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The Need for Physical Therapy Equipment


Gone are the days when the physical therapy equipment was considered only to be used by professional athletes who are injured. Now with more and more people getting active, injuries are prone to happen therefore physical therapies are required. It is now used to recover from any major illness or injury or any kind of surgery, burns, nerve damage etc. Physical therapy equipment is not only found in the clinic of the therapist but also can be bought for the patient to use away from the clinic of the therapist.


Most likely a person who is in a therapy program is expected to have his own physical therapy equipment such as resistance bands, finger and hand exercisers, wrist and ankle weights etc. but for the start, they need to be used under supervision to avoid any further injuries. The goal of these exercises which are done with physical therapy equipment is to provide resistance so that the lost strength and muscle can be rebuilt. Also, it must be taken into consideration that the patient is able to use the muscle to its full capacity otherwise it indicates that the proper form of exercises are not done.


It is of prime importance to warm up and stretch before doing any kind of physical therapy exercises. The main motive of these exercises is to improve the strength of muscles and joints as well as increase the flow and circulation of blood in the body.