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  • Elastic band push-up as effective as bench press exercise

    June 17, 2014

    If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our email updates for new blog posts. Thanks for visiting!In strength training, the bench press exercise is a standard part of anyone’s resistance training program, and is often used to assess upper body strength as well. The bench press (also known as the chest press) […]

  • Shoulder exercises improve scapular function

    June 12, 2014

    Throwback Thursday! Strengthening of the posterior scapular stabilizers combined with stretching of the pectoral muscles may improve posture, increase shoulder & scapular strength, and may improve scapulohumeral rhythm. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of commonly-used shoulder exercises (stretching and resistive exercise) on shoulder motion and resting posture in 20 subjects […]

  • Sensorimotor Training improves strength and muscular balance

    June 5, 2014

    Throwback Thursday! In 2001, German researchers published a paper comparing the effects of isolated balance training (sensorimotor training) or strength training on knee strength, as well as muscle imbalance. The researchers had 30 healthy and active subjects randomly assigned to a balance training group (n=15) or a strength training group (n=15). The subjects’ balance (single leg stance and stabiliometry) and knee […]

  • TheraBand Exercise for Shoulder Impingement

    May 29, 2014

    Throwback Thursday! In 2004, researchers published a paper to examine an exercise program in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. They specifically wanted to identify changes that might occur in scapular kinematics,  physical impairments, and functional limitations. 39 patients with shoulder impingement completed a 6-week exercise program  that included once a week physical therapy visits and a […]

  • Performance Health Announces 2014 Scientific Advisory Committee Appointments

    May 26, 2014

    The eighteen individuals appointed to Performance Health’s 2014 Academy’s 2014 Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) represent five countries and expertise in physical therapy, chiropractic, exercise science, athletic training and massage therapy, and exemplify diversity in disciplines and cultures. The SAC meets once a year at its annual TRAC meeting to present research and findings on TheraBand, […]

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