You often see resistance bands used at the gym or by fitness enthusiasts, but they were first used in sports medicine for injury recovery and prevention. In sports training and rehab, a common goal is to work isolated muscles. This can’t always be done using weight machines. They help with getting the underused muscles more strength, this helps to prevent future injuries.
If you are injured, resistance bands can come to the rescue. If you try to do strenuous exercise after an injury, you run the risk of harming yourself further. With resistance bands, you can exercise isolated muscles without burdening the muscles, tendons, joints and bones of the injured area. When you use resistance bands to exercise the injury-free parts of your body, you benefit from increased blood circulation, which assists with speeding up your recovery.
Always contact your therapist or physician before you start a routine of any kind.