How the Biko Progressive Resistance (PR) Bands Work
The BIKO Progressive Resistance (PR) Bands is an elastic resistance band that runs from the dorsal midline D ring of a standard Roman harness to the tarsal area of the dog’s hind limbs, just below the hock. The bands come in a color-coded system of progressive resistance – yellow (light), red (medium), and green (strong).
The bands stretch slightly as the dog walks and assists the forward movement of the feet, also protecting and preventing the feet from knuckling under. This is very helpful for dogs with poor muscle strength, or nerve disorders that prevent proper foot placement. As the right hind limb moves forward, the resistance that develops in the left Biko PR Band prevents the left foot from slipping sideways or backwards; the process is repeated on the other side as the dog walks.
With more stability and control, dogs with hind limb weakness, lack of coordination, or decreased proprioception can get much more benefit out of exercise – whether walking at home or exercising at a rehab facility.
The Biko PR Bands work well as a sole physiotherapeutic modality, and in conjunction with other modalities such as: the underwater treadmill, cavalettis, peanut exercise balls, balance boards, wheelchairs. And other modalities.
For your practice
The Biko PR Bands Practice Therapy Kit is specifically designed for use in your clinic as an additional physiotherapeutic modality. The kit comes complete with: one set of each resistance strength (yellow – light, red – medium, green – strong) in all seven sizes (21 pairs) , seven sets of extender straps, and one set of cuffs in each size (sizes 1 to 4). For your convenience we also include Roman harnesses.
|PR Bands Individual Kit
Yellow (Light), Red (Medium), Green (Strong)