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Free Weights - One of the classic exercise systems found in many of the best physical rehabilitation centers are free weights. They are great tools for helping patients develop strength, stamina, and coordination. The intensity of the workout is easily adjustable, allowing your patients to adjust the amount of weight used on the arms and legs to match their current levels of development.

Exercise Balls - Another simple yet effective tool for the modern physical therapy clinic is the exercise ball. Exercise balls are durable spheres that are great for stretching many parts of the body and promoting balance and coordination. Exercise balls come in many shapes and sizes, giving you further control over how your patients progress through their exercise programs. These balls are available in a variety of different strengths and forms, with specialized models allowing rehabilitation of specific areas of the body and more general designs giving patients access to a full range of exercise options. The selection of colors, strengths, and sizes allows you to work with children and adults of virtually all sizes. Exercise balls are great for in-home physical therapy as well!

Exercise Bikes - The exercise bike is another piece of equipment found in most modern physical therapy centers. This invaluable tool is a great way to help patients recover from foot, leg, and ankle therapies as well as build stamina and strength throughout their legs. We use a wide selection of professional-grade exercise bikes designed to help patients in a variety of ways. SOme models provide real-time feedback regarding the health and fitness level of the user, giving you the tools you need for constant evaluation of progress throughout the rehabilitation process. Even though the bike can be tough on those with knee pain when bending the long term benefits are worth fighting for. Many physical therapists prefer recumbent stationary bicycles over upright bicycles for recovering patients, as they are ideal for use with all age groups, encourage thoracic and lumbar flexion and help to keep a stable zone of apposition

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Treadmills - You can rehab quicker with treadmills! They reduce impact and pain while you rehab and get back to your normal self, they maintain and develop fitness while rehabilitating from injury or surgery, it helps build confidence and achieves a quick and full recovery. Treadmills reduce the stress and impact on your joints and muscles while you exercise, they take the pain out of exercise and running by reducing your bodyweight and impact, You can build endurance and leg strength without the usual pounding and impact on your body, you can Ppsh your training sessions further and longer with less risk of injury, One recovers quicker after a game, race or hard workout - "active recovery”

Resistance Bands - Exercise bands, also known as resistance bands or resistance tubing, are one of the best ways to build strength. They also help serve as a remedy for joint pain. We use a variety of styles depending on the therapy. Each comes with various levels of resistance, allowing you to gradually increase resistance as we perform the exercises correctly and build muscle strength. Forms of resistance training have a long history in physical therapy environments, especially since healing exercises are easy to do at home, in addition to the therapy session. And resistance bands can come in especially handing if you’re looking for knee-strengthening exercises.

A recent study examined if best home-based rehab program using resistance bands on the lower extremities resulted in positive outcomes. The focus was specifically on those with knee osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease. We found that 
using the bands found they obtained more stability and overall improvement in the functionality of their knees when using the bands. Resistance band training improves overall quality of life in individuals suffering from knee osteoarthritis. 
Another perk is these bands Improve hip functionality
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