The power-band is a heavy grade elastic resistant band that is a great tool to use through intermediate to advanced stages of a rehab journey, or even for performance enhancing programs.
The two main applications are for power development and increasing stability demands.
The added tension increases the demands of a movement that would be otherwise “unloaded” for example developing horizontal power during sprinting – in other words the ability to accelerate forward. In the picture below, the football (soccer) player is in the intermediate stages of rehab for a hamstring muscle strain (tear). We are doing resisted shuttle runs which loads the muscles responsible for forward acceleration while the hamstring strengthens up.
BHlthSci (Movement Sciences) MPhty, APAM