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  • Biofreeze beats ice again!

    June 25, 2012

    If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our email updates for new blog posts. Thanks for visiting!Recreational athletes often suffer from delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which is defined as muscle pain that begins 1 to 2 days after unaccustomed exercise or exercise involving eccentric (negative) muscle contractions. Muscle pain can also […]

  • Thera-Band exercise program can reduce the need for shoulder impingement surgery

    June 20, 2012

    Several researchers have suggested that therapeutic exercise with Thera-Band elastic bands and tubing combined with manual therapy is as effective as surgery for patients with subacromial shoulder impingement (Haar et al 2005, Brox et al. 1993). While therapeutic exercise has been shown effective, few studies have compared specific exercise strategies. Swedish researchers recently published a […]

  • “Back to School” for Hip Patients using Thera-Band elastic resistance

    June 18, 2012

    Patients with hip osteoarthritis often have pain and decreased function. In addition, hip patients often exhibit muscle weakness, which often remains even after hip replacement surgery. In Germany, a group exercise program called “Hip School” has been using Thera-Band elastic bands and Stability Trainers for several years in patients with hip osteoarthritis and hip replacement. […]

  • New Academy Faculty in Brazil

    June 1, 2012

    The Academy is pleased to introduce the newest international faculty member of the Thera-Band Academy, Rosana Lessa PT. Rosana is a physical therapist in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Rosana recently completed her training with Dr. Phil Page, Director of Thera-Band Academy. She was accompanied by Marcelo Reis, director of Chantal Orthopedic Products, the authorized Thera-Band distributor […]

  • Thera-Band exercises help improve shoulder muscle balance in tennis players

    May 31, 2012

    NOTE: Occasionally, I’ll come across an article from a few years ago (pre-blog era) that’s “blog-worthy”…here’s another! An imbalance in shoulder muscle strength is thought to be an injury risk factor for overhead athletes (Wang 2001). The overhead throwing motion is characterized by a concentric contraction of the internally rotating muscles during acceleration and eccentric contraction of […]

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