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.
Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist