Once patients are discharged from an episode of care, they usually will review a self-management program to be performed at home. Self-management programs are crucial for patients to continue to progress and reach their respective goals. For patients to be successful, clinicians need to understand how to utilize an individualized self-management approach1. The clinician needs to design a plan targeting biomechanical, psychological, and individual characteristics1.
The main goal is to make the patient an active participant in the process. We need to implement strategies for patients to be successful with their long-term self-management programs.
Also, we need to help guide patients to discover what products are available to help facilitate continual growth and improvement.
So what products are in the Home Exercise Package?
Being stuck at home does not mean your exercise program should be stuck too. Get ready to work out because we’re BRINGING THE GYM TO YOU! This versatile and complete ten-piece set provides nearly unlimited options for strength training, stretching, balance, low-impact aerobics, mobility, and even post-workout massage. Everything needed for a total upper and lower body workout is here.
These packages include choices of an Exercise Mat, a balance pad, three different Multi-Grip Exercisers, five different Latex Band Loops, a set of Cuff Weights, an Inflatable Exercise Ball, a hand pump for the ball, a Dynamic Stretch Strap, and a Foam Roller.
The mat is perfect for your workouts as it offers extra padding with the convenience of being thin enough to roll-up and take anywhere.
The Multi-Grip Exercisers – one of each X-Light, Medium, and X-Heavy resistance – allow users to perform numerous high-impact upper and lower body strength and resistance training exercises.
The Latex Band Loops – one of each X-Light, Light, Medium, Heavy, and X-Heavy resistance – add additional resistance to traditional exercises, improve strength and build muscular endurance.
The hand pump is for the Inflatable Exercise Ball, which improves balance, coordination, and flexibility.
The Dynamic Stretch Strap is the perfect complement to any home exercise program as it’s ideal for improving movement, range-of-motion, and flexibility.
The pair of Cuff Weights come with 5 lbs. of inserts that can be removed to adjust the heaviness. Suitable for wrists or ankles, they feature a D-Ring closure for a snug fit and padded interior for comfort.
The Balance Pad is an ideal platform for low-impact aerobics and vestibular training. Or stand on it and use the loops, exercisers, or weights to increase difficulty and effectiveness.
Once the workouts are done, it’s time to relax with a massage. This black composite Foam Roller is just the massage tool you want. Fully round and sized at 6″ x 12″, this is the roller you’ve seen at the gym or PT office. Ideal for a deep tissue massage after an intensive workout, this roller is fantastic for stretching and rehabilitating.
These are just some of the products patients can use to help address their own impairments and functional limitations. Patients should find what works best for them and what products would be the most beneficial.
Consult with your healthcare professional before engaging in any activity or exercise program.
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Article Written By Eric Trauber, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT
- Hutting N, Johnston V, Stall JB, and Heerkens YF. (2019). Promoting the use of self-management strategies for people with persistent musculoskeletal disorders: the role of physical therapists. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Volume 49, Number 4: 212-215.