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 “rite” 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.

Why thrival muscle recovery?

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One tool for 'Every-Body'!

Thrival is the only self manual therapy tool available that can adjust to you
size and has different shaped attachments to get at every part of every-body.

Back Thrival Techniques

Most people, including pro athletes, weekend warriors, and even those less active will suffer from back pain at some time. Thrival can help relieve and prevent back pain by treating the major muscles of the back.

Release the “QL” with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

The Quadratus Lumborum (QL) of the low back are muscles between the bottom of the ribs and the top of the pelvis on each side. The QL is almost always involved in low back pain, back spasms and tightness. You can treat the low back with self manual therapy at home using the Thrival and these mobility exercises.

Release the Lower Back with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

The Sacral Ligaments run from the low back down into the pelvis. When these ligaments are affected by adhesion, they may cause low back pain. Often this pain is misdiagnosed as sciatica, piriformis syndrome, or sacroiliitis. You can treat these ligaments at home and relieve low back pain, SI joint pain, or what feels like piriformis syndrome and sciatica by doing these self manual therapy techniques.

Stretches to Release the Lat with Manual Therapy

The Latissimus Dorsi, or the Lat as we like to say, is a posterior muscle of the shoulder and an important muscle of the low back. Because of its very large size, strength, and its importance in the movement of the spine and shoulder, the Lat is a very important muscle to work with the Thrival Muscle Recovery system.

Release Your Middle Lat with Manual Therapy

The Lat is one of the primary muscles that hold the shoulder girdle to the axial spine. Basically, it's responsible for keeping the shoulder and arm attached to the body. Quite important, to say the least. It shouldn't be hard to release your middle lat. Let us show you how to do it the right way!

Release the “Psoas” with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

The psoas is a powerful hip flexor. Adhesion or tightness in the psoas can limit hip extension and be a major cause of low back pain. Self manual therapy of the psoas can be effective with the right tool. Unfortunately using a foam roller on the psoas is impossible and trying to use kettlebells or any other psoas device is ineffective.

Hip Mobility Thrival Techniques

With Thrival you can self-treat all the muscles around the hip, including the Psoas muscle. This allows you to eliminate the muscular, fascia, and tendon issues that cause poor hip mobility. Here are some videos on improving hip mobility with Thrival.

Release the "Hip Rotators" with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

The hip rotator muscles are very often involved in hip injuries. Tightness, adhesion and trigger points in the hip rotators can cause pain and injury to the hip joint and entrapment of the sciatic nerve. Piriformis syndrome is a condition of the hip rotator muscles can can be misdiagnosed as sciatica. This is understandable because the sciatic nerve runs directly through the hip rotators.

Release the Glute Maximus with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

The glut max is one of the most powerful muscles of the body. It is critical for power in almost any sport, including golf, baseball, soccer and crossfit. Using Thrival, we can self treat the glut max more effectively than using a foam roller for the hip.

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.

Hip Flexors Thrival Techniques

The Hip Flexors are important muscles to treat when you are looking to relieve low back pain and to improve hip mobility. This is not only important for active people, but if you sit for long periods of time these techniques can help ease the pain from sitting.

Release the “iliacus”  with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

Like the psoas, the iliacus is a powerful hip flexor muscle. Normally it is very difficult to self-treat this muscle. Foam rollers on the hip flexors are ineffective and other psoas tools just don't have the versatility to get to this muscle. After treating the psoas, use this method to stretch the other important hip flexor, the iliacus.

Release the “Psoas” with Dr. Dan Rukeyser

Thrival Muscle Recovery: The Thrival Method is a type of self or assisted manual therapy that uses the Thrival Muscle Recovery Device to manipulate the skin, myofascia, muscles, and tendons by direct compression and joint ROM. With Thrival’s fully adjustable attachments you can get results a foam roller never could.

Legs Thrival 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.

“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.

Relieve Neck Pain with Thrival Techniques

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 muscles of the upper neck 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 headache behind the eyes, headache in the bottom of the skull (the occiput) or headache 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.

Rotator Cuff Thrival 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.

Pec Thrival 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 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 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.

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