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  • Thera-Band exercise and massage both effective at reducing muscle soreness

    July 23, 2013

    If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our email updates for new blog posts. Thanks for visiting!Delayed onset muscle soreness, otherwise known as DOMS, is commonly experienced after novel and unaccustomed exercises, particularly after performing eccentric contractions. Both untrained individuals and trained athletes can experience DOMS, which often peaks 48 hours after […]

  • Which passive exercises are best for post-op rotator cuff patients?

    July 22, 2013

    It’s important for therapists to know the level of muscle activation during postoperative shoulder exercises. While most strengthening exercises are chosen based on higher levels of muscle activity measured by EMG, therapists may need to choose an exercise that produces lower levels of EMG activity. Postoperative shoulder patients, particularly those undergoing rotator cuff repair, often […]

  • Memorial University Leading Myofascial Rolling Research with Thera-Band Products

    July 17, 2013

    David Behm PhD, and Duane Button PhD, both with Memorial University in Newfoundland Canada, are the leading researchers in myofascial rolling. Their experiments were the first to quantify improvements in range of motion from myofascial rolling. I’ve written about their research in 2 previous blog posts: Roller Massager increases flexibility in seconds without impairing performance Can […]

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

    July 9, 2013

    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 the Czech Republic who trained with Dr. Vladimir Janda. The DNS approach is commonly used in the treatment of […]

  • 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 […]

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