Akron, Ohio : November 15, 2010. Hygenic / Performance Health announces the release of the new Thera-Band Stretch Strap, a revolutionary alternative to static-only stretching straps. The Thera-Band Stretch Strap can be used with both static and contract-relax stretches, which is one of the most effective forms of stretching for improving range of motion (ROM) and flexibility.

The Stretch Strap’s elastic design provides a highly effective contract-relax stretch while its slight “give” supports a more comfortable static stretch. The dual purpose of this strap enables complete replacement of static-only stretching straps.

“Improving flexibility and ROM is often the first goal in rehabilitation treatment, and the first step to increasing strength,” stated April Bertram, product manager for Hygenic / Performance Health. “Although studies show that pre-stretch contraction is one of the more effective stretches for increasing ROM and flexibility, there wasn’t an innovative tool readily available to practitioners or trainers. As the industry leader in progressive exercise systems, we believe we have developed a truly novel stretching strap that can progress the patient or athlete through the course of their treatment. The pre-release product trials we conducted with therapists and trainers confirm our belief.”

Thera-Band Stretch Strap Product ShotThe strap’s multi-loop design allows for comfortable stretching of major muscle groups, extremities and foot related conditions. The numbered loops allow the therapist or trainer to provide clear, accurate instruction when setting goals and limitations. This ensures that the user does not push too far too fast. These numbered loops also provide visual feedback for the user, which validates their progress. Keeping a patient or athlete motivated is crucial to getting them back to their regular activities as quickly as possible.

The Thera-Band Stretch Strap is ideal for both in-clinic use and as part of a clinician-prescribed home exercise program. For more information about this new product or any Thera-Band product, visit http://www.Thera-Band.com or call 800-321-2135.

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