The FlexBar is an amazing tool for the practitioner’s exercise toolbox. In addition to strengthening the hand and forearm, it’s used for oscillation exercises and soft tissue mobilization.
Akron, OH (PRWEB) June 01, 2011
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has endorsed the Thera-Band® FlexBar®, a lightweight, easy to grip, portable resistance exerciser for rehabilitating and strengthening hands, wrists, forearms, shoulders and elbows. APTA's endorsement is a designation that indicates to both physical therapy professionals and the world at large that the FlexBar qualities make the product a valuable tool for practitioners.
“The FlexBar is an amazing tool for the practitioner’s exercise toolbox. In addition to strengthening the hand and forearm, it’s used for oscillation exercises and soft tissue mobilization,” stated Phil Page, PT, PhD, ATC, FACSM, CSCS, Director of Clinical Education and Research for Performance Health.
“A study published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery(1) using the FlexBar showed an 81% improvement in elbow pain and a 72% improvement in strength for tennis elbow patients,” continued Page. “This study has been seen world-wide and has helped countless people suffering from chronic tennis elbow.”
The FlexBar is available in four levels of progressive resistance, providing the right starting point for people of all abilities and for all stages of rehabilitation.
About the American Physical Therapy Association(APTA)
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) represents more than 77,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Learn more about conditions physical therapists can treat and find a physical therapist in your area at http://www.moveforwardpt.com. Consumers are encouraged to follow us on Twitter (@moveforwardpt) and Facebook.
About Performance Health
Featuring leading brands like Thera-Band and Biofreeze, Performance Health offers a broad portfolio of products for the therapy, rehabilitation and wellness markets. In addition to market-leading products, Performance Health provides evidence-based protocols, education and pain management solutions.
1) Tyler TF, et al. 2010. Addition of isolated wrist extensor eccentric exercise to standard treatment for chronic lateral epicondylosis: A prospective randomized trial. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 19(6):917-922