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Theragun and Biostrap Labs - Research Study Support Page

Thank you for your participation in the Biostrap Labs: Theragun Research study. This page is to support you throughout the study. It has videos about the device and the study protocol, FAQs, and a contact form for if you need to reach out for additional help.

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Study Overview

Study Protocol

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Your Theragun Elite

Theragun Device and App
What is the Theragun Elite?

The Theragun Elite is premium, effective, and elevated. The elegantly designed ultimate wellness partner is our quietest smart percussive therapy device. It integrates with a personalized app experience to reduce your tension, whether it comes from everyday life, work, or workouts.

What are the key features of the Theragun Elite?

Key features include:

  • Proprietary brushless motor with QuietForce Technology™
  • Smart Percussive Therapy™ with Bluetooth connectivity
  • 3 built-in app-guided preset routines
  • OLED screen
  • Customizable speed range (1750-2400 PPMs)
  • Force meter
  • Delivers up to 40 lbs of no-stall force
  • Wireless charging enabled
  • Internal lithium-ion battery (120 minutes)
  • Theragun Triangle ergonomic handle design
  • 1-year warranty

Included with purchase:

  • Hard case
  • 5 attachments
  • Power adapter

How many speeds does the Theragun Elite have?

The Theragun Elite has a customizable speed range of 1750 - 2400 PPMs (percussions per minute).

What makes the Theragun Elite’s deep muscle treatment so effective?

The Theragun Elite has a 16mm amplitude that reaches 60% deeper into the muscle than consumer-grade vibration massagers to stimulate circulation, generate heat, and release your deepest tension. Our brand new proprietary brushless motor uses QuietForce Technology, delivering the unrivaled and renowned Theragun power, all while being quieter than ever.

What is the battery life on the Theragun Elite?

The Theragun Elite comes equipped with an internal lithium-ion battery that can run for up to 120 minutes when fully charged.

General Safety

- Before using or charging the Theragun or lithium-ion batteries, read all of the instructions and cautionary markings in this manual, on the charger, on the battery, and on the Theragun device. Please note: new batteries must be charged before first use.

- Do not place your finger or any objects near the metal piston above the attachment while the Theragun is in use or immediately after use. The metal piston can become extremely hot.

- Do not use any attachments or batteries other than the ones provided by Therabody and use only as instructed by Therabody.

- Do not use the Theragun above your adam’s apple or C4, on your head or near your genitalia.

- Do not get hair caught in the attachment arm or in any other moving part on the Theragun.

- This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any diseases.

- Do not use on any open wounds or surgical incisions prior to stitches.

- Do not get the Theragun wet other than by cleaning it with a magic eraser or a lightly damp towel.

- Do not block the vents of the motor.

- Do not reverse the polarity of the battery by inserting it upside down - only insert with the flat side facing the sliding button.

- To extend the life of the battery, remove the battery from the charger once the light stops flashing.

- If you are pregnant, please consult your physician before use.

Device Care Instructions

Only clean your device with a magic eraser or with a lightly damp cloth.

What is the Therabody app?

As much as we’re committed to continuous innovation, we understand that innovations only have an impact if people can experience the value they bring. It was important to us that our next line of devices be connected to your life in a more meaningful way, which is why each of our 4th generation percussive therapy devices are Bluetooth enabled and seamlessly integrate with our updated, fully-personalized app experience. Each guided wellness routine we offer was personally conceived of and created by Dr. Jason, and while he can only be in one place at one time, the app provides each person that uses it with a “private appointment” with him when it’s most convenient for you..

We want you to get the most out of your device, so we made percussive therapy smarter. Our app learns from you and delivers guided wellness routines uniquely suited to your behaviors and preferences. Our app also proactively suggests guided wellness routines that help reduce discomfort, stress, and tension. Our goal is to show you all the ways Smart Percussive Therapy can benefit you in your everyday life and become your go-to resource for whole-body wellness.

