FAQ

TheraBand is a brand of products that comprise the world's leading line of progressive elastic resistance exercise products for professional rehabilitation, exercise, and wellness. They are developed and manufactured by Performance Health which is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.

Performance Health also owns consumer and clinical brands such as, Perform®, Biofreeze®, Cramer® Sports Medicine, Active Ankle®, Bon Vital®, BV Spa®, TheraPearl®, Prossage® and Pedigenix®.

The TheraBand brand name was first introduced by The Hygenic Corporation/Performance Health in 1978 and has since gained an international reputation with therapists, chiropractors, and professional, licensed sports rehab and performance specialists for quality and effectiveness. Clinicians have been using and recommending TheraBand products for over 30 years due to the high level of quality needed to support clinical practice.

Thera-Band products are backed by over 800 evidence-based research articles and references with quantifiable proven results. Each product also comes with instructions that are used and written by licensed Physical Therapists.

TheraBand is a Strategic Business Partner with the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association).

Your abdominals are frequently referred to as core muscles. To be clear, your core is more than just your abdominal muscles, though that is what many people associate with the word. The glutes, lower back muscles and hip muscles all stabilize the trunk, including the spine and pelvis, and core strength training targets these muscles. Strong abs will improve your form when running, reduce injuries, and make you faster.

A great product to build core strength is the TheraBand Mini-Ball. It’s a small ball that was designed to specifically target the key muscles in the abdomen/core. The ball features a light texture that is easy to grip and won’t slip when in use. The product also comes with detailed instructions written by a licensed Physical Therapist.

The TheraBand Foot Roller is a perfect solution for people who suffer from the pain associated with plantar fasciitis and sore and tired feet. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition affecting the thick muscle that runs along the bottom of your foot, i.e. the plantar fascia. People with plantar fasciitis suffer from intense pain, soreness and stiffness that gets worse when not properly treated. The TheraBand Foot Roller was designed to deliver a relaxing massage to the plantar fascia and its hollow core helps the roller to conform to any foot size or shape. This simple device is easy to use and can be chilled to provide greater relief during use.

It’s a well-known fact that recovery days are important because it allows your body time to heal and recover from the strenuous activity that breaks down your muscle tissue. When you exert your body intensely during training, your body takes a beating, literally. It’s common to feel aches and pains during training, but it’s important to listen to your body, as pain is also a sign of injury. Conditioning with TheraBand products as part of your training regimen allows you to safely reach your goals without sacrificing your body in the process. Keep the muscles in your feet stretched and relaxed by using the TheraBand Foot Roller; and cool down with a stretching routine using the TheraBand Stretch Strap. These are just 2 examples of products that can help you keep moving pain free and doing what you love.

The TheraBand Balance Trainer is a simple, cushion-like product that is clinically proven to improve balance and reduce ankle injury. When used as part of your training and conditioning program you can build strength in key muscles in your ankles and hips as well as improve your overall balance.

Stretching is an important part of maintaining muscle flexibility, range of motion and can help reduce the risk of injury. Athletes, especially runners, who perform the same movements repeatedly, can have issues with muscle imbalance. For example, when a specific muscle group is tight, it can pull your body out of alignment, increasing the risk of injury as well as affecting your form and posture which can affect your over-all performance in general. This means that stretching important muscle groups that support your running is critical to keep you running safely and more effectively.

The TheraBand Stretch Strap is a revolutionary stretching device that provides a more effective dynamic stretch vs. classic static stretches, due to the built in elastic in the fabric. A dynamic stretch is a stretch that uses momentum to propel the muscle into an extended stretch; or more simply stated a stretch while moving. When used with our dynamic stretches one can improve overall flexibility and range of motion in key muscle groups to support your body throughout your training. The Strap features multiple loops that allow you to effectively and safely get into proper position, while the numbed marks help you to visually see yourself progress into deeper stretches.

Runners can use Bands in a number of ways throughout their training and condition. You can use Bands to help build strength in your upper and lower body, as well as using them to perform stretches to your lower body, like legs and feet. The TheraBand Latex-Free Bands come complete with 3 level of progression. As you progress through each color you increase the level of resistance. The TheraBand Latex-Free Bands are an easy to use option, yet very effective tool that can build strength and flexibility.

The TheraBand CLX Resistance Band is a patented exercise tool that links a continuous series of resistive loops, creating an ultra-portable, intuitive tool that can quickly be adjusted to perform a seemingly endless array of exercises. The resistance supercharges existing exercises and introduces new possibilities, many of which work the upper and lower body in concert for maximum impact. The innovatively simple consecutive loops enable a range of new benefits fast shifts from exercise to exercise and back, more full body exercises, built in easy-grip options for greater comfort and new functional movements, easy anchoring to pull up bars, door handles and other equipment, and elimination of the need to tie knots as with traditional resistance bands. In a 2015 study, users sampled preferred CLX by 96% over traditional resistance bands. CLX also offers seven resistance levels from beginner to elite, as well as the ability to create easier resistance changes simply by moving loops. TheraBand CLX offers multiple grip options including ergonomic open hand, wrist and body part anchoring (hands free) for exercises where holding, swinging, shooting, or kicking something else under resistance is desired.

Anytime a consumer asks about a specific pain, always comment that they should see a doctor if the pain is persistent or serious.

Many runners experience pain in their hips and knees due to issues with form, muscle tightness and/or weakness, or body type and build. Strength training and proper stretching during your training, conditioning and recovery program is ideal in helping the body stay strong and flexible during training periods. The TheraBand CLX or Latex-Free Bands can be used to build strength in key muscle groups in the upper and lower body, and the TheraBand Stretch Strap can be used to increase range of motion and flexibility.

Muscular arms and shoulders help maintain speed when running. When you run, your arms counterbalance the motion of your legs, resulting in saved energy. The swing of the arms helps propel the body forward so the lower body isn't doing all the work. And a strong upper body bolsters a runner's form when fatigue sets in. The TheraBand Tubing with Handles comes complete with clinically used and recommended exercises to strengthen muscles in the upper and lower back. You can also use the Tubing to do some of your favorite upper body exercises as well.

The TheraBand Roller Massager is ideal to use before and after every workout, for self-massage. This innovative tool can be used for myofascial release and deep tissue massage. Used post activity, the Roller Massager helps break down the lactic acid that builds up in the muscles during exertion (this is the burning sensation you feel in your muscles during high levels of activity). Lactic acid build up can sacrifice performance by negatively impacting the systems that maintain muscle contraction. The Roller Massager also helps promote blood flow to aid in muscle repair and growth. Roller Massagers are popular with runners, cyclists, and others who seek the benefits of massage and trigger point therapy as part of their conditioning and recovery regimen. The Portable Roller Massager features retractable handles that makes it easy to store and is perfect for travel. A Standard Roller Massager is also available and features textured grip handles that do not retract.