At the 13th annual TRAC meeting, 16 international researchers and clinical educators from 6 countries presented their original research on Thera-Band and Biofreeze products. The abstracts of their presentations can be viewed on the Academy website. In addition, proceedings of the meeting with the abstracts are available to download in PDF format from the Academy. The 26 research presentations included topics on EMG activation and clinical outcomes with Thera-Band exercises, as well as the effects of Biofreeze on patient populations:

  • Muscle activation during squat exercise using the Thera-Band® Exercise Station
  • Effect of whole body vibration exercise on muscle activity when using Thera-Band® resistance bands in younger and older adults
  • EMG analysis of the triceps surae muscle complex during Achilles tendon rehabilitation program exercises
  • EMG activation of gluteal musculature during therapeutic exercises with and without Thera-Band® resistance
  • EMG analysis of the upper and lower trapezius during Thera-Band® elastic resistance exercises
  • The effects of a home-care exercise kit on pain and disability for the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis
  • Effect of concurrent Thera-Band® Stability Trainer exercise with PSRP Shoulder rehab programme vs PSRP alone
  • Comparison of Full Can Vs Empty Can in Rotator cuff strengthening
  • Perceived self-report of effort during rotator cuff & scapular exercise in patients during shoulder rehabilitation
  • Concurrent validation of the OMNI-Resistance Exercise Scale of Perceived Exertion with Thera-Band® Resistance Bands
  • Construct validity of the Thera-Band® Resistance Exercise Scale
  • Application of the Thera-Band® Rehab and Wellness Station in Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Cardiovascular and subjective responses for different postures and resistive exercises in patients with stroke
  • Effect of Graded Thera-Band® Exercise and Balance Training on Cardiovascular Capacity and Functional Mobility in Subacute and Chronic Stroke
  • The Effects of a “Sprint” Throwing Training Program on Aerobic Power, Estimated Lactate Threshold, and Throwing Velocity and Fatigue
  • Effectiveness of small daily amounts of progressive resistance training for frequent neck/shoulder pain: randomised controlled trial
  • Influence of psychosocial work environment on adherence to workplace exercise
  • Effect of brief daily exercise on headache among adults – secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial
  • An acute bout of Self-Myofascial Release increases range of motion without a subsequent decrease in neuromuscular performance
  • A Comparison of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques: Partner Assisted vs. Thera-Band® Stretch Strap Unassisted Modalities
  • The Effects of Active Muscle Therapy: Eccentric Resistance Combined with Deep Stripping Massage on hamstring flexibility
  • A topical menthol analgesic is more effective than ice for decreasing DOMS-induced pain and increasing tetanic force
  • Effect of Biofreeze® gel on power output and blood lactate during a 30-second bout of high-intensity anaerobic exercise
  • The effect of 3.5 % menthol gel on knee pain and functioning among patients with knee osteoarthritis
  • Evaluation of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) vs. Biofreeze® in the Treatment of Back Pain
  • Hand pain is reduced by massage therapy plus Biofreeze® Topical Analgesic

You will be able to read more about these in upcoming blog posts. Stay tuned!

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