APTA Endorses Novice Speed Bag by The Burn Machine LLC

Lightweight Handheld Strength Training Device Has Many Workout Applications

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ALEXANDRIA, VA, March 2, 2011 — The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has endorsed the Novice Speed Bag (4 lb version), a patented handheld strength training device produced by The Burn Machine LLC.

The Novice Speed Bag features 360-degree rotating grips that mimic the motion of an upper-body ergonometer (UBE). It may be used for a variety of workout applications from advanced athletic training to injury rehabilitation. Wheelchair friendly, the Novice Speed Bag is used to develop strengthening and endurance in the shoulders and upper extremities and may be used from any position such as sitting, standing, or reclining.

"The portability and adaptability of the Speed Bag makes it a great addition to a physical therapy facility," said APTA President R. Scott Ward, PT, PhD. "APTA members should find the Speed Bag to be an inexpensive, comparable alternative to the upper-body ergonometer machines."

Comparable to a traditional UBE used in a physical therapist facility, the Novice Speed Bag, at 4 pounds, is lightweight, portable, adaptable, and much less expensive. The device sells for $129 and comes with an exercise reference DVD and an exercise demonstration poster.

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) represents more than 77,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Learn more about conditions physical therapists can treat and find a physical therapist in your area at www.moveforwardpt.com. Consumers are encouraged to follow us on Twitter (@moveforwardpt) and Facebook.

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