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Table of Contents

Part I. Basics of Elastic Resistance Training
Chapter 1. Elastic Resistance Explained
Chapter 2. Band Basics
Chapter 3. Application and Assessment

Part II. Elastic Resistance Exercises and Workouts
Chapter 4. Flexibility
Chapter 5. Joint and Muscle Isolation
Chapter 6. Upper Body Strength
Chapter 7. Lower Body Strength
Chapter 8. Core Stability
Chapter 9. Total Body
Chapter 10. Older Adults

Part III. Elastic Resistance Programs
Chapter 11. Optimal Fitness
Chapter 12. Team Sports
Chapter 13. Individual Sports
Chapter 14. Rehabilitation

About the Author

Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, LAT, CSCS, FACSM, is the global director of clinical education and research for Performance Health, the company that manufactures the TheraBand, Biofreeze, and Cramer product brands. He is also an adjunct instructor for the physical therapy doctorate program at Franciscan University and a clinical instructor of orthopedics for the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He studied physical therapy at Louisiana State University (LSU), received his master's degree in exercise physiology from Mississippi State University, and then returned to LSU to earn his doctorate in kinesiology. He has received the Lifetime Excellence in Education Award from the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, and he serves as chair of the research committee. Dr. Page is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Page's clinical and research interests include the role of muscle imbalance in musculoskeletal pain and the promotion of physical activity for health-related physical fitness, particularly for chronic disease management. He is editor in chief of the Journal of Performance Health Research, is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, and serves as a member of several national advisory boards.

Page lectures extensively and provides workshops on a variety of topics around the world. He has authored over 100 publications, including three books. He has worked with the athletic programs at LSU and Tulane University and has worked with the New Orleans Saints, the Seattle Seahawks, and the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. He lives with his wife and four children in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Todd S. Ellenbecker, MS, DPT, SCS, OCS, CSCS, a physical therapist with more than 30 years of experience, joined Rehab Plus Sports Therapy-Scottsdale in August 2018. He serves as the vice president of medical services for the ATP Tour and is a member of the TheraBand Research Advisory Committee (TRAC). He holds several certifications, including Sports Clinical Specialist (from the American Physical Therapy Association [APTA]), Orthopaedics Clinical Specialist (from APTA), and Strength and Conditioning Specialist (from the National Strength and Conditioning Association [NSCA]). He is a USPTA-certified tennis teaching professional.

Ellenbecker earned an undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a master's degree in exercise physiology from Arizona State University, and a doctorate of physical therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Well recognized for his vast expertise, he has been the recipient of many industry awards, including the NSCA's Sports Medicine Professional of the Year in 2003 and the Sports Physical Therapy Section's Ron Peyton Award in 2007. In 2008 he was the recipient of the Samuel Hardy Award from the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

He is a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, serves on three editorial boards, and is the author or editor of 15 books, more than 75 book chapters, and over 55 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. Ellenbecker lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Gail.


"This book is a great resource that I refer back to all the time."
-Mike Reinold, PT, CSCS, Founder of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance

"Phil Page and Todd Ellenbecker are two of the most renowned practitioners in the field, and Strength Band Training is a must-have resource."
-Mark Kovacs, CEO of Kovacs Institute and Executive Director of International Tennis Performance Association

"Strength Band Training is the ultimate resource for anyone wanting to understand the science of resistance bands and apply it in their programming."
-Sue Falsone, MS, PT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, Owner and Founder of Structure & Function Education and Associate Professor at A.T. Still University

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