Relieve your back, neck and shoulder pain while building muscle in just 5-10 minutes.
The Trigger Point Rocker is a patent-pending back pain product that combines my hands-on clinical experience with thousands of screaming backs, plus the science behind myofascial trigger points on our bodies. After years of research, many prototypes and real feedback from beta testers, the "ahh moment" is coming to your home.
A trigger point is a small patch of tightly contracted skeletal muscle.
When formed in our muscles, trigger points can potentially cause pain, stiffness, physical limitation, loss of normal function and tension headaches.
The Trigger Point Rocker is super easy to use. You control the amount of pressure placed on your trigger points by adjusting your body’s position and how much body weight you choose to apply.
If you sit for long periods of time, posture support is key. By using the TPR as a backrest, your back as extra support that can help reduce the tension that builds up with prolonged sitting.
Trigger points form when a muscle is contracted for too long. This causes the muscle to choke off its own blood supplyb> (oxygen and nutrients).
By laying on the Trigger Point Rocker, you can leverage your body weight to apply deep pressure on the most common trigger points.
Through deep sustained pressure, the muscle is able to reset and return to its relaxed state.
When your muscles are relaxed, you’re bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the muscles.
Similar to growing a plant in the sun vs the shade
The Trigger Point Rocker has 3 groups of pressure points (knobs), that focus on the neck, shoulders/upper back, and lower back.
The TPR's (Trigger Point Rocker's) top two knobs work to target pressure points in the neck (suboccipital muscles) often correlated with the many hours spent looking at our phones/devices, sitting poorly at work or at home, and driving.
The second group of four knobs on the Trigger Point Rocker aim to target pressure points in the shoulders and upper back (thoracic spine). The tightness we experience in the shoulders and upper back is often correlated with hunching, computer/desk work, improper form while working out, carrying a child or a heavy purse.
The last group of six knobs on the TPR aim to target pressure points in the lower back (lumbar spine), which are commonly associated with: poor posture when we're on our feet or sitting, frequent bending forward, and heavy lifting.
Often overlooked, the way we move throughout the day and the positions we put our body in, cause our spine to collapse.
The unique shape of the TPR promotes a neutral spine position — the natural position of the spine in which all 3 curves are in proper alignment.
The Trigger Point Rocker fits most people and can be used by a wide variety of body shapes and sizes.
The TPR’s pressure point design system based on the most common trigger points seen on clients in a physical therapy practise.
Profressional therapy session (chiropractic care, physical therapy, message) aren’t always in arms length. The TPR is accessible when you need it most.
Professional care like physical therapy, massages and chiropractors cost a lot and take up time. Save time and money by using Trigger Point Rocker in the comfort of your own home.
When paired with exercise, the Trigger Point Rocker helps you feel refreshed while building muscle.
Dr. Aaron Fu, DPT designed Trigger Point Rocker not only to help you relieve pain but also to strengthen and build your muscles, so that you can stay out of pain for the long term. Visit our curated Exercise page to see our library of exercises made for the TPR! Every product comes with a lasered QR code on the back that links you to our constantly updating library of exercises.
Hi, I'm Dr. Aaron Fu. As a doctor of physical therapy, specializing in myofascial release, I see cases of neck, shoulder and back pain on a daily bases. To share my expertise and to positively impact as many people as possible, I created the Trigger Point Rocker.
With more people staying indoors and maintaining social distancing, it's more important than ever for us to launch the TPR to help individuals feel their best in the comfort and safety of their own homes.
I wanted to create a product that made sense financially, but most of all, makes your body feel like we turned back time!
Always consult your physician before beginning any new exercise regimen. The information provided is not intended to prevent, diagnose or treat any medical condition or disease. If you experience any pain, dizziness, discomfort or difficulty with any of the exercises depicted or while otherwise using the Trigger Point Rocker, please stop and consult your physician. Reach out to us anytime about questions, we're here to help.
The TPR was designed with the understanding that each individual has variations in their body size and type. By changing the positioning of the body while using the TPR, it allows the user to target specific areas to get the maximum benefits. Although you don't have to be a specific height to use the TPR, it is most effective for users between the height range of 5'0" and 6'6". The TPR is also designed to be durable with a max weight capacity of 300 lbs.
We recommend sitting at the base of the product and laying down slowly by walking your hands back. The two top knobs of the TPR are supposed to fit in the suboccipital region of the skull.
We recommend rolling off of the side via a "log roll technique." The log roll technique maintains the alignment of the spine while turning. Imaging a rolling log. In this case, you are the log.
We recommend using the Trigger Point Rocker up to 15 minutes at a time. We have found the best time to benefit ratio is 10 minutes.
TPR users have reported relief from both the standard firmness and heavy firmness. However, we recommend ordering based upon your personal preferences and based upon how aggravated your muscle tissue is. The rule of thumb that we use is, if the tissue is very aggravated (>6/10 on the pain scale) we would recommend going with the standard firmness as the heavy firmness will be too intense.
It can be painful when trying to address trigger points and those stubborn knots that we all struggle with. But after the first few minutes of using the TPR, the pain turns into a feeling of "release" as reported by our testers.