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  • 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 […]

  • Thera-Band Exercises as effective as machine-based exercise for soccer players

    July 25, 2013

    Groin strains are common in kicking athletes, particularly involving the hip adductor muscles. One of the biggest risk factors for groin strain is a previous groin injury; poor rehabilitation, leading to reduced hip adductor strength, may be to blame. It’s important for clinicians to know which hip adductor strengthening exercises have the highest levels of […]

  • Thera-Band exercise and massage both effective at reducing muscle soreness

    July 23, 2013

    Delayed onset muscle soreness, otherwise known as DOMS, is commonly experienced after novel and unaccustomed exercises, particularly after performing eccentric contractions. Both untrained individuals and trained athletes can experience DOMS, which often peaks 48 hours after exercise and usually subsides a few days later. There are multiple remedies proposed to alleviate DOMS, among them being […]

  • Which passive exercises are best for post-op rotator cuff patients?

    July 22, 2013

    It’s important for therapists to know the level of muscle activation during postoperative shoulder exercises. While most strengthening exercises are chosen based on higher levels of muscle activity measured by EMG, therapists may need to choose an exercise that produces lower levels of EMG activity. Postoperative shoulder patients, particularly those undergoing rotator cuff repair, often […]

  • Memorial University Leading Myofascial Rolling Research with Thera-Band Products

    July 17, 2013

    David Behm PhD, and Duane Button PhD, both with Memorial University in Newfoundland Canada, are the leading researchers in myofascial rolling. Their experiments were the first to quantify improvements in range of motion from myofascial rolling. I’ve written about their research in 2 previous blog posts: Roller Massager increases flexibility in seconds without impairing performance Can […]

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