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Therabands for Muscle Strength and Pain Relief

Therabands for Muscle Strength and Pain Relief

For the best results to relieve a person from back, muscle and joint pain, a patient must be active in the healing process. This not only means seeking chiropractic care but in many cases by including and following through on certain exercises prescribed by the caregiver. Often, the use of therabands can be very effective in helping to build up strength in a patient’s muscles.


What is a theraband?

It is a a thin strip of stretchy material that when used the proper way helps to build and strengthen weak muscles by using resistance. Therabands were invented over a 100 years ago by a Swede named Gustav Gossweiler. Therabands have been widely used since the 1960s by chiropractors, physical therapists, and other health practitioners. The bands come in different colors, each color specifies the amount of resistance of the band. For example, the yellow band has the least resistance, and the darker the therabands are, the more resistance they offer.

Chiropractic and therabands

Chiropractic care and therabands work together in perfect harmony. A chiropractor adjusts and aligns a patient’s body relieving them of stress on nerves and reducing inflammation. But if the muscles are weak, the body will often continue to slip back to the position it was in, causing the pain to continue or return. The right non-aggressive exercise using a theraband helps build up the muscles in the area, which in turn, will keep the chiropractic adjustments in the proper position, thus helping to keep the patient pain free.

Other good stuff

Here are some other things to know about therabands. First, they are relatively inexpensive . Under $75.00. They are also easy to carry around and can be used in small rooms.

Always remember, for the optimal benefits of therabands a patient should follow the exercise plan that the chiropractor prescribes.

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Dr. Allamm Morales, M.D.

Dr. Allamm Morales has over 15 years experience in personal injury and a wide range of neurological disorders. He has privilege, and provides patient care in local Baptist hospitals.

He was Chief Resident at the Neurology Residency Program of the University of South Florida, and worked at the Florida Hospital of New Smyrna, and St. Luke Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He also served many years with the Florida Neurology Institute, Inc.

Dr. Morales is a Diplomate of the American Board of Vascular Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Morales studied in Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, had residency at the Caibarien General Hospital, Cuba, and obtained the MD degree at the Superior Institute of Medical Science in Cuba.

Deric L. D’Agostino, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

“The health of a body is in direct proportion to the health of its nervous system. The nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in your body, tap into that and “miracles” will most certainly happen!”

Dr. Deric D’Agostino attended the Logan College of Chiropractic and has been helping patients at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians for the past nine years. Around here we call him “Dr. D.”

Dr. D’Agostino specializes in Koren Specific Technique and in the treatment of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. He is a master of his craft and firmly believes that chiropractic treatment can not only help the body but also the mind. His sense of humor and the personal attention that he provides really puts patients at ease.

Dr. D’Agostino genuinely listens to the patient while working very hard to erase their pain-inducing symptoms. He is always seeking out continuing education and new methodology to add to his care repertoire.

When he is not helping patients find relief, Dr. D’Agostino enjoys training for sprint triathlons, gardening, as well as being an awesome father and husband. You will most likely find him at our Arlington location dawning a huge smile while drinking his homemade juice.