Thera-Band® brand products comprise the world's leading line of progressive elastic resistance exercise products for professional rehabilitation, athletic training and home fitness. They are developed and manufactured by The Hygenic Corporation.
Thera-Band resistance exercise systems are used as tools for rehabilitating and restoring muscle and joint functions and for improving conditioning, balance and building strength. Thera-Band product lines include latex and latex-free bands, natural rubber tubing, exercise balls, hand exercisers, flexible bars, exercise mats, stability trainers, aquatic exercise products, specialized kits for athletes and enthusiasts, and paraffin heat therapy.
The Thera-Band brand name was first introduced by The Hygenic Corporation in 1978 and has since gained an international reputation with therapists and sports trainers for quality and effectiveness. The line of resistance exercise products are endorsed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Trusted by numerous professional sports organizations and teams, Thera-Band® Products have a well established reputation in the Professional Therapy market. What's been long trusted by professional therapists for rehabilitative purposes can also be trusted by home fitness enthusiasts for exercise. Thera-Band® Products offer the same benefits for fitness as they do for rehab.
For 25 years, Thera-Band® Products have earned a reputation for results with therapists and professional sports trainers as tools for conditioning, rehab and building strength. Now they´re available in exercise kits so patients can continue their home exercise programs, including sports specific kits developed by professional athletic trainers.
History of Thera-Band Academy
Thera-Band Academy was formed in 1999 when The Hygenic Corporation realized the need to provide evidence for clinical use of their products. Soon, the first searchable database of research articles, comprised of existing scientific literature from the United States and Europe, was compiled on the Thera-Band Academy website. An international group of clinicians and researchers was then established to define and complete research needs on Thera-Band products. The Thera-Band Research Advisory Committee (TRAC) first met in August 1999, and has met every year since. Each year, new international research and clinical applications using Thera-Band products are added to the body of knowledge. In addition, TRAC establishes research initiatives to help promote research in areas of clinical importance: cost effectiveness, behavioral changes, disease and disability risk reduction, chronic disease management, and validation of orthopedic research protocols. 5
The Academy website and research database demonstrate The Hygenic Corporation’s commitment to research and education. The website was developed to link research to practice using an integrated, cross-referenced database that allows users to search for research, protocols, and exercise programs by a specific body part, disease, injury, sport, or product. Today, Thera-Band Academy maintains the largest electronic database of research articles on Thera-Band products, including elastic resistance, exercise balls, and balance training products.