There was a great discussion after my last post on tennis elbow straps. While the article we discussed dealt with the efficacy of straps, there was some discussion on treatment in general, including the use of eccentric exercises.
A new study presented at this year’s AOSSM meeting looked at the effect of an eccentric exercise using the Thera-Band FlexBar. 81% of patients using this eccentric exercise reported improvement in comparison to only 22% in the control group. Interesting results and worth considering in your patients as the Thera-Band FlexBar is fairly inexpensive and a good home exercise program adjunct ( get them here from Amazon for under $20 ).
One of the researchers involved in the project, Tim Tyler, PT, ATC, has a nice interview regarding the study in this video below: