4 Ways Sampling Can Create Staggering Revenue

June 9, 2017

No, it’s not opposite day; providing your patients (or potential patients) with free products is a valuable way to not only meet their needs, but your own. Sampling is a time-honored tradition in many retail establishments (most notably, grocery stores) that helps establishments get their products into the hands of their target audiences. If you’re […]

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How to Design and Conduct Really Reliable Research

June 8, 2017

We’ve all seen the spectrum of research that’s published nowadays, whether it’s the good, the bad or the straight-up irrelevant. Producing quality, clinically-significant research is the backbone of growth in any clinical field, which beckons the willing and qualified to begin producing studies that will make a difference. After being heavily involved in all things […]

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Why Mastering the Stability/Mobility Continuum Helps You Improve Lives

June 6, 2017

The human body is a beautiful and complex system of interactions, full of intricate webs of interconnectivity. Clinicians who specialize in movement systems have always been at the forefront of these discoveries. When patients come to your office, it’s usually due to complaints of pain or dysfunction that’s affecting their daily lives. Through careful analysis, […]

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Why Working Out at Work Works Best

June 1, 2017

Workplace wellness is quite popular today as employers seek to reduce work-related injury and healthcare costs. Danish researchers including TRAC member Lars Andersen PhD have studied workplace exercises with TheraBand® resistance in several settings. In slaughterhouse workers with chronic musculoskeletal pain, a 10-week, 10-minute exercise program performed at work including the FlexBar® was more effective […]

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Can Strength Actually be Measured with Elastic Resistance?

May 31, 2017

It’s ultimately dealer’s choice when it comes to how clinicians approach measuring strength. Traditionally, dynamometry devices and manual muscle testing have been reliable methods of strength measurement; however, the brawn of these devices lie in the measurement of isolated muscle strength in clinical and research settings. On the other hand, the repetition maximum (RM) method […]

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The Two Best Lower Body Exercises for Bedridden Patients

May 26, 2017

We know that bed rest is bad for us, leading to rapid declines in muscle mass and strength. Active exercise has recently gained support in the research and medical community for hospitalized patients. Unfortunately, many people in actue or long-term-care settings are limited in their strengthening options when confined to a hospital bed. Use elastic […]

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How to Get Hours of Long-Lasting DOMS Pain Relief in Less Than An Hour

May 25, 2017

For years, Biofreeze® topical analgesic has provided relief for patients with musculoskeletal pain included delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which is muscle soreness experienced 24-48 hours after strenuous or unaccustomed exercise. DOMS is caused by inflammation that produces swelling within muscle cells (It’s not the lactic acid, folks!). TRAC researcher Michael Rogers PhD, CSCS, head […]

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Kinesiology Taping in Clinical Populations: Does it Work? #TapeTuesday

May 23, 2017

I hear, “there’s not a lot of research on kinesiology tape” all the time, but let’s be clear; there is a LOT of research… in fact, there are over 350 published studies in journals! However, there is a lack of good research (valid and reliable results with little bias), and even less research on clinical […]

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Can Band Squats Improve Landing Kinematics in Volleyball Players?

May 19, 2017

Poor landing biomechanics are a primary mechanism of injury for ACL tears, as well as a significant risk factor for injury; particularly in female athletes. Specifically, medial collapse of the knee (“valgus”) is accompanied by hip adduction and internal rotation, which creates shear forces that can damage the ACL. Squatting with elastic resistance to improve […]

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Why Active Ankles Need Active Ankle

May 18, 2017

Ankle braces, including the Active Ankle® line, have historically been shown to reduce ankle injury. Obviously, athletes need the best of both worlds: full functional mobility with adequate biomechanical stabilization to prevent excessive ankle movement. When it comes to ankle injury prevention, every athlete has different needs: ranging from the sport and position they play to […]

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