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  • September 8 is World Physical Therapy Day

    September 8, 2014

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

  • 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 […]

  • How many calories are burned during elastic band exercises?

    June 24, 2014

    Everyone knows the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight. Diet and exercise remain the gold standard recommendation for those needing to lose weight. Excess calorie consumption leads to increased fat storage, particularly in sedentary individuals. A healthy diet helps limit intake calories, while exercise helps burn excess calories. Maintaining the balance between calories consumed […]

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