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Category Archives: Supported Researchers

December 15, 2010

Thera-Band exercise protocol for chronic neck pain improves quality of life

December 15, 2010

Dr. Jari Ylinen of Finland has published several studies using Thera-Band resistance bands for chronic neck pain, including articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Females with chronic neck pain have shown significant decreases in pain and significant increases in neck strength up to 2 years after his program. The exercises include dynamic-isometric […]

Case Study: Thera-Band® prehabilitation for total knee replacement effective

November 2, 2010

Thera-Band® exercises for knee osteoarthritis using have been shown in several studies to reduce pain and increase strength and function (Thomas et al. 2002, Topp et al. 2002). Dr. Robert Topp and his colleagues at the University of Louisville have been investigating the role of exercise in knee arthritis patients for several years. Most recently, […]

First Step to Active Health Program Successful for Occupational Therapy Patients

October 15, 2010

“Occupational therapists are in a great position to promote physical activity as they treat their older adult patients,” said Pamela Toto, OT, PhD(c). She completed a study using the Thera-Band® First Step to Active Health® on a group of older adults living in a low-income high rise building. 19 occupational therapy patients participated in the […]

More evidence that “prehab” works for total knee replacements

October 13, 2010

Total knee replacement is becoming more common for treating advanced knee osteoarthritis. Dr. Robert Topp and his colleagues at the University of Louisville continue to research the effects of “prehabilitation” by providing exercises before total knee replacement surgery. He presented his current results at the 2010 Thera-Band Research Advisory Committee (TRAC) meeting. “Pre-operative exercises for […]

Thera-Band Exercise Station helps Older Adults Improve Functional Fitness

October 11, 2010

It’s well-known that exercise is important for older adults to maintain health and function. Many studies have shown that Thera-Band® resistance is effective at improving strength and function in older adults. Dr. Michael Rogers, Chair and Professor at Wichita State University’s Department of Human Performance Studies, collaborated with researchers at Nagoya City University in Japan. […]

EMG evidence helps support evidence-based practice with Thera-Band

October 7, 2010

Electromyography (EMG) is a helpful tool for clinicians to decide which exercise would be best for their patients rehabilitation. Many studies have investigated the muscle activation levels of elastic resistance, including Thera-Band® resistance bands. Dr. Todd Ellenbecker of Physiotherapy Associates in Scottsdale, Arizona, investigated the EMG levels of 2 Thera-Band exercises he uses in his […]

Researchers learn more about how Biofreeze works

October 7, 2010

University of Louisville researchers continue to explore the mechanisms behind pain relief provided by Biofreeze® Topical Analgesic. At the 2010 Thera-Band Research Advisory Committee (TRAC) Meeting, Dr. Robert Topp presented the findings from his latest investigations to understand Biofreeze’s mechanism of action. Previous TRAC research from Dr. Topp and his colleagues (recently published in the […]

Biofreeze blood flow reduction study published in Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine

September 24, 2010

Biofreeze® topical analgesic has been shown to provide pain relief in numerous patients, including those with back and neck pain. For almost 20 years, patients and clinicians have relied on its “cryotherapy” effects to manage the pain of arthritis, sprains and strains. Cryotherapy with ice is known to quickly decrease blood flow and is often […]

New Article in NAJSPT on Tyler Twist

September 16, 2010

I’m proud to announce that the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy has just published my review paper on the “Tyler Twist” outcome study. The Tyler et al. study was just published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Download my review article here (requires free registration to the Academy). The article not […]

Two Studies Validate the Effectiveness of Novel Tennis Elbow Exercise Using Thera-Band® FlexBar®

September 8, 2010

Akron, Ohio – September 8, 2010 – A simple and novel exercise using the Thera-Band® FlexBar® has been found to be effective at reducing the pain associated with chronic lateral epicondylitis — a.k.a. tennis elbow.  Two recent studies support the effectiveness of this inexpensive treatment. The first study, published in the September 2010 issue of […]

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