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New Exercise Effective for Golfer's Elbow

Exercise treatment significantly reduced pain after other conservative treatments failed.

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma in New York City found that a simple exercise using an inexpensive rubber bar is effective at reducing pain associated with medial epicondylosis, a.k.a., golfer's elbow.

"The success and popularity of the 'Tyler Twist' led us to develop and evaluate an exercise for golfer's elbow," stated Timothy Tyler, PT, ATC, lead research author. "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."

The study involved 20 patients with golfer's elbow, a common condition that is characterized by pain on the inside of the elbow (medial epicondyle) and is aggravated by repetitive use of the wrist flexor muscles. As the diagnosis suggests, golfers are prone to medial elbow pain, but athletes in tennis, baseball and weightlifting also suffer with medial epicondylosis. Eighteen of the 20 patients were competitive athletes and 70% were golfers. All study participants had been unsuccessful in reducing their pain through conservative treatments such as medication, injections and physical therapy.

Each participant received an average of 12 physical therapy sessions over a six-week period. The sessions consisted of stretching, ultrasound, massage, heat and ice. In addition, they used a TheraBand FlexBar to perform the Reverse Tyler Twist for three sets of 15 repetitions with 60 seconds of rest in between sets. On the days they didn't have physical therapy, the patients performed the exercise twice a day until they felt discomfort.

The researchers used the Disability of Arm, Shoulder and Head (DASH) reporting scale to measure patient improvement. The DASH scale is a self-report questionnaire used by patients to rate their symptoms and ability to perform certain activities. The patients' DASH scores markedly improved by 77% over the six-week study period.

The researchers concluded that the Reverse Tyler Twist, when prescribed at three sets of 15 repetitions daily over six weeks, appeared to be an effective treatment in the majority of patients who had already failed a previous intervention for the disorder.

"Additional benefits of this treatment are many," concluded Tyler. "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." 

This clinical study, published in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, adds further evidence that eccentric exercise can be effective for tendonopathies. Further research should evaluate longer term outcomes and compare the Reverse Tyler Twist to other therapies.

Click here to view the full published study, abstract and summary. Click here to view exercise instructions. Click here to watch the exercise video.

About the Academy
The TheraBand™ Academy was formed to scientifically document the benefits of resistance exercise and pain relief, guide the company in its development of new products and exercise programs, and to promote therapeutic exercise and pain management through professional and consumer education. The Academy web site is a unique resource that connects healthcare professionals and consumers to the ever growing body of knowledge on exercise. Registration is free and provides access to the largest database of rehab exercises, protocols, research and education in the world.

About Performance Health
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded rehabilitation and wellness products sold into a variety of U.S. clinical markets, leading national retailers and in over sixty countries through a multi-national network of distribution partners. The Company's product offering includes an innovative line of market-leading topical analgesics and a broad range of rehabilitation and wellness products. Performance Health markets its diverse product offering under the well-known and highly recognized TheraBand, Biofreeze®, Cramer®, Bon Vital'® and Thera Pearl® brand names. www.PerformanceHealth.com

REFERENCE: Tyler TF, Nicholas SJ, Schmitt BM, Mullaney M, Hogan DE. Clinical outcomes of the addition of eccentrics for rehabilitation of previously failed treatments of golfers elbow. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014 May; 9(3):365-70.

REFERENCE: The DASH Outcome Measure is a 30-item, self-report questionnaire designed to measure physical function and symptoms in people with any of several musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb. The tool gives clinicians and researchers the advantage of having a single, reliable instrument that can be used to assess any or all joints in the upper extremity. http://dash.iwh.on.ca/

Jane Steger, Public Relations Manager
Performance Health
330-634-2281/ 216-731-1280, [email protected]

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