Did you know resistance bands can be a great tool to help with injuries? They can be used to help build strength and stability in the affected area, while also helping to increase range of motion. They are a great way to add gentle resistance to exercises which can help to build strength in the area.
Our Hope Fitness bands are an ideal tool to use in rehabilitation after an injury. These stretchable bands help focus and work on specific parts of the body, which can speed up the process of rehabilitating joints and muscles post injury.
Some of the common types of injuries which can be helped by resistance bands, include:
- Shoulder pain or dislocation
- Tennis Elbow
- Runner's Knee
- Hip Bursitis
- Sprains and strains
- Post-ACL repair
When performing exercises in rehab, even under the guidance of a physical therapist, there is the risk of getting hurt further if the workout becomes too strenuous. But with resistance bands, you can not only exercise isolated muscles, but do so without causing much strain on the area (since they are a low-impact option). Even further, the user can also use these bands to work on other areas of the body and increase blood circulation, which aids in a faster recovery.
Resistance bands are used for rehabilitation with the following medical professionals:
- Physical therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Sports trainers
- Sports coaches
Here are a few pointers to make sure you get the most out of using bands during rehabilitation:
- Keep the movements slow and measured throughout the workout session, especially in the initial stage of the process.
- Resist the urge to increase the pace of exercise too soon. It should be a gradual process.
- Once the exercise session is over, place the affected area in icy water in order to make your injuries heal faster. But do consult your doctor first.