Thera-Band Tubing: the original resistive exercise tubing, is available in 8 different color-coded resistances in 25 ft. & 100 ft. rolls. Thera-Band Tubing is a cost-effective and non-threatening tool for rehab & therapeutic exercise. Resistance tubes are widely used for rehabilitation from muscle and joint injuries and for aerobics and general conditioning. TheraBand is the only resistive exercise band endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). These 6" wide latex exercise bands come in different, color-coded resistance levels, distinguished by the thickness of the band:
Tubing Color to Tubing Thickness Comparison: The pounds of pull needed to stretch a 12" band length to 24" is as follows: yellow/thin 2.5 lb, red/medium 4.5 lb, green/heavy 5.0 lb, blue/extra heavy 7.5 lb, black/special heavy 9.0 lb, silver/super heavy 15.0 lb
Achieving your Fitness or Therapy Goals: The progressive resistance system makes it easy to measure progress in achieving fitness or therapy goals. Here's how it works. You start with a Theraband Tube that has a comfortable resistance. As you use the Thera-Band exercise tube, your muscle strength and endurance improves. The exercises become easier and easier to do. When you are ready for more of a challenge, simply move to a higher-resistant tube (i.e. shift from yellow to red or green to blue). This increases the intensity of the exercise. The color-coded progressive resistance system provides at-a-glance feedback of your progress (also providing positive reinforcement). Thera-Band Exercise Guidelines: Thera-Band use can improve the cooperation of muscle groups. It also works on strength and range of motion. Thera-Band's unique properties allow them to be stretched and relaxed in a smooth and consistent manner. This prevents the bounce at the end of a range of motion exercise that can cause muscle spasms.
When exercising, keep in mind the following:
- Warm up the muscle groups before exercising.
- Don't use body oil with the theraband.
- Maintain good posture. Keep your wrists straight and in line with your elbows.
- Don't bend your wrists. If you start to lose your posture, stop and reposition yourself.
- Breathe normally. Exhale during the most difficult phase and inhale during the easiest. Don't hold your breath.
- Use controlled movements.
- Don't continue exercising if anything hurts while you are training.
- When you finish your workout, stretch.
- Tip: Make a handle by tying a loop in the tube or by tying two tubes together.
Thera-Band Use and Care: Please consult your doctor or healthcare provider before beginning an exercise program. Then, while using the band, stay in tune with your body. If any exercise causes you to hurt - stop! Don't over exert yourself. Caring for Thera-Band is simple. Just store it out of direct sunlight. And regularly examine it for nicks, tears, or punctures that might cause the band to snap.
Most orders are shipped via UPS whenever possible.
Shipping charges are prepaid and added to your invoice.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - We do not ship to countries other than the USA & Canada. If you wish to order products and would like to ship them to other countries, please procure your own international carrier like FEDEX, UPS or DHL and they may pick up from our facility at the following address: ELGIN DIVISION, 1002 EAST THIRD STREET, SANDWICH, ILLINOIS 60548.
NOTE: If you would like to use your own UPS account number, we are happy to create a promo code that will be your UPS account number for you to enter at the checkout screen. That way you will only be charged by UPS and not by Elgin.
Truck Shipments - It is your responsibility to arrange for your own receiving, unpacking, placement of merchandise and removal/disposal of product packaging. You may, however, request for one or all of the following special services for an additional fee:
24 Hour Advance Notice
Inside Delivery - where the trucker brings your merchandise within the first set of doors
Lift Gate Service - if your facility does not have a loading dock
Please allow up to 6 weeks delivery time for furniture, mats, capital equipment & any products with custom colors.
Please call Elgin Division at 1-800-279-3762 for shipping quotes and estimated lead times.
Customers are responsible for any shipping redirect fees.
BECAUSE OF FRAUD ISSUES IN HIGH-RISK STATES, IF A PACKAGE IS ORDERED FROM WITHIN THE STATE OF TX, FL, NJ or TX, WE CANNOT SHIP TO AN ADDRESS OTHER THAN THE BILL TO ADDRESS FROM WITHIN THAT STATE.
Damaged or short shipments must be reported within 48 hours of receiving the order.
Inspect all cartons for damage immediately upon receiving. If shipment arrives damaged or if the box appears damaged, please do the following:
Note damage on the delivery bill and have the driver sign it, acknowledging the damage.
Contact Elgin Division Customer Service within 48 hours of receiving shipment at 1-800-279-3762 to start processing an insurance claim. An order will be entered at that time to replace the merchandise.
Save the container and merchandise for inspection.