Through our integration with Apple HealthKit, Google Fit, and Samsung Health, we’ll suggest guided wellness routines to help you discover new and surprising ways to care for your body. The personalization doesn’t end with the app. Our PRO and Elite devices each can store up to three presets locally. Each preset is a unique combination of speed, time, and force depending on the guided wellness routine it stems from. That means that each person’s device is specific to them and can be tailored to their particular needs.

Is the app going to store my personal information?

The health and activity data collected on your Therabody app stays there, period. At Therabody, we understand your health and activity data is yours and yours alone. We don’t collect, sell, or share any of your data, ever. In fact, feel free to test this by activating Airplane Mode on your phone. You’ll see that the app continues to work independently of any signal, as all of your data is stored locally on your device.

Study
How long is the study?
The study is 35 days long. During week’s 1 and 2 this is the baseline phase where you will wear your Biostrap and collect data going about your normal routine. You will run pulse reports on certain days in the morning after waking and post exercise, as well as completing a short daily survey and wearing your biostrap at night.
When do I use percussive therapy?
You will use percussive therapy on days 15 to 28 of the study. On days 15 and 22 you will use it twice, once upon waking and once pre-sleep. On days 16-20 and 23-27 you will use it 1 or 2 times - once pre-sleep everyday and also post exercise on days that you train. On days 21 and 28 you will use it just once pre-sleep.
What percussive therapy protocols do I use?
You will use the Therabody app to guide you through the percussive therapy protocols and you must follow the routines precisely as they appear in the app. You will use the “Wellness” protocol when using percussive therapy in the morning, the “Run” or “Cycle” protocols when using it post exercise, and the “Sleep” protocol for pre-sleep.
Which attachment do I use on the Theragun?
You should use the dampener attachment for all the times you use percussive therapy with your device in the study. The dampener is the largest and softest attachment that came with your Theragun Elite and was on the device when you unboxed it. Following the study you can use whatever attachment you prefer for continued enjoyment and effectiveness of percussive therapy.
At what time should I use the Theragun before I go to sleep?
During the study when you are using percussive therapy before bed in week’s 3 and 4, please complete the Sleep protocol in the Therabody mobile application within 30 minutes of when you will be going to sleep.
Can I use my Theragun at other times of the day?
For this study we ask that you would only use your Theragun when you are pushed notifications by the biostrap app (one a week in the morning, post exercise, and pre-sleep). Upon completion of the study you can use the Theragun as you wish.
When do I use the Theragun after I exercise?
During the study when you are using percussive therapy after you exercise in week’s 3 and 4, immediately after you finish exercising you will follow this routine:
  • Wait 10 minutes after completing exercise, and then perform 5-min pulse report on the biostrap app.
  • Complete the Lower Body Percussive Therapy Protocol - either the run or cycle protocol in the Therabody app based on the exercise you did.
  • Repeat 5-min pulse report immediately following.
  • Repeat 5-min pulse report 30 minutes after you completed the percussive therapy protocol.
When do I use the Theragun in the morning?
You will only use the Theragun in the morning twice. This will occur on days 15 and 22 of the study and you will follow this routine:
  • Immediately upon waking, run a 5-min pulse report on the biostrap app
  • Complete the Wellness Percussive Therapy protocol in the Therabody app
  • Wait 5-minutes, and then repeat 5-min pulse report
How do you check my compliance to the study?
The Therabody app registers when you connect your device to the app and what cards that you complete. The Biostrap app collects data as you wear it and when you run the pulse reports. Throughout the study the investigators will use this information to confirm you are completing all the different tasks that are required to be compliant.
How many times a day should I use the Theragun?
Depending on the day of the study you will use the Theragun anywhere between 0 and 2 times. During days 1-14 and 29-35 you will not use the Theragun. On days 15 and 22 you will use it twice, once upon waking and once pre-sleep. On days 16-20 and 23-27 you will use it 1 or 2 times - once pre-sleep everyday and also post exercise on days that you train. ON days 21 and 28 you will use it just once pre-sleep.

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