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

    May 31, 2012

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

  • Thera-Band Roller Massager featured for Self Myofascial Release

    May 30, 2012

    Mike Reinold PT ATC CSCS, Head Athletic Trainer of the Boston Red Sox, recently featured the Thera-Band® Roller Massager on his blog, As Mike stated, I must admit that the Thera-Band stick is my current go-to massage stick device.  I was a little skeptical at first about the ridges, thinking it was just a way […]

  • What to look for at the ACSM Annual Meeting

    May 28, 2012

    Several members of the Performance Health Scientific Advisory Committee (TRAC) will have their research presented on Thera-Band® and Biofreeze® products at the 59th annual American College of Sports Medicine meeting in San Francisco this week, May 30-June 2.  Several other studies supported by the Academy will be presented as well.   Wednesday, May 30 Thiebaud […]

  • The latest and greatest use for Thera-Band resistance bands

    May 23, 2012

    I’ve been looking for creative uses for Thera-Band resistance bands for nearly 15 years, and I love to share them with everyone around the world. There are so many creative people using the “Swiss Army Knife” of rehabilitation tools, Thera-Band. I came across this video on YouTube of a partially paralyzed dog using Thera-Band resistance […]

  • Is the Thera-Band Stretch Strap Effective?

    May 21, 2012

    Stretching exercise can help increase flexibility, but sometimes it comes with a cost of decreased muscle performance immediately afterward. Two common types of stretching are static and contract-relax, or “PNF” stretching (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation). In a recent review paper, I discussed the advantages and disadvantages of different stretching techniques: static stretching may decrease immediate muscle […]

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