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  • Elastic resistance training supports white blood cell counts in cancer patients

    April 16, 2014

    Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy often have reduced red and white blood cell counts due to bone marrow suppression. Both red and white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow before being released into the blood through a process called hematopoiesis. Decreases in red blood cells can lead to increased fatigue, while decreases in white […]

  • Warm-up with TheraBand Roller Massager improves flexibility and muscle performance

    April 3, 2014

    Static stretching is often performed as part of a warm-up prior to exercise or sports. While static stretching can increase flexibility and range of motion, it’s also associated with an immediate decrease in muscle performance. Myofascial rolling has recently increased in popularity as part of both warm-up and recovery to improve range of motion and […]

  • TheraBand Roller Massager reduces delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

    March 31, 2014

    Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is common after strenuous or unaccustomed exercise. Muscle soreness appears about 24 to 48 hours after the activity, and sometimes takes a few additional days to subside. DOMS is thought to result from inflammation occurring after strenuous exercise that damages connective tissue in muscle. DOMS causes muscle soreness, reduced range […]

  • TheraBand exercise combined with whole-body vibration beneficial for diabetes patients

    March 27, 2014

    Type 2 diabetes is often acquired as we age and become more sedentary. It’s typically accompanied by a shift in body composition toward higher body fat and a decreased ability to produce glucose in the muscle. Exercise is often recommended for Type 2 diabetics as a first-line of treatment. While aerobic exercise is important for […]

  • Home-based exercise after hip fracture rehab improves function and mobility in older adults

    February 26, 2014

    A quarter million (250,000) Americans break their hip each year, and only half of those individuals remain independent at 2 years after their fracture. While physical therapy is standard after hip fracture, it may not be enough. A 2004 study found that additional outpatient physical therapy after standard hip fracture rehabilitation is beneficial, but may […]

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