Therapists’ Choice © Stretch Strap
Stretching used to be only for physical therapy. This is why some stretch straps have remained in service of individuals trying to get their way back into normalcy after a breakthrough operation like knee replacement surgery. Why is the Therapists’ Choice Stretch Strap is still one of the most recommended tool for physical therapists today?
- The Therapists’ Choice© Stretch Strap is one of the lightest stretch bands available in the market today, weighing only at 4.8 ounces. It is the same as the shipping weight.
- The material found in this band consists of 2 sides of functional sides of the same stretch strap: firm, non-stretchable nylon on one side and elastic stretchable loops on the other side.
- This strap in available in 2 different colors - light purple and black.
- Dimensions are measured at 6.2 x 3.8 x 1 “.
- Length alone is measured at 4.5 feet.
- The package expected to arrive comes with the basic instructional manual.
- The Therapists’ Choice© Stretch Strap is often found useful by patients who just got out of the hospital.
- Out-patients are more susceptible to using this through recommendations given by their personal trainers or physical therapists.
- Physical therapists themselves keep a strap in their office for their in-house therapy sessions.
- Patients found it easier to undergo physical therapy sessions with the help of this strap as it gives them an idea how their therapy sessions have progressed.
- Even non-patients find the Therapists’ Choice © Stretch Strap if they wanted to forego the weight and go with resistance training instead.
- Some patients immediately purchased their own Therapists’ Choice Stretch Strap upon learning of the option to do so. They still use the strap even after the therapy session has ended.
- This strap works best for individuals needing specific stretches like flexing their quads, hamstrings and heel sides.
- The nylon side of the Therapists’ Choice© Stretch Strap makes this stretch band less stretchable. Only the loops stretch out as far as it could.
- It may not work for people taller than 6 feet or more as this could only stretch up to 4.5 feet despite the stretchable loops.
- For people mentioned as too tall for this strap, they had to resort to specific positions provided in the instructional manual to adjust themselves to the strap instead of the strap adjusting to them.
- Gravity Fitness Stretching Strap
- The Fitness Stretching Strap by Gravity is one of the premium priced stretch bands available in the market due to the material found in this product.
- The strap itself is 8 feet long with 12 stretching loops to grip in the middle of the stretching routine.
- The handles found in this stretch strap are padded with Neoprene, a sponge material found in some fitness tools for a more comfortable grip.
- The package comes with a nylon storage bag, making it easy to carry around whenever you find the opportunity to stretch.
- While most straps are often pitched towards students of Pilates and yoga, Gravity is confident enough to pitch it even to students of Crossfit.
- The Original Stretch Out Strap by OPTP
- The Original Stretch Out Strap by OPTP is one of the first stretch straps conceptualized for fitness routines and physical therapy sessions.
- The main problem addressed as early as 1993 when the Original Stretch Out Strap by OPTP is flexibility.
- Self-help options for stretching oneself are achieved with the help of this strap due to the simple yet effective exercises displayed on the exercise book.
- Not too pricey but not too cheap either as it is one of the first products of its kind.
- Rating is at 7 out of 10. It could possibly get a higher rating if not for the limited range to the point of being exclusively for therapy purposes.
- The Therapists’ Choice © Stretch Strap is recommended to people still unfamiliar with the concept of using stretch bands to gain, or regain, their flexibility on their own.
- But to ensure that less injuries would occur, having your physical therapist help you use this product is still highly advised.
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