Marisa Pontillo has received the 2004 Thera-Band® Outstanding Student Research Project in Exercise and Rehabilitation for her project, "Shoulder Musculature Activity and Stabilization during Upper Extremity Weight-bearing Activities"
2003. By Michael Rogers & Phil Page (Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation 12(9):65)
Physical therapist researchers at Cal State University Northridge performed a study to determine the effectiveness of a balance exercise training program on strength, balance, gait, and fall risk in 23 healthy community-dwelling older adults at risk for falls.
The Thera-Band System of Progressive Balance Training, including Thera-Band Stability Trainers, Rocker Boards, and Wobble Boards can be part of a balance training program to help reduce the recurrence of ankle sprains.
By Dr. Michael Rogers. Journal of Active Aging. 2(5):24-32.
By Kim Dupree Jones & Janice Holt Hoffman (Functional U, Volume 4(1), 2006).
By Phil Page. From Active Aging Today 2009. Volume 1 Issue 2
According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, there are over 200,000 hip replacements performed each year in the United States. The most common reason for hip replacement is osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. “Hip School,” an exercise program for patients with osteoarthritis and hip replacement was developed in Germany in 1995 by orthopedic surgeon Thomas Horstmann and physiotherapist Georg Haupt.
By Phil Page. From Active Aging Today 2009. Vol 1 Issue 3.
By Dr. Michael Rogers. (Advance for PT 4(18):37)
A scientifically based exercise program addresses the characteristic impairments of hip osteoarthritis and hip replacement surgery (Journal of Active Aging 5(1):42-51.)
by Phil Page. Active Aging Today. Vol 1 Issue 1
Scandinavian researchers wanted to evaluate the effects of a functional proprioceptive-based exercise program several years after arthroscopic meniscectomy. 30 patients at 4 years after their surgery were randomly assigned to the functional training group or a non-exercising control group.
By Phil Page. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation. 2005. 14(3):21
By Phil Page, 2005. Advance for Physical Therapists 14(3):21. This article describes how anterior knee pain is related to muscle imbalance and the sensorimotor system.
Knee pain is common in older adults and usually results from osteoarthritis. Researchers at Nagoya City University in Japan investigated the effects of combined resistance and balance exercises in older adults with knee pain. 28 men and women (average 77 years old) were randomly assigned to either a control or exercise group.
Biomechanics (July, 2007) pp. 41-46
Physical therapy researchers in Norway compared 2 types of ACL rehabilitation in 74 post operative patients. In the study, published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, patients were randomly assigned to a traditional exercise program or a neuromuscular exercise program. The neuromuscular program (described in a separate study) included balance exercises on foam pads, wobble boards, and mini-trampolines.