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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here is the answer to your frequently-asked question:


Your question was: What is a latex allergy?

Our experts said: A Latex allergy is the body’s immune system reacting to the proteins found in natural latex. The immune system overreacts by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE) that react with proteins found in the natural rubber latex. These antibodies travel to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction. It’s the powder on traditional latex bands that act as the “vehicle” to transmit the protein to the skin.


TheraBand Latex Free Bands: Frequently Asked Questions
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 new Thera-Band Latex-Free Professional Resistance Bands perform like the Thera-Band Latex Professional Resistance Bands?
Do you have instructions for use for TheraBand Accessories (Assist Strap, Exercise Handle, Door Anchor)?
Does the resistance of TheraBand Latex Free bands match TheraBand latex bands?
How do bands and tubing compare to free weights (such as dumbbells)?
How are the new Thera-Band® Latex-Free Professional Resistance Bands different from other latex-free bands on the market?
How common are latex allergies?
How many calories are burned when strengthening with elastic resistance?
How many resistance levels are offered in the latex-free band product family?
What code do I use for billing patients for Thera-Band bands & tubing?
What are the benefits of the new latex-free bands?
What are the symptoms of a latex allergy?
What color band or tubing should I use?
What is a latex allergy?
What resistance or force is produced by the bands and tubing?
Where can I find more information about latex allergies?