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  • TRAC 2013: Scientific Advisory Board Presents Research

    August 23, 2013

    Performance Health held its 15th annual Scientific Advisory Committee meeting (known as “TRAC”) in Moscow, Russia. Seventeen researchers and clinicians from 6 countries presented their research on Thera-Band® and Biofreeze® products. “Our Scientific Advisory Committee brings the latest research to us that helps clinicians make evidence-led decisions, which ultimately benefits patients and clients,” said Dr. Phil […]

  • Performance Health Partners with Cramer Products for Top Brands in Athletic Training

    August 8, 2013

    August 8, 2013. Performance Health, manufacturer and marketer of Thera-Band®, Biofreeze®, Perform® and Hygenic® branded products, announced a merger with Cramer Products, Inc. today. Cramer Products portfolio includes all branded products from Cramer®, Active Ankle®, Stromgren® and Cosom® and is widely viewed as the best and longest-established company supporting the athletic training (AT), sports medicine […]

  • Thera-Band group exercise program improves fitness among older adults

    July 31, 2013

    Many studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of Thera-Band® exercise programs in older adults including significant improvements in “functional fitness” including strength, balance, mobility, and gait speed. Researchers in Japan, led by Dr. Nobuo Takeshima have been evaluating the effects of “well-rounded exercise programs” using Thera-Band elastic bands and Stability Trainers in older adults for many […]

  • Eccentric Thera-Band exercise combined with massage more effective at improving flexibility

    July 29, 2013

    Massage is often used to reduce muscle tension and improve mobility. While stretching is accepted as the method to increase muscle length and flexibility, it stands to reason that a reduction in muscular tension after massage would also result in improvements in flexibility. Some research has shown massage techniques to be effective in improving hamstring […]

  • Is elastic resistance suitable for high-intensity resistance training?

    July 26, 2013

    Despite its popularity in rehabilitation and fitness, some believe elastic resistance exercise can’t provide the high-intensity resistance that free weights offer. This may be because elastic resistance is mostly used for physical therapy, rather than body-building. While this may be true using single bands or tubing, several researchers have used combinations of elastic resistance in […]

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