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198: Creative Strategies For Using Resistance Bands To Improve Function With Dr. JJ Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD

Jan 29, 2024

Do you like new, creative ideas? In this episode we’re talking about why we’re on a kick with resistance bands. Like a lot of equipment we use in neuro rehab it was first intended to be used in the fitness and general rehab population, and because neuro clinicians are crafty we found the uses far surpass strengthening isolated muscles. There are a lot of different types of resistance bands so we’ll talk about some of our favorites. We’ll also discuss different ways these can be used and how they improve movement and function. Resistance bands can be used for error augmentation which engages the cerebellum and leads to learning. They also offer a sensory component that improves movement and function by giving the person using it feedback. Bands can provide assistance for movement an individual may not be strong enough to do on their own allowing their brain to feel what that movement is like. Pick up some new ideas and incentives for using resistance bands in your sessions now!

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