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  • Hand arthritis patients benefit from massage plus Biofreeze® topical analgesic

    January 23, 2014

    Massage therapy has shown promise in the relief of pain associated with osteoarthritis. Although the underlying mechanisms are unclear, moderate pressure massage has been associated with changes in pain modulating systems. Biofreeze topical analgesic has been shown effective at reducing knee osteoarthritis pain and improving functional tasks (Topp et al. 2013). Researchers at the Touch […]

  • Top TheraBand Academy Blog Posts for 2013

    January 7, 2014

    Happy New Year! It was another great year for the Academy around the world. Here are our Top 10 blog posts for 2013. I hope you enjoy them! Upper body Thera-Band exercises good for core muscle activation Quantifying torque in elastic resistance exercises (Part I) TheraBand home exercises as effective as formal therapy for rotator […]

  • Simple TheraBand exercise for neck pain patients improves muscle function and reduces pain

    November 18, 2013

    TheraBand elastic band and tubing exercises are commonly used in rehabilitation to improve muscle function and pain. Researchers in Denmark have previously shown the shoulder lateral raise exercise with TheraBand tubing for as little as 2 minutes per day can significantly decrease pain in office workers with chronic neck/shoulder pain (Andersen et al. 2011). As […]

  • Ankle muscle activation during exercises on different unstable surfaces

    October 31, 2013

    Unstable surfaces are commonly used during lower extremity rehabilitation exercises. These unstable surfaces generally increase muscle activation on a subconscious level, thus training the sensorimotor system. Many types of devices provide unstable surfaces for training, including balance boards, foam Stability Trainer pads, and air-filled Stability Disks and cushions. These devices vary in the interactions between […]

  • TheraBand home exercises as effective as formal therapy for rotator cuff tears

    October 21, 2013

    Rotator cuff tears are a frequent cause of shoulder pain. While minor tears generally heal with rehabilitation, full-thickness tears often require surgical repair. Many patients with rotator cuff tears, however, can be successfully treated with physical or occupational therapy instead of surgery. Researchers in Germany wanted to compare the effectiveness of a supervised therapy to […]

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