Benefits of the Theragun

 

In general, the Theragun has been known to:

  • Reduce pain

  • Increase blood flow

  • Break up scar tissue

  • Decrease lactic acid

  • Release muscle spasms

  • Increase lymphatic flow

  • Improve range of motion

  • Improve body awareness

  • Make recovery more efficient and effective (which is one of the reasons patients have gotten their own

 

The Attachments 

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Standard Ball

For large muscle groups like glutes and quads.

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Cone

For pinpoints and small muscle groups.

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Wedge

For shoulder blades, IT bands, scrapping and flushing.

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Thumb

For trigger points and lower back.

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Standard Ball

A more targeted option for overall use.

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Dampener

For tender or bony areas and overall use. 

What is a Theragun?

The Theragun is a massage device that looks (and sounds) like a power drill that uses percussive massage therapy to treat muscle soreness and relieve pain. The tool has increasingly been used by (and found effective for) everyone – from professional athletes to weekend warriors and everyone in between.

What is percussive therapy?

Percussive therapy, also known as percussion therapy, is a form of soft tissue manipulation intended to reduce muscle soreness and increase range of motion. It is a deep muscle treatment that delivers rapid and long vertical strokes into the muscle, causing neuromuscular response.

The Science Behind the Theragun

The Theragun is designed to “talk with the nervous system” using three key combinations:

  • Amplitude: How deep does it go? (The Theragun goes 16mm)

  • Frequency: How quickly does it pulse? (The Theragun uses 2400 pulses per minute on high and 1750 on low speed)

  • Torque: How much pressure until it stalls out? (The Theragun delivers up to 60 pounds of force! Not that you need to, or should be, pressing that hard!)

When you put all three of these together, it will result in a top-grade percussive therapy device.