Safety:

  • This product is not intended to replace the advice and direction of your healthcare provider. If you have any medical conditions, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before using this product.
  • WARNING: IMPROPER USE OF THE THERABAND BANDS MAY CAUSE SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY. Use only as directed by your healthcare provider.
  • By continuing the use of this app for BANDS exercises with your BANDS product, you assume any and all risk. Please follow all instructions listed below to lessen your risk of injury.
  • This product is not a toy and should not be used without adult supervision. Do not chew or allow others (including pets) in your household to chew on this product. Consult your physician before allowing children to exercise.
  • Always examine Thera-Band BANDS before use for nicks, small tears, and punctures or for peeling at each seal that may cause the product to break paying close attention to areas where product has been attached, wrapped or secured to an anchoring device. If you find any flaws upon examination, discard the product and replace before performing any exercises.
  • Should you decide to cut to a different length, be sure to cut on the loop portion and not on any portion of the seal.
  • Do not use this product in any manner that may cause them to snap towards the head and cause injury to eyes. Always wear suitable eye protection during use.
  • Remove rings, watches or other jewelry before using. Beware of long, sharp fingernails or any other objects on the floor or under your shoe that could puncture the product.
  • Ensure that the product is securely fitted and/or anchored to accessories, and around the feet when applicable, during use. When holding inside the loop, always hold the seal versus the center of the loop for optimal safety.
  • Be sure to use this product in an area free from obstructions that could cause an entanglement that could result in serious injury.
  • Detach from any accessories being used with the product before storing product.
  • Do not stretch product more than 4 times its resting length (300% elongation). This includes each loop individually and/or combined. Over-elongating the product could result in serious injury.
  • Do not use this product as a suspension device or while performing body weight training exercises that rely on the product to hold your body weight suspended in the air, these are not intended uses and could result in serious injury.

Care:

  • Should you decide to cut to a different length, be sure to cut on the loop portion and not on any portion of the seal.
  • Store product in a box or hang in dark area. DO NOT expose to direct sunlight or direct heat.
  • Remove rings, watches or other jewelry before using. Beware of long, sharp fingernails or any other objects on the floor or under your shoe that could puncture the product.
  • When using this product in chlorinated water, special care is needed to maintain the product. After use in chlorinated water, rinse product thoroughly in tap water to remove any traces of chlorine. Allow product to air dry completely.
  • Clean with mild soap and water, dry flat.

Practical Exercise Tips

  • Use this product as prescribed by your clinician for the prescribed sets and repetitions. Always take a rest between sets.
  • If you have any increase in pain, dizziness, trouble breathing, or begin to feel sick while exercising, stop and contact your healthcare provider.
  • As with any exercise program, muscle soreness may be experienced over the first few days. If your pain should persist for more than four days, consult your physician. Do not exercise while experiencing pain.
  • For beginners, perform exercises without the product until you are comfortable, and then begin exercises with this product.
  • With standing exercises BODY ALIGNMENT IS CRITICAL. Square your shoulders, contract the abdominals and slightly bend the knees maintaining your balance at all times. Be sure to practice the safest posture possible by maintaining the natural spinal curve.
  • Avoid hyper-extending or over-flexing the joints when exercising. Don’t lock the joints.
  • Breathe evenly while performing these exercises. Exhale during the more difficult phase of the repetition and do not hold your breath at any time.
  • Perform all exercises in a slow, controlled manner. At no time should you feel “out of control”. Take control of the product rather than letting it control you. Do not allow the band to snap back.
  • Exercise with the color/resistance level of product that was prescribed to you by your clinician. If you feel this color/resistance is too light or easy, consult your practitioner prior to increasing to the next color/resistance.