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Mr. Behnad Honarbakhsh

MPT, BHK, CSCS, CAFCI, D.O.(c) Physiotherapist Vancouver, BC

Behnad Honarbakhsh, Physiotherapy MPT, BHK, CSCS, CAFCI, D.O.(c), discusses the benefits of exercise bands.

Home Equipment: Exercise Bands

There’s a lot of great tools that we can use to transition rehab on the road and home with a client, and the use of exercise tubing allows us to add resistance to some of the drills and patterns that we do at home.

And also it allows us to sometimes stabilize the client while they’re doing something to make it a little bit easier. One of the tools that I frequently use is just a simple exercise tubing that we call a Cook band, and the neat thing about this system is that it’s got attachments at both ends and these actually go into a doorjamb, and you can close the door on it so that you have a point of stability there.

Now you can use the handles to do all sorts of upper body and lower body exercises, or you can attach this end to stabilize the body, unweigh it and do other drills.

It’s light, it’s portable and I find that we can get to a lot of different things by just having one piece of equipment. So if I had to pick one thing this is what I would throw in my suitcase.

Presenter: Mr. Behnad Honarbakhsh, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

BIO: Physiotherapy Now

Behnad is the founder of FIT TO TRAIN Human Performance Systems Inc. in Vancouver British Columbia. He is a practicing clinician having worked at several sports therapy clinics. Behnad was the former Director of Physical Therapy for the Vancouver Canucks NHL Hockey Club, and continues to consult with the team. He was a program coordinator and continues to consult at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) School of Kinesiology as well as UBC’s Varsity Athletics. Behnad has consulted with various university and professional sports teams at national and professional levels, including teams and athletes in the NHL, NBA, MLB, NFL,CFL and MLS.

Behnad is passionate about teaching and continues to combine his diverse clinical skills and years of experience with lecturing in the fields of rehabilitation, injury prevention and performance enhancement. Behnad has a special interest in movement assessment and training and has been involved with Functional Movement Systems since 2001. He is a senior instructor for Functional Movement Systems and on the advisory board for Functional Movement Systems and RacquetfitTM.

Behnad graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (BHK) in Exercise Science, a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT), and a degree in Osteopathy Manual Practice (DOMP) from the Canadian School of Osteopathy. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, has completed a graduate certificate in Orthopedic Manual Therapy at Curtin University (Perth, Australia), certified through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI), and trained in Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) through the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain.

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