Quadriceps, hamstrings, and adductors – These muscles extend the knee and abducted the hip
Patellofemoral pain, patellar tendinopathy, suprapatellar bursitis, infrapatellar bursitis, Osgood-Schlatter’s, ITB syndrome, chondromalacia patellae, runner’s knee, knee weakness, tightness and general pain
Attach the rollers with the long ring-lock to the second point from the top, and the short ring-lock to the second point up from the handles
Loop the Beartrap around the thigh, with the handles facing down
Place the rollers on either side of the thigh, and grip the frame just above the rollers
Squeeze the frame together and roll it up and down the thigh
Use the lock-off cords to apply the the compression and make this exercise easier
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!