Trigger Point Performance Hip and Lower Back Kit is the ultimate package to massage and maintain the muscles around the hip and lower back areas. This kit is recommend for anyone having aches and pains in areas such as, but not limited to, the IT Band, Knee, Hamstrings, Piriformis, Sciatic Nerve, Lower Back, Psoas, Quadriceps, Hips, etc. Kit features all the tools and instructions needed to massage the hip and lower back, including 2 TP Massage Balls, Footballer, Quadballer and Baller Block. As a bonus, you get the Hip & Lower Back instructional DVD, plus the Hip & Lower Back educational DVD.The Trigger Point Performance Hip and Lower Back Kit provides all the tools and instruction you need to perform effective self massage and myofascial release in the deep tissues of your lower back, hips, and legs. Particularly recommended for those with aches and pains in the IT band, knee, hamstrings, piriformis, sciatic nerve, lower back, psoas, quadriceps, and hips, this kit includes:
The Quadballer provides an effective way to release tension in your legs and hips.
- Two TP Massage Balls: TP Massage Balls allow you to apply pressure directly to the muscle by using the floor, wall or any hard surface to stabilize movement of the ball. The ball gets deep into the muscle when pressure is applied directly. The ball can also be rolled from side to side or in circles for a cross friction type massage.
- One Quadballer: The Quadballer uses your body weight to massage the quads and IT band with greater precision than you can achieve with foam rollers. With the Quadballer you can roll completely through the quads, IT band, lower back, hamstrings, and neck, safely, effectively, and hands free. The Quadballer feels similar to a human hand and allows you to manipulate the quads similarly to the way your massage therapist would on their massage table–on a daily basis, on your own.
- One Footballer: Smaller than the Quadballer, the Footballer allows you to roll through, release, and massage smaller muscle groups and especially the calves and feet.
- One Baller Block: The Baller Block provides a stabilizing platform for use with the Trigger Point tools.
- The Hip and Lower Back instructional DVD, and
- The Hip and Lower Back educational DVD
Constructed with patented materials, the Trigger Point tools mimic the feel of a human thumb and will not compress after repeated use. The two instructional DVDs included in the kit provide step-by-step instructions that show you exactly how to use the tools effectively and efficiently as well as background information to help you understand the structural makeup of your body.
Hip and Lower Back Instructional DVD
The Hip and Lower Back Instructional DVD included in this kit, provides a detailed How-To section, led by Founder Cassidy Phillips, that answers questions about pace, placement, breathing, posture, duration, and more. The DVD also includes a 30-minute REGEN Class for you to follow. Very similar to a yoga class in feel, this class helps you ensure that you are performing the manipulations as recommended.
Biomechanical Education DVD
The Hip and Lower Back Biomechanical Education DVD takes you through all of the educational background that Trigger Point provides for people experiencing hip and lower back pain. The DVD talks about what the body goes through on a daily basis and how it affects biomechanics. You will also find tips for success within this DVD, including pointers on hydration, icing, and stretching.
60 of 65 people found the following review helpful
The Holy Grail for Self-Empowered Myofascial Treatment,
So I had some time this weekend to use my Hip + Lower Back kit and GRID Roller and here’s my review.
A little bit of history on myself:
I’ve been an athlete my whole life — basketball, football, wrestling, skateboarding, snowboarding, skimboarding, dancing, running and swimming.
I’ve also been a practitioner of yoga for over 10 years and actively practicing trigger point therapy and other massage techniques for almost 10 years now.
In Winter of 2003, I had a major snowboarding injury to my right hip that stretched up my entire spine from the whiplash. The immediate consequence was loss of function on my right leg for almost 2 months. The long-term residual consequence was the loss of function in my arms. This surfaced while I was attending Musician’s Institute, playing my guitar for up to 10 hours-a-day. The doctors addressed the symptoms, not the cause… looking solely at my wrists and labeling it Tendonitis when in reality, the symptoms came from aggravated nerves in my neck from the whiplash.
I had a similar experience as Cassidy, finding short-term relief in all forms of specialists and treatments but nothing that lasted long-term and more importantly, nothing that empowered me to take control of my recovery in the big picture. Doctors were nudging me towards surgery and meds while also advising me to reduce arm usage. Like hell I’m going to listen to some stranger that thinks they know more about my own body than me, even if they are doctors! No offense to doctors, but I wasn’t going to be a textbook case. No thanks!
