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  • Carpal tunnel syndrome pain relieved with Biofreeze

    September 17, 2014

    If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our email updates for new blog posts. Thanks for visiting!Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition of the wrist and hand associated with repetitive movement and overuse. It affects as many as 3% of the population, and results from inflammation of the tendons and nerves […]

  • September 8 is World Physical Therapy Day

    September 8, 2014

    Today, September 8, is World Physical Therapy Day. This is a very special day for me to reflect on, and to thank my international friends and colleagues. I have spent the last 15 years of my career teaching other physical therapists around the world through TheraBand Academy. The international aspect of physical therapy has been […]

  • Proprioception and Muscular Strength: Contributions to balance and joint stability

    July 31, 2014

    Throwback Thursday! In 2000, researchers wanted to determine whether proprioception or muscular strength is the dominant factor in balance and joint stability, and defined which type of ankle rehabilitation is most effective for these purposes. 32 healthy, physically active young subjects were randomly assigned to one of 4 groups. (1) control; (2) strengthening group: TheraBand elastic resistance […]

  • A simple exercise for golfers elbow pain with the FlexBar

    July 28, 2014

    A few years ago, sports physical therapist Tim Tyler developed a revolutionary exercise for tennis elbow using the TheraBand Flexbar. Using “eccentric” resistance, patients with chronic tennis elbow significantly improved in strength and pain. His results using the “Tyler Twist” were published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and received international media attention. […]

  • TheraBand resistance offers similar metabolic benefit as machines for paraplegic exercise

    July 3, 2014

    Throwback Thursday! In 2002, researchers at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and University of Miami School of Medicine compared 2 types of resistance training on metabolic responses in paraplegic patients: Machine-based and elastic-resistance based. Persons with paraplegia must maintain cardiovascular fitness; however, they are limited to upper body exercise. Circuit resistance training appears to […]

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