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FlexBar exercises for elbow pain featured in Sports Health journal

Elbow pain is often related to injury of the tendons, occurring frequently in overhead athletes. Sports Physical Therapist and Director of Sports Medicine for the ATP World Tour, Todd Ellenbecker DPT recently published an article, “Current Concepts in Examination and Treatment of Elbow Tendon Injury.” In the journal, Sports Health. Dr. Ellenbecker and his colleagues […]

“Tyler Twist” Exercise with Thera-Band® FlexBar® for Tennis Elbow on NPR

The popular Tyler Twist exercise for tennis elbow with the FlexBar was recently featured in a story on National Public Radio (NPR). Reporter Allison Aubrey featured physical therapist Barton Bishop at Sport and Spine Rehab in Rockville, Maryland instructing a patient in the exercise. In the interview, Dr. Bishop helped demonstrate the exercise with his […]

The results for Top Blog Posts in 2010 are in..

Last week, I asked you to rank your favorite Top Blog Post of 2010….and we had a tie! Not surprisingly, the posts about Tim Tyler’s FlexBar exercises for tennis elbow and golfers elbow were the top vote-getters from our readers.  The “Tyler Twist” has helped hundreds of people with tennis elbow based on the numerous […]

“Tyler Twist” exercise for tennis elbow continues to grow in popularity

The “Tyler Twist” has gained quite a bit of attention since it was introduced last year at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine meeting; but you probably already know that if you follow the Academy blog!  The novel exercise using the Thera-Band® FlexBar® for tennis elbow (i.e., “lateral epicondylosis”) was developed and researched by […]

New Article in NAJSPT on Tyler Twist

I’m proud to announce that the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy has just published my review paper on the “Tyler Twist” outcome study. The Tyler et al. study was just published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Download my review article here (requires free registration to the Academy). The article not […]

Two Studies Validate the Effectiveness of Novel Tennis Elbow Exercise Using Thera-Band® FlexBar®

Akron, Ohio – September 8, 2010 – A simple and novel exercise using the Thera-Band® FlexBar® has been found to be effective at reducing the pain associated with chronic lateral epicondylitis — a.k.a. tennis elbow.  Two recent studies support the effectiveness of this inexpensive treatment. The first study, published in the September 2010 issue of […]

FlexBar® study on Tennis Elbow published in JSES

Tim Tyler’s study on the novel FlexBar® exercise for tennis elbow has been published in this month’s Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Congratulations to Tim and his co-authors! Their study using the “Tyler Twist” exercise for patients with tennis elbow showed significant improvements over tradition treatment. The study has been featured in the New York […]

FlexBar Tennis Elbow Exercise Continues to get Coverage

The “Tyler Twist” using the Thera-Band FlexBar continues to receive lots of media coverage. The novel tennis elbow exercise, developed by Tim Tyler, PT ATC in New York, has been shown effective at reducing the symptoms of tennis elbow. The May 2010 issue of Health Magazine featured the “Do it yourself cure” The May 15, […]

New video demonstrates FlexBar exercises for elbow pain

[youtube=] Note: the ‘unwinding’ portion of the exercises should be performed very slowly, for 5 seconds.

Tyler Twist FlexBar Exercise Featured in New York Times

The New York Times ran a story on the “Tyler Twist” exercise using the Thera-Band FlexBar on August 25, 2009.  A recent study found this novel FlexBar exercise led to significant improvements in tennis elbow patients compared to traditional treatment. Lead researcher Tim Tyler, PT ATC was quoted in the article saying, “We couldn’t believe how […]

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