Resistance bands are a fundamental part of our clinic and our client’s recovery and strength programs, and there are many reasons why.
Resistance training, without the intimidation factor. Resistance bands can be used almost anywhere, by anyone. Exercises can be done privately, within our in-house rehab gym or at home. No expensive gym membership, or feeling uncomfortable in the gym.
They promote strong and flexible muscle building through various lengths and resistance levels. The band applies pressure for your muscles to work against. This stress (although fairly minor) is enough to make the muscles adapt by building lean and strong fibres that have good levels of elasticity. This pressure also allows the joints to increase their flexibility and, with the right exercises, range of motion.
Various levels of resistance mean they can offer a fantastic opportunity for our clients to start from where they actually need to, rather than simply rushing into the gym and picking up weights. It also means that as your recovery progresses, the resistance can be increased to continue your development.
Options for movements are endless, this means that simple movements all the way through to complex movements and holds are on offer when using the resistance bands. Machinery and weights found in the gym can be limiting in the types of movements available, resistance bands offer many movement options and stretches to ensure no matter how complex your recovery process may be, resistance bands can help you become stronger.
They are affordable and accessible. There was a time when resistance bands were only used by those completing pilates videos at home, or the professional athlete. Today, resistance bands are available in many sporting stores and even some chemists. They are reasonably cheap, easy to purchase and if you’re not ready to purchase them yet, we have them in our gym for our clients to use when it comes to their rehabilitation and at-home exercise prescription.
However, it’s important not to go into the world of resistance bands blind. They have a lot to offer, so check in with your physiotherapist to find out how resistance bands could be a part of your recovery. Contact the practice for an assessment today on (02) 4721 7798, email firstname.lastname@example.org or simply book your next online appointment here.