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Manchester United enters global wellness partnership with Therabody


Manchester United and wellness technology brand Therabody have signed a multi-year global partnership agreement.

The partnership will expand Manchester United’s use of Therabody products as part of the training and recovery regimes of both the men’s and women’s teams, and showcase their benefits to the club’s global fan base.

Therabody is pioneering the future of recovery and self-care through its ecosystem of solutions that help people feel better, move better, and live healthier lives. Its products are scientifically backed and bring previously inaccessible technology to everybody.

Therabody’s devices help United’s players meet the physical demands of a sport that involves the use of every muscle in the body, from the brain to the feet. Research shows that players cover anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000 metres or more in a typical 90-minute match. Matches require constant running, as well as short sprints during active periods of play. This means proper warmup and cool down is imperative to attaining full recovery and preventing injury.

Manchester United will have access to hi-tech Theraguns, the world’s first handheld percussive massage therapy device, in their training facilities to help improve their athletic performance and prevent injury during practices and matches. The team will also have access to Therabody’s pneumatic compression device range, including RecoveryAir’s JetBoots, in the training rooms and on all away trips, which could be game-changing for recovery – the devices’ fully wireless design makes it easier and more convenient to relax and recover from anywhere, even fitting in a carry-on suitcase.

Therabody’s products have been integrated into Manchester United’s first team players’ medical, training, and recovery process for several years, most recently on the Club’s 2022 pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

Through the new partnership, players and training staff will participate in education sessions with performance and wellness experts from Therabody University, the company’s educational division. Working with United’s medical team, Therabody experts will develop specific protocols to give players the knowledge to optimise their use of Therabody’s devices, showing how habitual use can assist in accelerating recovery, preventing injuries, and improving overall athletic performance.

Victoria Timpson, Manchester United’s CEO of alliances and partnerships, said: “This partnership will support our players and staff in the pursuit of success on the pitch. The partnership also aims to give United’s global audience access to the same in-depth performance education so they too can easily take control of their training and recovery in the same way as their favourite players, through the use of Therabody products.”

Dr. Jason Wersland, founder and chief wellness officer of Therabody, added: “Manchester United has been at the forefront of utilising our technology to assist with training and recovery for several years and this partnership is a natural extension of our relationship. Educating their players, staff, and passionate global fanbase on the importance of ownership in self-care is paramount to Therabody’s mission.”

Manchester United joins more than 250 professional athletes, sports teams, celebrities, elite trainers and medical practitioners globally in using Therabody’s industry-leading devices.

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