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Best Rehabilitation Exercise Equipment for At-Home Care

Whether you’re baking a cake, fixing a leak, or changing a tire, having the right equipment makes all the difference. Home rehab is no exception. With the best rehabilitation exercise equipment for at-home care, recovering at home is much more effective and easier. Doctors and physical therapists often recommend these pieces of essential physical therapy equipment for home use. 

Best Physical Therapy Equipment for At-home Rehabilitation 

These pieces of physical therapy equipment are affordable, lightweight, and easy to store in your home when not in use, so your space won’t be taken over by bulky equipment. Plus, if you’re traveling, you can easily take your rehabilitation tools with you.   

Foam Rollers 

These firm foam rollers have been used for more than 35 years to help alleviate muscle stiffness and as an aid in physical therapy and home rehabilitation. It’s amazing how many different muscle groups can be addressed with this simple, lightweight cylinder of compressed foam.  

CanDo® Foam Roller 

CanDo Composite extra firm foam roller - black

This durable, extra-firm, molded foam roller is essential for home rehab. This one piece of equipment can help increase blood flow to tight or healing muscles and it won’t lose its shape or degrade with use. It’s a commercial-grade therapy roller, but can also be used at home, so you can count on it to hold up for years to come. With a closed cell design, the CanDo foam roller is also easy to clean.   

CanDo® Half Round Foam Roll 

CanDo half-round foam roller

The CanDo Half Round Foam Roll offers a stable platform for massaging those hard-to-get-at muscle groups, improving circulation and flexibility. This smaller roller is also ideal for muscle posture re-education, spinal stabilization, and other motion and strengthening exercises.  

Shoulder Pulleys 

Shoulder pulleys aid in recovery following a surgery or injury, and can help with shoulder strength and range of motion. Over-the-door models are great for at home rehabilitation because they are so easy to use and to stow away.  

RangeMaster BlueRanger Shoulder Pulley 

OrthOut RangeMaster BlueRanger shoulder pulley with blue cord and black handles

The RangeMaster BlueRanger Shoulder Pulley system helps to provide easy and smooth movement, to increase your range of motion and build strength with less pain. Physical therapists highly recommend this as one of the top-rated shoulder therapy systems at every stage of shoulder rehabilitation.  

This affordable piece of equipment can also address range of motion issues associated with: 

  • Arthritis 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Frozen Shoulder  
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries 
  • Bursitis 
  • Shoulder Impingement 

Resistance Bands and Tubing  

One of the simpler pieces of equipment, resistance bands and tubing, are actually among the most prescribed physical therapy aids. With resistance bands, you don’t need free weights or weight machines to engage your muscles for therapeutic benefit. Your PT may have already sent you home with pages of exercises you can do with them.  

TheraBand® Resistance Bands 

8 rolls of OrthOut Theraband Resistance bands in 8 colors/strengths

For more than 40 years, clinicians, patients, and fitness enthusiasts have trusted TheraBand resistance bands for effective and safe home therapy and strength training. Developed by clinicians, these natural latex, elastic bands have a color-coded system for identifying the correct band strength for your rehab level. With seven resistance levels, ranging from Super Light (3 lbs. of resistance) to Elite (14.2 lbs.), these high-quality bands maintain elongation and pull force properties, for consistent results for the length of your recovery and beyond.    

TheraBand® Exercise Tubing   

7 rolls of Theraband latex resistance tubing, each in a different color

TheraBand exercise tubing performs similarly to their resistance bands and are often prescribed interchangeably. Aside from the obvious difference of being a tube, rather than a flat band, the resistance levels are slightly different as well. The color-coded levels range from extra light (2.4 lbs. of resistance) to heavy (10.2 lbs.).  

Tru™ Resistance Bands 

Tru Medical Resistance Bands, yellow roll in front of package

Tru Medical Resistance Bands come in a five color-coded resistance levels for a step-up approach as rehab progresses. Gain strength, flexibility, and range of motion with these economically priced latex resistance bands. 

CanDo® D-Handles 

CanDo D handles, black with CanDo logo, on white background

CanDo D-handles are a great way to have a more comfortable experience with your resistance bands. The foam-covered handles can be easily attached CanDo exercise bands or to any other resistance bands or tubing by tying them on.  

Hand and Arm Strength Aids 

Strengthening your grip and arm muscles after hand surgery or an injury is serious business. Check out these physical therapy tools, designed to help get that functioning back, so you can get back to your daily activities.   

CanDo® Val-u-Putty  

6 tubs of OrthOut CanDo Val U Putty, each a different color/strenght

With this gripping exercise putty, you can safely build strength and boost circulation in your fingers, hands and forearms. CanDo Val-U-Putty hand exercise tool comes in fun, berry colors, indicating the six consistency levels. This allows you to begin with extra soft and work up to extra firm as your rehab progresses. This odorless, non-stick putty contains no gluten, casein, or latex, and comes in an airtight, resealable container.  

TheraBand® Soft Weights 

Set of 6 OrthOut TheraBand Soft Weights

TheraBand Soft Weights are great for recovering from surgeries, injuries, or atrophy. By providing grip resistance at gradual weights, you can strengthen muscles and increase blood flow to help promote healing. TheraBand Soft Weights can also help with any type of upper-extremity injury. Made from PVC, these small, weighted balls are designed to withstand repeated use at gyms, so you know they’re going to last for your home recovery. These exercise balls come in four weights, each in a different color with their weight, in grams and pounds, clearly marked on each.  

Have Rehabilitation Exercise Equipment Delivered to Your Home  

Filling your home rehab toolbox with these affordable, portable, quality exercise tools has never been easier. At Orthopedic Outfitters, we offer the best home physical therapy equipment on the market. When you shop with OrthOut for your home rehab gear, you benefit from our more than 20 years of experience working with clinicians and consumers. We provide compassionate, timely customer care, so you can get on with your recovery, sports activities, and physiological wellness goals. Plus, when you spend $50 or more, the shipping is free!  

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