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Effective Therapy for Golfer’s Elbow

Researchers from the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma  found a simple exercise using an inexpensive rubber bar is effective at reducing pain associated with golfer’s elbow, according to a news release.

young woamn swings a golf club“The success and popularity of the Tyler Twist led us to develop and evaluate an exercise for golfer’s elbow,” lead research author Timothy Tyler, PT, MS, ATC, said in the release. “The Tyler Twist, a novel exercise using the TheraBand FlexBar, was shown to significantly improve strength and reduce pain for individuals with chronic tennis elbow. This new golfer’s elbow exercise, dubbed the Reverse Tyler Twist, also employs a FlexBar and was found to be effective at reducing the pain for patients suffering from golfer’s elbow.”

“Additional benefits of this treatment are many,” Tyler said in the release. “It can be performed as part of a home exercise program, it doesn’t involve continued medical supervision or expensive equipment, and treatment dosage is not limited by the patient needing to come to a clinic. All of these greatly reduce the costs associated with treatment.”

 TheraBand FlexBar

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