Therabody Product Portfolio

Product Warnings and Guidance (Precautions and Contraindications)

 

Background

Therabody products are designed to unlock the body’s natural ability to achieve health and well-being. Through science and technology, the Therabody portfolio allows people to access the therapeutic benefits of different natural phenomena to meet both their needs and preferences. There will be times when it is advisable to modify how devices are used (precautions) or times when it is not appropriate to use certain devices (contraindications). The following document highlights these for each device and product family.

 

Document Contents

  • • Theragun Percussive Therapy and Wave Series Vibrating Roller Devices
  • • RecoveryAir Pneumatic Compression
  • • PowerDot Electrical Stimulation
  • • TheraOne CBD

 

Theragun Percussive Therapy and Wave Family Devices

These recommendations are derived from consultation with medical experts and the published research in regards to precautions and contraindications for myofascial interventions.

 

Precautions:

Due care is required in these circumstances and the use of the devices may need to be modified (such as attachment used, the force applied, the position of the body, avoidance of use in direct contact with an area, etc.). Where appropriate or if you have any concerns, seek the advice of a medical professional.

 

  • • Hypertension (controlled)
  • • Osteopenia
  • • Osteoporosis
  • • Pregnancy
  • • Diabetes
  • • Varicose veins
  • • Bony prominences or regions
  • • Abnormal sensations (e.g., numbness)
  • • Sensitivity to pressure
  • • Recent injury or surgery
  • • Scoliosis or spinal deformity
  • • Medications that may alter client sensations

 

 

 

Contraindications:

The following are circumstances where the potential risks may outweigh the benefits.  Consult a medical professional before use.

 

  • • Skin rash, open wounds, blisters, local tissue inflammation, bruises, or tumors
  • • Deep vein thrombosis, osteomyelitis 
  • • Bone fracture or myositis ossificans
  • • Hypertension (uncontrolled)
  • • Acute or severe cardiac, liver, or kidney disease
  • • Neurologic conditions resulting in loss or altered sensation
  • • Direct application to the face, throat, or genitalia
  • • Bleeding disorders
  • • Recent surgery or injury
  • • Connective tissue disorders 
  • • Peripheral vascular insufficiency or disease
  • • Medications that thin the blood or alter sensations
  • • Direct pressure over surgical site or hardware
  • • Direct pressure over eyes or throat
  • • Extreme discomfort or pain felt by client
  • • Severe scoliosis or spinal deformity
  • • Pacemaker, ICD, or history of embolism

 

 

 

 

RecoveryAir Pneumatic Compression

These recommendations are derived from consultation with medical experts and the published research on precautions and contraindications for compression therapy.

 

Precautions:

Due care is required in these circumstances and the use of the devices may need to be modified (such as pressure setting used, fill pattern configuration, limiting the use to certain areas of the limb rather than the entire limb, etc.). Where appropriate or if you have any concerns, seek the advice of a medical professional.

 

  • • Abnormal sensations (e.g., numbness)
  • • Recent injury or surgery
  • • Heart disease. High pressure is not recommended for patients who have peripheral occlusion disease.

 

Contraindications:

These are circumstances where the potential risks may outweigh the benefits. Consult a medical professional before using the device.

 

  • • This system is intended for use by people in good health. This system is not recommended for people who have heart problems, or vascular problems, have a condition requiring the use of any medical device, or have any condition that may affect their normal wellbeing.
  • • If you are, or may be, pregnant, consult with your physician before use.
  • • Do not use this system over insensitive or numb areas, or in the presence of poor circulation.
  • • Do not use if you have been diagnosed with blood clots, deep vein thrombosis or phlebitis.
  • • This system should not be used over swollen or inflamed areas, skin eruptions or other wounds, infections, or tumor sites.
  • • Do not use in the presence of unexplained calf pain.
  • • Consult your physician prior to use.

 

 

 

 

PowerDot Electrical Stimulation

These recommendations are derived from consultation with medical experts and the published research on precautions and contraindications for electrical stimulation.

 

Precautions:

Due care is required in these circumstances and the use of the devices may need to be modified (such as electrode pad placement, intensity of stimulation, avoidance of use in direct contact with an area, etc.). Where appropriate or if you have concerns, seek the advice of a medical professional.

 

  • • Abnormal sensations (e.g., numbness)
  • • Recent injury, surgery, or trauma
  • • Muscle atrophy.
  • • Persistent pain.
  • • Do not use PowerDot near metal or strong magnets (such as an MRI).
  • • Do not exert yourself when using electrical muscle stimulation. Any workout should be at a level comfortable for you.
  • • Do not use the stimulator at altitudes of over 3,000 meters.

 

Pad Usage Precautions

  • NEVER attach electrode pads:
    • • Near or to your head.
    • • On the front and sides of the neck
    • • Across your chest
    • • To you front torso (i.e. chest or abs) and back torso (i.e. upper back, lower back) simultaneously.
    • • Over painful areas. If you have painful areas, you should consult with your physician before using this device.
    • • Over open wounds or rashes, or over swollen, red, infected, or inflamed areas or skin eruptions (e.g., phlebitis, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins).
    • • Over, or in proximity to, cancerous lesions.
  • Only use electrode pads supplied by PowerDot Inc. or Therabody.

 

Contraindications:

These are circumstances where the potential risks may outweigh the benefits. Consult a medical professional before using the device.

 

  • • Use of any cardiac stimulator (pacemaker), implanted defibrillator or other implanted metallic or electronic device.
  • • Epilepsy (or history of seizures) or any sensory or mental impairment preventing communication or sensation of stimulation intensity
  • • Cancer or cancerous lesions
  • • Any heart problem or condition
  • • Pregnancy (do not use over abdominal area or low back area)
  • • Serious circulation disorders in lower limbs (arterial disease, blood clots, etc.)
  • • Abdominal or inguinal hernia
  • • This system should not be used over swollen or inflamed areas, skin eruptions or other wounds, uncontrolled hemorrhage, infections, or tumor sites.
  • • Consult your physician prior to use.

 

 

TheraOne CBD

These recommendations are derived from consultation with medical experts and the published research on precautions and contraindications for CBD topical and ingestible usage.

 

Precautions:

 

  • • Not recommended for use by those under 18 years of age
  • • Skin rash, open wounds, blisters
  • • Potential for somnolence and sedation
  • • Abnormal sensations (e.g., numbness)
  • • Pregnancy or trying to get pregnant
  • • Breastfeeding or nursing
  • • Known allergies or medical conditions
  • • Routine drug testing
  • • Concomitant use of any medication, especially those with “grapefruit warning” labels
  • • Please consult a physician before starting the use of CBD products.
  • • Not recommended to exceed ingestion of 70mg of CBD/day (~1mg CBD/kg body weight), based on recommendations from the UK Food Standards Agency

 

 

Contraindications:

 

  • • Patients with a history of hypersensitivity to cannabidiol or any ingredients in the product
  • • Acute or severe cardiac, liver, or kidney disease
  • • Neurologic conditions resulting in loss or altered sensation
  • • Discontinue use if extreme discomfort or pain is felt by client
  • • Presence of localized wound infection or cellulitis
  • • Not recommended for people who have heart problems, or vascular problems, have a condition requiring the use of any medical device, or have any condition that may affect their normal wellbeing.