FSU Study on Flexibility, Power, and Speed

June 25, 2009

The Effects of a Flexibility Enhancement Program on Athletic Performance Brian-Matthew Hickey, PhD Florida State University © 2000 Abstract When examining the critical factors that contribute to high level athletic performance, flexibility is one of the key items. It has been hypothesized that improving an athlete’s flexibility may allow them to be more successful in […]

Intracell – Instrument of Choice in the Management of Myofascial Back Pain

June 25, 2009

A Clinical Study ABSTRACT Objective: The Intracell is a timely device that purports to decrease trigger point pain and sensitivity. Therefore the objective was to find an answer to the question, “Can the Intracell significantly reduce trigger point pain and sensitivity in patients who suffer with trigger points?” Design: A convenience sample of 20 subjects, […]

Intracell Technology Increases Grip Strength

June 25, 2009

Andrew S Bonci, BA, DC, DAAPM Human Performance Laboratory Mission, Kansas Abstract This is an initial study designed to determine if Intracell Technology, which employs the application of a novel device called the Intracell, can immediately increase grip strength. It has been suggested that stretching muscle tissue can result in increased strength according to the […]

IU Study on Strength, Power and Flexibility

June 25, 2009

Indiana University releases results of double blind Intracell Stick study Acute Effects of the INTRACELL STICK on Muscle Strength, Power and Flexibility Conducted by A.E. Mikesky, R. Bahamonde, K. Stanton, T. Alvey, and T. Fitton Indiana University The Intracell Stick is a non-motorized device used to stretch and massage muscle. It is basically a semi-rigid […]

FSU Foot Wheel Study

June 25, 2009

THE FOOT WHEEL – A Pilot Study Brian M. Hickey, Ph.D. The Florida State University,  College of Education Introduction The foot is the foundation of the human body. Only spanning approximately 12 inches, its key responsibilities include bearing the body’s entire weight and acting as both fulcrum and lever during the gait cycle. Consequently, a […]

Fibromyalgia FAQs

June 25, 2009

Q. What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome? [FMS] A. A chronic pain disorder characterized by diffuse, muscular aching and stiffness. Non-restorative sleep is thought to contribute significantly to this complicated syndrome that is in evolution. There are [3] types: primary [idiopathic], secondary [associated with another disorder] and post-traumatic [onset initiated following bodily injury]. Q. What causes Fibromyalgia […]

Tenneco Automotive

June 25, 2009

Wellness Summary __________________ Profile This report relates to a Stick To Wellness evaluation program which occurred in a manufacturing plant in Northern Georgia. The participating facility specializes in the manufacture of Monroe automotive shock absorbers. The vast majority of workers chosen by management to participate in the study are required to stand full-time at the […]

Gip’s Manufacturing Company

June 25, 2009

Wellness Summary ___________________ The Profile Gip’s Manufacturing Company is a contract maker of men’s and women’s clothing based in Northern Georgia. It’s aging female workforce always sits at the work station. The upper limbs constitute the priority work muscles, however all operators use a foot pedal. Each operator performs short, repetitive tasks. Individual speed is […]

ASR Manufacturing Company

June 25, 2009

Wellness Summary _______________________ The Profile ASR Manufacturing Company is a Northern Georgia based manufacturer of trampolines. It’s work force is primarily middle-aged females who sit as well as stand at the various work sites. Priority muscle use is directed mainly to the upper limbs except for a small percentage that also use a foot pedal. […]

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