I have done have been utilized for patients other than me. This hands-on insight has helped me with research that I have done for HPFY. Although my condition limits me, I try to get out as often as I can. I enjoy sampling cuisines from different countries not to mention a good glass of single malt scotch!! I try to keep up with the sports that I used to follow even though I can’t participate in them. I still enjoy listening to music from around the world and a good comedy always makes me laugh. I like to think that I am technologically competent, since my job with the phone company was technically based (working with multiplexers, digital systems, and computers).

Kevin Cleary's Articles

Get Back in the Game: Treating Your Sports Injuries

Posted on Dec 31, 2013 by Kevin Cleary

Almost everyone enjoys athletics, but participating can lead to injuries. Whether playing tennis or battling on the gridiron playing football, our bodies can pay the penalty. Injuries are a part of sports and can interfere with our everyday lives. Bruises and pulled muscles are commonplace when we push our bodies in competition.

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Posted in Hot/Cold Therapy

Rehabilitation After Knee Replacement Surgery

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

Thousands of Americans every year are faced with the prospect of knee replacement surgery. This surgery requires a surgeon to replace some or the entire knee with artificial components.

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Posted in CPM Cardio Equipment

How Do I Choose Proper Rehab Equipment?

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

After an injury, surgery, or for overall good health choosing the proper equipment is an important step for rehab or exercise. Each injury or activity has a specific need to target a specific muscle or group of muscles. By using the proper equipment, we can rehab safer and more effective than without.

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Posted in Fitness

Recovering From a Cervical Injury

Posted on Dec 06, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

While we have all probably suffered from a stiff neck from time to time, identifying the characteristics of a cervical injury can help expedite the healing process. In order to properly diagnose a cervical injury we have to understand what one is.

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Posted in Cervical Orthopedic

Peroneal Tendinopathy: Treatment and Prevention

Posted on May 28, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Often when we overdo things it results in physical pain and peroneal tendinopathy is no different. Often this injury is called peroneal tendinitis since it involves pain in the outer part of the lower extremities.

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Posted in Fitness

Top Products for People with One Hand

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 by Kevin Cleary

Everyday life can be difficult for an able-bodied person, now imagine trying to traverse life with the use of only one hand. Yeah, seems difficult doesn’t it? Things we take for granted in our everyday lives are exponentially more difficult if we only have one hand. Fortunately there are and Rehab Store is here to help you navigate this seemingly confusing landscape.

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Posted in One Handed