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  • Foam rolling effective for both warm-up and recovery

    February 24, 2014

    If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our email updates for new blog posts. Thanks for visiting!Myofascial foam rolling has become a popular tool as part of both warm-up and cool down prior to activity. Despite its popularity, little research has been performed on the mechanisms or efficacy of foam rolling. Researchers […]

  • Exercise still as good as surgery for knee patients

    January 30, 2014

    In March of 2009, I posted an article about a study that compared physical therapy to knee surgery for osteoarthritis patients, Exercise as good as surgery for knee osteoarthritis. The study, A Randomized Trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Osteoarthritis of the Knee, was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2008. The researchers found that physical therapy including […]

  • 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 […]

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