Tomorrow is World Heart Day… and We Need Your Selfie

by Rebecca Moore on September 28, 2016

According to the World Health Organization: Over 17.5 million people die from cardiovascular disease every year, making it the leading cause of death and disability in the world. 1 in 3 deaths globally are as result of cardiovascular disease, yet the majority of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable. In the United States, non-communicable […]

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How Kinesiology Tape Affects the Shoulder #TapeTuesday

by Rebecca Moore on September 27, 2016

Kinesiology tape has been growing in popularity for both therapeutic and preventative purposes on the shoulder. But how can we tell that it’s actually working? Prominent shoulder researcher Dr. Todd Ellenbecker has been on the forefront of researching how kinesiology tape affects the shoulder for years and is in the midst of his current study […]

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How Concussions are Affecting Athletes Today

September 26, 2016

Over the past few years, concussions have become a hot topic in the realm of athletics and sports medicine. New protocols are being developed across the country to help make athletics safer in contact sports and provide quicker, more effective medical care post-concussion. But what are some of the statistics that have caused parents, players […]

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CLX Sit to Stand – #ExerciseEverywhere

September 23, 2016

Need help improving your squat technique? This exercise can help you learn to get low while toning your quads, glutes and core! Added bonus: you’ve got the TheraBand CLX to give you a tougher workout, and exercise physiologist and personal trainer Jackie Church’s to show you how it’s done! CLX Sit to Stand Seated at […]

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Don’t Fall for the First Day of Fall

September 22, 2016

Just because it’s the first day of fall doesn’t mean you have to follow suit! September 22nd is recognized as Fall Prevention Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness about the risk factors and prevention methods of fall-related injuries in older adults. This year’s theme is “Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016,” and we’re […]

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The Search for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness Pain Relief is Over

September 21, 2016

How many times have you finished a tough session at the gym and thought, “I’m going to feel that in the morning…”? Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a common inflammatory response in the muscles cells as a result of high-intensity workouts. While this soreness may be accepted as an unfortunate reality of leading an […]

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Got Knee Osteoarthritis? Your Knee Health Isn’t Your Only Concern

September 20, 2016

After receiving a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis, you would expect to experience many complications with the knee joint. What is often overlooked is how attempting to ease the pain with corrective movements can affect the rest of the leg. The torque production and strength of the quadriceps muscle is commonly compromised in patients with knee […]

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Performance Health Academy Research Digest, August 2016

September 19, 2016

By Phil Page PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM There were 29 new articles were added to the Academy in August. Neck Satisfaction With the Outcome of Physical Therapist-Prescribed Exercise in Chronic Whiplash-Associated Disorders: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Ardern C et al. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Aug;46(8):640-9. Physical therapist- supervised, neck-specific exercises (including […]

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CLX Seated Row – #ExerciseEverywhere

September 16, 2016

Jealous of those back muscles you saw on the swimmers at the Olympics this year? It’s never too late to start sculpting; all you need is a TheraBand CLX a Door Anchor and a door. Watch as exercise physiologist and personal trainer Jackie Church will breaks down this simple move to help you beef up […]

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Does the TheraBand CLX Strength Curve Meet the Mark?

September 15, 2016

For decades, TheraBand has been a cornerstone of elastic resistance products and reliable, applicable research to support them. The most recent innovation came to life in the TheraBand CLX, a latex-free resistance band with consecutive loops. While the product is an absolute sensation in the rehabilitation and strength training markets, there were only a few […]

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