Improve Tennis Elbow with this easy exercise

On January 26, 2017
By Dr. Nekessa Remy | 0 Comments

My new favorite piece of exercise equipment has got to be the Flex bar. I have  many patients coming into the office complaining of tennis elbow symptoms which are actually the result of  using the ‘mouse’ on a computer. Thera-Band® FlexBar® is a flexible, durable resistance device with a ridged surface for enhanced grip during use. It is used to improve grip strength and upper extremity stabilization by bending, twisting, or oscillation movement. It has been research-proven effective for Tennis Elbow, offering a cost-effective treatment that requires no injection or expensive equipment.

Features and Uses:

  • Improves grip strength and upper extremity strength
  • Wrist, forearm, and hand rehabilitation
  • Upper extremity stabilization
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Massage therapy
  • Martial arts
  • Sports grip strengthening
  • Allows oscillation movements for neuro-muscular and balance training
  • Provides soft tissue and joint mobilization


Please check out this exercise which is great for helping treat tennis elbow.

1.Grasp FlexBar® exerciser in front of you with the injured side and extend your wrist.

2. Grasp the upper end of the bar with your other hand facing away from you

3. Twist the bar with the top hand as you stabilize with the bottom hand

4. Hold both wrists steady as you extend both elbows in front of you. The wrist on your injured side should be extended and the other wrist flexed.

5. Slowly release the bar with your injured side while maintaining tension with the uninjured side.

Repeat 10-15 times up to 3 times a day. Begin with the red FlexBar and progress to the next color when you can easily perform 3 sets of 15. Use ice or Biofreeze for any soreness. For more information tennis elbow rehabilitation please contact your Mississauga chiropractor at drremy@thechiropracticoffice.ca


Remember, to get you back on your feet contact The Chiropractic Office!

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