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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here is the answer to your frequently-asked question:


Your question was: What is the OMNI Scale, and how is it used?

Our experts said: The OMNI scale was developed by Dr. Robert Robertson to help exercisers rate their perceived exertion (RPE) visually with pictures. The scale has been proven valid and reliable in a variety of exercise modes and populations. Several studies have shown that the OMNI scale is effective for Thera-Band resistive exercise (Colado et al. 2008, 2009). For more information on the OMNI scale book by Robertson, visit Human Kinetics Publishers.

View the OMNI scale here.


TheraBand Tubing: Frequently Asked Questions
Can I print handouts from your website for my clients?
Can I use multiple pieces of bands or tubing to increase the resistance of an exercise?
Can Thera-Band resistance bands / tubing be chewed for oral sensory input exercises?
Do I need to have eye protection while using Thera-Band elastic resistance?
Do the bands or tubing stretch out over time with repeated use?
Do Thera-Band latex bands and tubing contain phthalates, PVC, or lead?
How do bands and tubing compare to free weights (such as dumbbells)?
How many calories are burned when strengthening with elastic resistance?
What color band or tubing should I use?
What is RPE or "Rating of Perceived Exertion"
What is the OMNI Scale, and how is it used?
What resistance or force is produced by the bands and tubing?