Temporalis – The broad fan like muscles on the side of your head, integral to jaw movement.
Shin splints, achilles tendinopathy, compartment syndrome, plantar fasciitis, cramping, strains, calf weakness and general pain & tightness
Attach one of each trigger to the middle of the frame and the stopper accessory on the opposite side
Loop the frame around the lower leg with the handles facing backwards, bracing the stopper against the shin
Grab the handles and squeeze them together to apply compression
Rotate the triggers, or move it up and down the calf, to vary the treatment
Use the lock-off cables to do the exercise hands-free
Muscle compression therapy creates micro-tears within the treated muscles. This increases blood flow and stimulates your bodies natural muscle recovery. This increased blood flow brings more nutrients to your muscles during the recovery process. This technique is used frequently in physiotherapy and remedial massage.
Listen to your body
The physiotherapy techniques Beartrap emulates can cause discomfort during treatment, know to therapists as biofeedback. Tighter muscles will experience more micro-tearing, and therefore more pain sensations during treatment. Conversely if the muscle is not as tight the pain response will be minimal. Use this feedback to learn where to treat, and how much compression to apply.
Use it everyday
Beartrap can be used everyday! Each muscle group can be treated safely once per day for 3-5 minutes at a time. If soreness from treatment is significant take a rest day, and decrease the compression you’re applying next time.
Mix it up
The best thing about Beartrap therapy is how adaptable it is. If you find a unique position that helps you relieve pain or increase mobility, add it to your daily treatment!