Therabands for Muscle Strength and Pain Relief
For the best results to relieve a person from back, muscle and joint pain, a patient must be active in the healing process. This not only means seeking chiropractic care but in many cases by including and following through on certain exercises prescribed by the caregiver. Often, the use of therabands can be very effective in helping to build up strength in a patient’s muscles.
What is a theraband?
It is a a thin strip of stretchy material that when used the proper way helps to build and strengthen weak muscles by using resistance. Therabands were invented over a 100 years ago by a Swede named Gustav Gossweiler. Therabands have been widely used since the 1960s by chiropractors, physical therapists, and other health practitioners. The bands come in different colors, each color specifies the amount of resistance of the band. For example, the yellow band has the least resistance, and the darker the therabands are, the more resistance they offer.
Chiropractic and therabands
Chiropractic care and therabands work together in perfect harmony. A chiropractor adjusts and aligns a patient’s body relieving them of stress on nerves and reducing inflammation. But if the muscles are weak, the body will often continue to slip back to the position it was in, causing the pain to continue or return. The right non-aggressive exercise using a theraband helps build up the muscles in the area, which in turn, will keep the chiropractic adjustments in the proper position, thus helping to keep the patient pain free.
Other good stuff
Here are some other things to know about therabands. First, they are relatively inexpensive . Under $75.00. They are also easy to carry around and can be used in small rooms.
Always remember, for the optimal benefits of therabands a patient should follow the exercise plan that the chiropractor prescribes.
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Long Van, D.C. joined the team at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians in 2008. He has experience in helping the human body function properly through the natural approach, and enjoys reading up on new information concerning medical conditions and associated treatments available.