Medical Studies and Science

Rehband ‘Carry Yourself’ series is a project dedicated to getting you fit for life, building upper body strength, improving mobility and reducing the risk of injury.  We will post one article every week for three months. Each and every one represent a part of a complete upper body guide with all the tips, insights and knowledge that you need to carry yourself through life. 

Professor Tonkonogi on children’s exercise abilities

Michail Tonkonogi is professor in exercise physiology at Europe's most advanced laboratory for sport science at Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden. He's working with athletes of all ages and levels, including some of the top elite athletes in Sweden. He's measuring and studying the effects of physical activity and performance....

Avoiding Injuries with Strength Training

An increasingly popular tactic for young athletes to gain a competitive edge during off-season is strength training; in combination with plyometric and/or agility training. Rehband has revised Sports Health’s article review by Dahab, K. S. and McCambridge, T. M, which clarifies some common myths associated with youth...

Young Athletes And Knee Injuries

Children are training differently today and there is a higher acceptance of training intensively at a young age. At the same time, knee injuries are on the rise in child and adolescent athletes, according to researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Young athletes work out as adults and tend to becom...

Preventing and Spotting Children’s Over-use Injuries

Playing sports is a way for children to grow physically, mentally and socially. It means learning about work ethics, teamwork and builds character while having fun! However, young athletes are at risk for serious injuries which keep them from playing the sports they love. These are either acute (e.g. from a single trau...

How to Motivate Your Young Athlete To Success

Who has not experienced the overly-excited, obnoxious and inappropriate sports parent? Someone who cannot contain him or herself when watching their child’s game or sport event. Maybe you have a parent who was one of them, maybe there is one on your child’s team or maybe you, to some extent, are one yourself. There...

Hear Dr. Cameron Nichol Talk About How To Prevent Injuries

Hear Dr. Cameron Nichol, former Olympic rower and coach talk about injuries and how to protect ourselves from getting them. ...