April 14, 2011 — Performance Health recently announced the availability of the new Thera-Band Starter Dispenser Pack, a 15-count display-ready box of pre-cut Thera-Band Professional Resistance Bands.
With a minimal investment, clinicians can provide patients a professional resistance band that supports their prescribed at-home treatment.
Each Starter Pack contains 15 individually wrapped 5-foot latex bands in a single Thera-Band color/resistance level. Each band is accompanied by a Basic Exercise Guide that outlines 17 commonly used exercises for the neck, shoulder, back, hip, foot, and ankle.
The Starter Packs are available in five levels of progressive resistance — yellow, red, green, blue, and black — which represent a range from light level of resistance, perfect for early rehab, all the way to a heavy level, which is suited for fitness training.
“Thera-Band Professional Resistance Bands, provided in the new Starter Dispenser Pack, are the original resistance bands in the industry, are time-tested, and are proven to help patients progress toward specific goals,” stated Phil Page, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, director of clinical education and research, Performance Health. “The progressive resistance of Thera- Band products parallels the basic concept of a rehabilitation progression. As patients improve in their strength and mobility, the level of elastic resistance training can be increased with ability. The colors represent an increase in resistance.”
The light-weight, portable nature of Thera-Band Professional Resistance Bands, the only resistance bands endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), makes it easy to incorporate an exercise program into any lifestyle. They can be used at home, in the office, or even while traveling.
The exercises outlined in the guide were selected under the direction of practicing physical therapists, chiropractors, and podiatrists to address the most common ailments they treat on a daily basis.
Source: Thera-Band, www.theraband.com