Dogs Can Be A Physical Therapist’s Best Friend Too!!

I have a fun story that I thought I would share with you.

I currently have a patient that has a foot injury and is doing theraband exercises to strengthen her foot and ankle. Normally with these exercises, the person doing the exercises has to hold one end of the exercise band to apply resistance while the other end wraps around the foot. The foot is then moved against the resistance of the band.

On one occasion when she was doing her exercises her dog grabbed the end of the exercise band and held it for her as she moved her foot against the resistance of the band. We all thought that this was awesome that her dog could help her out during her exercises.

So, if you are doing theraband exercises and you have a dog, maybe you can get them to hold the band for you during your exercises to help you out.

Thanks for reading.

– Shari

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