Recently, New York physical therapist Tim Tyler developed and researched the "Tyler Twist" exercise with the TheraBand FlexBar® for his patients with lateral epicondylitis, or "tennis elbow." The exercise was so effective that he terminated the clinical trial because the test subjects were improving so quickly over the control group of patients. As word of the success of his exercise spread, many people began to ask, "Will a similar exercise with the FlexBar work for golfer's elbow?" Golfers Elbow is technically known as 'medial epicondylosis' and is characterized by pain on the medial (inside) of the elbow, in contrast to the lateral elbow pain of tennis elbow.
In response to the many requests for an exercise for Golfer's Elbow, Tyler invented the "Reverse Tyler Twist." The exercise uses the same TheraBand FlexBar color progression, and emphasizes an eccentric contraction of the wrist flexors and pronators, in contrast to eccentric contraction of the wrist extensors with the Tyler Twist.
Recently, Tyler and his colleagues at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma in New York City published their findings
in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
The researchers concluded that the Reverse Tyler Twist, when prescribed at three sets of 15 repetitions daily over six weeks, appeared to be an effective treatment in the majority of patients who had already failed a previous intervention for the disorder.