In the world of recovery, there are tools that come in all different shapes and sizes. I have tried rollers, lacrosse balls, roller sticks, foot rollers, and compression gear. I got the Therawheel to test out and I was excited because it combines an ab roller and tool to roll out muscles.
The Therawheel was designed by Certified Athletic Trainer Tom Jennings. Tom has over 25 years in the sports and fitness field. He has helped people from the weekend warrior to Olympic athletes prevent and recover from injures. Tom also spent 6 years working for the Indiana Pacers.
The Therawheel looks like an ab roller, which is not a new tool. Tom took this idea to a whole new level by making small changes in the design for use in trigger point release is new. Tom made the wheels concaved with wider and thinner sections, depending on what part of the wheel you use on your muscles. I really liked this aspect of the Therawheel because it made it simple to adjust the amount of intensity you wanted to use on a specific muscle.
I tried the Therawheel Core. This model has two wheels that are attached to a padded shaft. The wheels roll easily and you can find several video’s on YouTube if you type Therawheel in the search bar. Here are two videos that are common injuries for new runners.
Multiple uses (massage/exercise)
Can adjust intensity easily
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I really like the Therawheel. It really got into some muscles like no other tool I have tried. In my testing, I used the Therawheel for ab workouts and some existing issues that are a result of my marathon training. The Therawheel Core costs $49.95 an can be purchased at the Therawheel website. I will continue to foam roll and stretch, but the introduction of the Therawheel is just another tool that will help me to remain injury free and work through any injuries that I experience.
Note: I received this product in exchange for a review. The review is my personal opinion of the product and I was not required to give a particular opinion of it. I am not a doctor, so please use all of the products that I review at your own risk.