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Prehabilitation exercise before total knee replacement improves quality of life

Pre-habilitation before hip or knee replacement surgery (also known as “arthroplasty”) has been recommended in an effort to improve post-operative recovery. “Prehab” typically includes an exercise program aimed at improving physical function through strength, flexibility, and balance exercises. Studies have shown that prehab exercises with Thera-Band® products can improve function in knee osteoarthritis patients (Swank […]

Thera-Band® products offer solutions for exercise recommendations in older adults

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently revised their recommendations for exercise to improve and maintain fitness in health adults. The Position Stand, “Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults: Guidance for Prescribing Exercise,” provides scientifically-based recommendations for all adults, including older adults, […]

Thera-Band Academy well-represented at ACSM annual meeting

I attended the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Denver last week. As always, there were lots of excellent scientific presentations, including several by Thera-Band Research Advisory Committee (TRAC) members from around the world. TRAC members presenting their research had their abstracts published in the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise supplemental […]

Thera-Band exercises can improve fitness and function in older women

As women age, the transition to menopause often results in an increase in body fat and a reduction in muscle mass. This change in body composition is also associated with a decline in function and an increase in physical disability. German researchers evaluated the effectiveness of an exercise program for community-dwelling older females they developed […]

Thera-Band exercises improve strength and quality of life in women with osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is characterized by loss of bone mass and is associated with an increased risk of fracture after falls, particularly in the hip and mid-back. Osteoporotic women are often physically frail as well, leading to disability. Weight-bearing and resistive exercises have been shown to reduce the loss of bone (as measured by bone mineral density). […]

“Standing Strong” Fall Prevention Program features Thera-Band products

As many as one-third of older adults suffer a fall each year, often leading to fractures, disability, and even death. Falls are the leading cause of injury death in older adults. Falls in older adults cost $19 billion in direct medical costs, posing a challenge to our healthcare system,. Thera-Band Academy has supported the Standing […]

Exercises for stroke survivors improve strength and function

Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) often lead to disability and sometimes death due to lack of oxygen to different parts of the brain. These are also known more commonly as a “stroke,” and can cause weakness of the trunk and extremities, usually on the side opposite the brain damage. For example, a stroke affecting the left side […]

Active Aging Today Series: Thera-Band Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis by Dr. Phil Page Plantar Fasciitis is characterized by pain at the bottom of the foot, and is sometimes associated with a ‘heel spur.’ Specific exercises in the First Step to Foot Relief kit can help improve the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Download and read the article with exercises here. REFERENCE: Page P. […]

Active Aging Today Series: Exercises for Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome by Dr. Phil Page Frozen shoulder, or “adhesive capsulitis” is a painful and debilitating condition that is difficult to manage. Exercise therapy may be helpful in maintaining range of motion and functional ability. The Thera-Band Shoulder Pulley is an important tool to increase shoulder motion. Download and read the article with exercises […]

Active Aging Today Series: Thera-Band Exercises for Muscle Imbalance

Muscle Imbalance Syndromes in Older Adults by Dr. Phil Page As we age, muscles develop characteristic patterns of tightness and weakness, leading to muscle imbalance. This imbalance is often associated with poor posture and musculoskeletal pain. Specific exercises with Thera-Band Resistance Bands and Stretch Strap can help restore muscle balance and improve posture. Download and […]

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