TheraBand Professional Non-Latex Resistance Bands
TheraBand Professional Non-Latex Resistance Bands help users rehabilitate injuries, improve functional living, enhance athletic performance, and makes measuring progress and achieving goals for fitness or therapy easy. The resistance bands are easy-to-use, convenient, portable, and are an effective alternative to free weights and weight machines. They can be used in the clinic, at-home, or on-the-go. They are available in 8 color-coded levels of progressive resistance, giving at-a-glance documentation of progress from one level to the next and allows the user to progress as they get stronger. This is also an ideal choice for latex-sensitive users as it’s not made from natural rubber latex.
Thera-Band® Elastic Resistance as Effective as Dumbbells
Because the convenience and accessibility of elastic bands and tubing can benefit patients continuing with rehab exercises at home, a study was conducted to confirm that elastic resistance is as effective as isotonic resistance without the hassle of dumbbells.
The study involved 16 healthy female workers, and testing was performed on all participants using both elastic tubing and dumbbells. The researchers compared three exercises with comparable intensities of elastic isotonic resistance.
Results: Comparably high levels of muscle activation were obtained during exercises with dumbbells and elastic resistance, indication that therapists can choose either type in clinical practice, thus allowing them to customize rehabilitation programs.
Thera-Band Strength Training Offers Significant Physiological Benefits
Access to strength training equipment is frequently cited as a barrier to participating in a strengthening exercise program. Recognizing the availability of resistance bands, researchers compared two training programs to determine if there were any differences between band and machine strength training. The 10-week study involved 45 middle-aged women.
Results: Thera-Band resistance bands offer significant physiological benefits that are compared to those obtained from weight machines in the early phase of strength training. The authors suggested that elastic resistance is a much more cost-effective, convenient and portable way to exercise than weight machines.
Study Shows Easy, 2-Minute Exercise Significantly Reduces Pain in Office Workers
Neck pain combined with shoulder pain is a common problem among desk workers, particularly those using a desktop computer. Researchers completed a study in which subjects with neck and shoulder pain were randomly assigned to a non-exercising control group, or to a two-minute or a 12-minutre exercise group. The exercise groups performed a lateral raise with Thera-Band Exercise Tubing five days per week for 10 weeks for either two or 12 minutes.
Results: Both exercise groups significantly reduced their neck/shoulder pain and tenderness, and significantly increased their strength compared to the control group. As there was no signficant difference between the exercise groups, the researchers concluded that as little as two minutes of Thera-Band exercise per day can significantly reduce pain and tenderness in office workers with neck/shoulder pain..