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

    June 13, 2013

    If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our email updates for new blog posts. Thanks for visiting!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 […]

  • What to look for at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting this week

    May 28, 2013

    Several research abstracts using Thera-Band®  and Biofreeze® products will be presented at the 60th Annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) this week in Indianapolis. Get the latest evidence to support your practice and be sure and stop by the Thera-Band/Biofreeze booth #514 to check out our new products and find out […]

  • May is Stroke Awareness Month

    May 24, 2013

    Stroke is an emergency, cutting off blood flow and oxygen to the brain. In the United States, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death, killing over 133,000 people each year, and a leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability. There are an estimated 7,000,000 stroke survivors in the U.S. over age 20. (www.stroke.org) As we come […]

  • Upper body Thera-Band exercises good for core muscle activation

    May 6, 2013

    Core exercises have become popular in both fitness training and rehabilitation. The rectus abdominus and oblique muscles of the trunk are often considered part of the ‘core’ since they provide flexion, rotation, and stabilization. While flexion and rotation movements are easily created with traditional abdominal exercises such as the curl-up and trunk rotation, stabilization exercises […]

  • Thera-Band exercise improves quality of life in knee osteoarthritis patients

    April 22, 2013

    Strengthening exercises are commonly prescribed for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Poor quadriceps strength is a risk factor for developing knee osteoarthritis. Researchers have shown that Thera-Band® resistance exercises can decrease pain and increase function in knee osteoarthritis patients (Brosky et al. 2012). Recently, researchers compared the effectiveness of resistance exercises to balance training activities, and […]

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