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  • Thera-Band exercises as part of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Program

    July 9, 2013

    If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our email updates for new blog posts. Thanks for visiting!Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS) is a relatively new therapeutic exercise progression based on developmental sequencing. The approach is gaining in popularity in rehabilitation and sports performance. DNS was developed by Dr. Pavel Kolar, a physiotherapist in […]

  • FlexBar exercises for elbow pain featured in Sports Health journal

    July 3, 2013

    Elbow pain is often related to injury of the tendons, occurring frequently in overhead athletes. Sports Physical Therapist and Director of Sports Medicine for the ATP World Tour, Todd Ellenbecker DPT recently published an article, “Current Concepts in Examination and Treatment of Elbow Tendon Injury.” In the journal, Sports Health. Dr. Ellenbecker and his colleagues […]

  • Roller Massager increases flexibility in seconds without impairing performance

    June 24, 2013

    Myofascial rolling has become popular lately because of its purported benefits in recovery after exercise.  Rolling techniques using a foam roller or massage stick have also been recommended as part of a warm-up for sport activities. Interestingly, there is very little research on the effectiveness of these techniques. The first study to demonstrate the efficacy […]

  • 2013 European Thera-Band “Train The Trainer” Successful

    June 17, 2013

    Thera-Band Academy recently held it’s 7th “Train the Trainer” meeting for European exercise and rehabilitation professionals in Bad Soden, Germany on June 7-8, 2013. The Academy hosted 50 physical therapists and sports trainers working with Thera-Band distributors from 28 European countries.  36 new instructors were welcomed to the Academy, who are authorized to provide Thera-Band […]

  • Biofreeze as effective as electrical stimulation at reducing low back pain

    June 13, 2013

    Biofreeze® topical analgesic is thought to decrease pain through the gate control mechanism. The gate control theory suggests that specific nerve stimulation over-rides painful nerve signals to the brain, thus reducing the perception of pain. As a counterirritant, Biofreeze is thought to reduce pain in this manner. Another common method of pain reduction used by […]

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