Resistance bands are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in a physical therapist’s toolkit. They can be used to provide resistance for exercises, as an assistive device, and even for stretching.
One common use for resistance bands is to provide assistance when doing exercises. This can help you get more out of your workout by providing extra resistance or help with balance and stability. For example, if you’re doing a bicep curl, wrapping a band around your ankles will add more resistance to the exercise.
Another great use for bands is stretching. You can use them to stretch muscles that are difficult to reach on your own, like in the back or hamstrings. Bands also make it easier to hold stretches longer without tiring out as quickly as you might when using only your body weight alone