A resistance band or the thera band is basically used in physical therapy to recover from injuries. These bands are used for a wide range of exercises, like for instance in exercises undertaken to straighten the spine and most of the physiotherapy techniques/exercises meant for frozen shoulder.
There are different kinds of physio bands (thera bands) available in the market and the colour coding helps in distinguishing the resistance level. Starting from yellow to black, each colour is coded/fortified with a different grade of resistance. The bands also vary in width and thickness depending on the resistance. It is very important to choose the right band to suit your specific needs.
These bands are an alternative to weight training as they also help in strengthening the muscles. Moreover, these bands are also effective in enhancing resistance.
Resistance bands, essentially facilitate the workout of the entire body minus any adverse side effects. These bands increase metabolic output and help to improve and maintain dynamic flexibility, apart from burning body fat. Resistance bands also reduce joint and muscle injuries.
Resistance bands essentially facilitate the workout of the entire body minus any adverse side effects.Thera bands are available for every age group, affordable, easy to use and can greatly improve overall muscle strength and flexibility. These bands help in gaining back the muscle movement and strength, which may be lost due to any injury or disease.
It is important to understand that thera bands/resistance bands and tubing are not toys. Therefore one should consult a physician before allowing children to exercise with these.
If you experience sharp pain, shortness of breath, dizziness or light headedness with any of these exercises, you should stop immediately and contact your healthcare provider.
Like other exercise programmes, muscle soreness may be experienced over the first few days. However, if your pain persists for more than 3 or 4 days, consult your physician or therapist. Do not exercise while experiencing pain.