My Story: I’m Dr. Jason S. Wersland, DC, a sports chiropractic physician and founder and inventor of the TheraGun. After being in a motorcycle accident that caused a disc herniation, leading to intense pain and eventual atrophy, I recognized an extraordinary need for an effective home or mobile treatment device for patients to use as they needed.
In addition, as an athlete and sports physician, I recognized athletes’ unique need to aid in their own muscle recovery. As a physician, I wanted the best product for both ease of use and effectiveness. As a practitioner, I wanted a less expensive, more efficient and accessible product than what was available on the market. To solve this problem, I spent 8 years developing the TheraGun. With its unique frequency, ease of use and price point, the TheraGun was engineered to effectively treat sore, lactic-acid filled muscles and other muscle-related conditions.
In 2014, top professional and college teams, as well as other athletes, began utilizing the TheraGun to optimize their recovery and performance. The results were unanimous! Today, daily users include members of elite NCAA programs, NFL, NBA and NHL teams, the US Navy SEALs, IFBB professional bodybuilders, high school athletes and US Olympic athletes. In addition, the world's best triathletes, cyclists and runners train harder, recover faster and perform better with the TheraGun.
The fifth-generation TheraGun G1 is coming to market in the summer of 2016.
I want to express my gratitude to all of the people who have assisted me on this journey. My children and many others have helped in so many ways, and I’m humbled by their support. This is going to be a great year for TheraGun, and I am driven, along with my team, to provide the best product and results for our customers.
The Product: The TheraGun’s AmpBIT uses a strong percussive force on the muscle that creates intense blood flow to help the muscle recover without the pain normally associated with deep muscle treatment.
Studies on chronic pain have showed that deep brain stimulation at frequencies of approximately 50 Hz can produce analgesic effects. The TheraGun’s reciprocating motion runs at a higher frequency (60-65 Hz) than chronic pain (5-50Hz) with an amplitude of ½ inch. The nervous system’s hierarchy is programmed to pay attention to the higher frequency stimulus over the pain stimulus. This is important because the TheraGun’s vibration and amplitude on the body send signals to the brain faster than pain signals can travel. This high frequency vibration actually overrides pain signals. Therefore, for a period of time, pain is significantly decreased.
Some products produce only vertical vibrations, while some produce only horizontal ones. Others produce a combination of movements, up and down, front to back and sideways. Vertical vibrations are believed to be the most effective. This is why the TheraGun produces a vertical vibration (with an amplitude of ½ inch), which combines perfectly with the frequency.
I have personally used the TheraGun thousands of times on hundreds of patients from all walks of life. I have witnessed the process countless times. I have gotten excellent results, even better than what I had hoped for. The TheraGun is small and lightweight, making it easy to use on yourself or others, and it comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It’s the most effective therapeutic vibrating muscle treatment device on the market.
Happy to Heal You!