Exremeties

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.
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2. Grasp the upper end of the bar with your other hand facing away from you
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3. Twist the bar with the top hand as you stabilize with the bottom hand
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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.
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5. Slowly release the bar with your injured side while maintaining tension with the uninjured side.
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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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