APTA Strategic Business PartnerAs a Strategic Business Partner of the APTA and Partner in Research for the Foundation for Physical Therapy, Thera-Band® and Biofreeze® products are proud to participate in the largest national meeting for physical therapy next week. The American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting will take place February 8-11 in Chicago and bring together members from the variety of specialty Sections that make up the APTA.

Thera-Band products will be used in 2 pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, February 8. Director of Thera-Band Academy, Dr. Phil Page will be co-presenting a pre-conference workshop, “Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and Athletic Performance” with Academy speaker, Clare Frank DPT. Sports PT Section Vice President Rob Manske DPT will be presenting “Test, Don’t Guess; Treat and Assess: The Art and Science Behind the Hands-on Examination and Treatment Strategies for Selected Shoulder and Knee Conditions.”

Thera-Band Foam Roller Wrap+As usual, the Thera-Band/Biofreeze booth will be in the exhibit hall in Booth 822. Be sure to stop by and try out the new Thera-Band Foam Rollers and Wraps+ and Roller Massager+!Thera-Band Roller Massager+





 In the research presentations, two Scientific Advisory Board Members will be presenting their TRAC research on Biofreeze and Thera-Band.  Todd Ellenbecker DPT will present his shoulder EMG research using the Thera-Band® FlexBar and Band Loops during the Sports Section platforms on Thursday morning. Dr. Robert Topp’s work on Biofreeze® and knee osteoarthritis will be a poster presentation for the Orthopedic Section on Saturday. Listen to a podcast by Dr. Topp describing his study here. Both abstracts were published in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy:

  • Brosky JA et al. 2012. Effect of 3.5% menthol gel on knee pain and functioning in patients with knee osteoarthritis (Abstract). J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 42(1):A106-7.
  • Ellenbecker TS et al. 2012. Analysis of rotator cuff and scapular muscle activation during elastic resistance, external rotation oscillation, and band walk exercises (abstract). J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 42(1):A42
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