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 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.”

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