The recovery options afforded NRL and NRLW players are set for a boost following the announcement of a partnership with tech wellness company Therabody.
The company is the creator of the first hand-held percussive massage therapy device, the Theragun.
The arrangement sees Therabody become the Official Recovery Partner of the men’s and women’s NRL Telstra Premiership. The business will also partner with reigning World Cup winners - the Kangaroos and Jillaroos - in ensuring the high performance and recovery of Australia’s best players.
As part of the partnership, the NRL will receive education on the importance of optimising player recovery between matches.
NRL Head of Partnerships Jaymes Boland-Rudder said the partnership reflects a shared vision for innovation, player well-being and high performance.
"Effective recovery is critical for the well-being of rugby league players - whether they’re young guns or seasoned players. Just as the game has evolved, so has the technology our athletes use to play at the highest standard," Mr Boland-Rudder added.
"Rugby League is known for being one of the most intense, full-contact sports and it has incredible demands on both the body and mind," explains Dr. Jason Wersland, Therabody Founder and Chief Wellness Officer.
"We’re honoured to be developing the league’s recovery protocols to ensure that each athlete is not only performing at their highest ability on the pitch, but that they are optimizing their overall well-being far beyond the pitch."
Theragun was created in 2008 and officially launched in 2016 by chiropractor Dr Jason Wersland after suffering a life-altering injury.
Building on over a decade of research and development, the Theragun Percussive Massage Therapy devices use proprietary state-of-the-art technology to effectively reduce muscle tension, accelerate recovery, and improve performance.
For more information about Therabody, visit Therabody.com.