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Learn to Thrival the right way

You know you need better self-care. But, let’s face it, foam rollers and lacrosse balls for active recovery are time-consuming and inefficient. Typical one-size-fits-all psoas tools just aren’t right for most people. When you want one tool that does it all, and the confidence to use it right for your whole body, Thrival is the all-in-one tool for every-body.

Learn to Improve Leg Mobility

Leg Mobility Techniques

Most athletes need regular maintenance on the muscles of the legs. These are great stretches for runners, and CrossFit athletes.

Release the Outer Glute with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

The outer muscles of the glut are important for stability of the hip, especially in single leg exercises. With adhesion, tightness and trigger points in the glut medius, minimus and the TFL, athletes often end up with hip injuries and IT band syndrome. It Band syndrome can lead athletes, especially runners, to miss weeks, even months of training. By targeting these muscles, athletes can prevent and treat IT band injury and also improve hip stability.

Release the IT Band with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

IT band syndrome is a very stubborn problem for many athletes, especially crossfit athletes and runners. Unfortunately foam rollers can make the IT band worse! When performing self manual therapy on the IT band we want to make sure that the IT Ban can move during treatment. This means that we need a tool that allows the IT band to sit without pressure while moving.

Release the Hamstrings with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

Better hamstring flexibility is a goal of many athletes. With improved hamstring flexibility, we can prevent injuries like hamstring tears, hip strain, and low back injury. This method of self manual therapy of the hamstring will increase hamstring flexibility and eliminate trigger points and hamstring adhesion.

Learn to Reduce neck Pain

Techniques to Relieve Neck Pain

Stop running to the chiropractor, PT, or massage therapist every time you get neck and shoulder pain. Use Thrival to relieve neck and shoulder pain at home!

Release the Upper Neck with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

The upper neck muscles can cause nerve entrapment, headaches, neck pain, and neck spasms. In this video, we show you how to release the tension in the neck by manual therapy of the upper neck muscles. A few important nerves run right through these muscles and can become trapped. When they do they can cause headaches behind the eyes, headaches in the bottom of the skull (the occiput), or headaches at the temple.

Release the Neck with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

Relieve neck tension and pain with this technique. You can treat “text neck” by releasing the muscle on the back of the neck. In this video, we will focus on the major muscles on the back of the neck.

Learn to REduce Pectoralis Tears

Pectoralis Maintenance Techniques

Pectoralis tears are too common in many sports. Football players, CrossFit athletes, and powerlifters can all experience pec major tears. But, tight pectoralis muscles can cause upper back and neck pain too. Prevent pectoralis tears and treat tight pec major and minor tightness with Thrival.

Release the Pec Major with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

The pec major is critical for the power and strength of the upper extremities. Because so many athletes target the pec major with demanding training exercises, we often see injuries like tears to the pec major. With careful self-manual therapy, using Thrival, we can prevent pec major tears, increase upper body strength, and improve shoulder mobility. But this method is also a great way for anyone who works at a computer to stretch and prevent pain from sitting at a desk for prolonged periods.

Learn to Improve ROTATOR CUFF Mobility

RotaTOR CUFF Mobility Techniques

The Rotator Cuff is a group of muscles that connect the shoulder blade with the Humerus. These muscles stabilize and move the shoulder. Rotator Cuff tears can prevent athletes from competing and training for long periods of time. Using Thrival, we can treat Rotator Cuff injuries and prevent shoulder injury.

Release the Lower Rotator Cuff with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

Learn how to self treat the lower part of the rotator cuff, a muscle called the infraspinatus. This rotator cuff muscle can cause pain in the back and side of the shoulder. When malfunctioning it can cause tightness in the shoulder and be a primary cause of rotator cuff tears.

Release the Upper Rotator Cuff with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

The supraspinatus is the most commonly injured muscle of the rotator cuff. For athletes who do a lot of overhead lifting, it is very important to self treat this rotator cuff muscle. Using Thrival, we can target both sides of the rotator cuff very efficiently. Adhesion, trigger points or tightness in the supraspinatus can feel like a rotator cuff injury or tear. Using this method of self manual therapy, we can prevent rotator cuff injury.

Release the Subscapularis with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

This often-overlooked muscle, the subscapularis, is very important for self-manual therapy of the rotator cuff. When this muscle is tight or has adhesion and trigger points, it can cause pain in any part of the shoulder. It will also affect the movement and flexibility of the shoulder. Nearly impossible to get to with any other tool, the Thrival Meat Grinder is the perfect way to treat the deepest part of the rotator cuff.

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