Exercise bands are elasticated resistance bands that can be used as a strengthening tool in the rehabilitation of an injury or as an alternative to weights for a general body workout.
The bands come in varying levels of resistance to cater for differences in strength of users. The varying levels are very important when used in the rehabilitation of injuries such as the upper limb or ankle as the incorrect choice of level can hinder the recovery process and thus change the prognosis of the injury.
Resistance bands are also a great exercise alternative for people who travel or who have limited space at home as they are lightweight and fold up to a minimal size. It is importaant that you purchase the correct resistance level of exercise band in ralation to your progress so please speak to your practitioner before purchasing.
Thera-Band® brand products comprise the world’s leading line of progressive elastic resistance exercise products for professional rehabilitation and wellness. They are developed and manufactured by The Hygenic Corporation.
Thera-Band resistance exercise systems are used as tools for rehabilitating and restoring muscle and joint functions and for improving conditioning, balance and building strength. Thera-Band product lines include latex and latex-free bands, natural rubber tubing, exercise balls, hand exercisers, flexible bars, exercise mats, stability trainers, aquatic exercise products, specialized exercise kits, and paraffin heat therapy.
The Thera-Band brand name was first introduced by The Hygenic Corporation in 1978 and has since gained an international reputation with therapists, chiropractors, and professional, licensed sports rehab and performance specialists for quality and effectiveness.
Thera-Band® Exercise Tubing includes natural rubber tubing available in 7 color-coded levels of resistance. Proper use of these systems for resistive exercise provides both positive and negative force on the muscles, improving strength, range of motion and cooperation of muscle groups. Color-coded progressive resistance gives at-a-glance documentation of progress from one level to the next.
With Thera-Band® resistive exercise systems, measuring progress and achieving goals for fitness or therapy is easier than ever before. Different resistance levels are determined by thickness of the tubing. We designed the Thera-Band® exercise tubing with color-coded levels increasing in difficulty from tan to silver. This comprehensive system provides positive reinforcement and feedback for gauging results.
Thera-Band® resistive exercise systems cost much less than other exercise equipment sold with claims of achieving similar results, plus they are portable and versatile with virtually unlimited uses. Recognized and used throughout the world, Thera-Band® exercise tubing is endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association