The Original Backnobber. This simple, meticulously designed, deep-muscle
massage tool provides a way for people to manage chronic muscular pain
both on their own and in conjunction with professional medical treatment
and therapy. It can be broken down for easy travel and storage and comes
with a fully illustrated 36 page User Guide. The Backnobber II is Made
In America. Physiotherapystore.com are an approved UK reseller.
The following video is an introduction to trigger point self care
treatment using the Backnobber II. The Original Backnobber II is a
patented deep muscle therapy tool. It is used by hooking the device over
a shoulder or under an arm or leg or around your torso and using its
leverage to apply deep pressure to trigger points in the muscles of the
neck, shoulders, upper and lower back and virtually any other location
where trigger points occur.
The Backnobber® tools were designed to work seamlessly with your body as
an extension of your own arms and hands. Leverage is the simple concept
that allows you to apply as much or as little pressure as you need.
There is no right way or wrong way to hold the tool. Use it however it
works best and feels most comfortable in your hands. It may feel awkward
initially but feel free to experiment with different positions until you
find the ones that work best for you.
The following tips will help you to develop your own techniques as
you become one with your Backnobber®:
Always look for ways to use the Backnobber® tool that require the least
amount of energy and provides the deepest amount of pressure.
Using the tool should be a relaxed, reflective experience. Remember to
It is generally best to use the tool over a light weight layer of
clothing such as a cotton tee shirt or light weight shorts or pants.
Use either end of the tool. The large knob delivers a slightly more
diffused pressure. The small knob delivers a precise, exact pressure.
Avoid bony areas especially those on the neck and spinal column. Also
avoid applying pressure in to vulnerable joint spaces such as the hollow
of the elbow, knee and armpit as well the throat and front of the neck.
You can safely use the tool up to 6 or more times a day. Sore muscles
respond well to frequent but relatively short compressions. Resist the
urge to press deeply for periods of more than 30 seconds or you risk the
chance of bruising.
Although there maybe some discomfort while pressing with the tool, that
discomfort should go away immediately after use, and be replaced by more
Use the Backnobber® tool while sitting in your favorite chair watching
television, lying in bed or on the floor, sitting at your desk or while
in the car (passenger seat only).
Take the Backnobber® to work, to the gym, while traveling and anywhere
you might find yourself unexpectedly in need of deep penetrating massage.
Stretching, especially after applying compression to your muscles,
enhances the effects of the Backnobber® tools. Stretching should not
hurt. It is normal to feel a pulling sensation when stretching but
please stop if painful symptoms develop or increase.
Strengthening exercises improve the condition of your muscles and assist
in preventing further injury. As your muscles become stronger they do
not have to exert as much energy to perform. They become more efficient.
And as you become stronger, you can tolerate more physical activity and
do more work without experiencing an increase in stiffness, soreness and
fatigue. Applying resistance may be accomplished by using the natural
weight of your arms and legs or by using weights or elastic bands.
The stretching and strengthening exercises on the following pages should
be executed in a slow, consistent and comfortable manner. Begin with
5-10 repetitions of each exercise. Gradually increase the number of
repetitions as your physical well-being improves.
These techniques and tips are not designed to be taken as, or
substituted for the advice of your Doctor or qualified physiotherapist.