So using my past experience in athletics and manual therapy, I continued to build towards a working knowledge of how the body functions in all aspects, using myself as the test subject. One of the greatest discoveries from those years of research and experiments is Trigger Point therapy. With the myriad of different angles I approached, I can confidently say that I have regained complete control and function to both my arms with more strength than I ever remember and continue to make progress in other areas of my body — most notably, my hips and legs. I cannot over-emphasize the importance of taking care of one’s muscles for a better quality of life. It is a serious endeavor, aiming to rid one’s body of all muscular tension and trigger points. Even with the right tools, it can be the challenge of a life-time which is why I’m delighted to add Cassidy’s products to my tool box!
Moving on to the tools:
TP Ball – The TP ball is wrapped in a soft cloth cover that allows just the right about of “give” in relation to its solid core. The end result is a very effective balance of yield and pressure. This is the perfect setting between unduly soft air-filled balls like tennis balls and exceedingly hard solid balls like lacrosse balls.
I keep these with me where ever I go. They work great in the palm of your hand against areas like the pectorals, abdomen, quads. If you have a wall nearby, they work great on the deltoids, back, glutes, etc… If you have a chair nearby, they work awesome on the hamstrings, glutes and piriformis muscles. If you want maximum pressure though, the floor works best, treating back, glutes, abs, psoas and feet muscles.
TP Footballer – The TP Footballer is also wrapped in a soft cloth cover and shares the same balance of yield and give as the TP Ball. The shape and size of the Footballer is perfect for your arches, soleus and even forearms.
I find that alternating between the TP Ball and TP Footballer works great in loosening up tight arches. Variety of movement and manipulations is key, just like in weight training. It appears that muscle-confusion works on recovery as much as growth.
TP Quadballer – The TP Quadballer is basically a larger version of the Footballer, allowing you to treat the hamstrings, glutes, quads, and neck muscles. You can also use the Quadballer to treat your arches, soleus and arms if you want less intensity than the Footballer.
The TP Quadballer replaced many tools I used prior to its discovery — particularly the tools I used for treating my quads.
I use the TP Quadballer in combination with the GRID roller for variety. The TP Quadballer is lower to the ground, which can require more effort to get good leverage on certain muscles like the hamstrings, but it provides deeper pressure and the lower level makes it easier to treat other muscles like the quadriceps.
TP GRID Roller – The TP GRID Roller is a compact, heavy-duty roller with different patterns on the surface for a variety of manipulations and applications.
The first thing I noticed is the size — it’s much smaller than the foam roller I had before. This makes sense because you don’t need that much surface to make contact when rolling. This focuses the pressure more, providing better traction and circulation. The…
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
The only thing that worked,
I suffered from debilitating plantar fasciitis for two years. I had multiple steroid shots, physical therapy for 21 sessions, I bought special shoes and lots of inserts. Overall I spent over 2 thousand dollars to be able to walk without pain again.
I was in a shoe store for runners while a friend was getting shoes when the owner asked me about shoes. I explained to him that I had given up exercising due to the plantar fasciitis. He showed me the trigger point system and said that he had overcome his plantar fasciitis using this system. This was my last option before surgery so I bought it.
It really, really works! I saw a decrease in pain within a few days and the plantar fasciitis was gone within a month. He explains why it works and it makes sense when you watch the DVD. This product is used by competitive athletes and triathletes. It really is not known outside of that community.
The other review said something about it being a ball with a sock on it. Well it looks like that covering of a hacky sac – it looks custom made. To me it looks like it is made by a small company which they are. The quality is very good. It has lasted through many of my friends that are converts now too
There is a DVD that shows you how to do the exercises and you can follow along with them so it’s easy to use.
It has been over three months since I bought it and if it flares up I use it and the flare up ends. I cannot say enough good about this product. It has enabled my to walk without pain and even begin running again and exercises.
65 of 87 people found the following review helpful
No bang for your buck.,
This is way overpriced. It is a couple of roller blade wheels (that don’t spin) with centers and balls that are covered with a cloth similar to a sock. I have used a 6′- 3″ diameter extra firm high density foam roller (cut into varying lengths), tennis balls and lacrosse balls. Frankly, I can’t tell enough difference in these less expensive products to warrant the ridiculous price of this item. Stick with the 3″ high density foam and tennis balls and save yourself a chunk of change. I did a blindfold test using several balls with varying density. A tennis ball, baseball, softball and a lacrosse ball. My massage therapist recommended tennis balls. They are fine at first but over time they have too much give … replacement cost is minimal. Baseballs are the right size but are too hard. The softball was too big and hard for my needs. The lacrosse ball was very close to this item. It has some give but is still firm and won’t break down over time like the tennis ball does. It is a good size and with a sock over it for cushioning you would be hard pressed to tell a difference. You can make sure there are no bumps with a needle and thread. Do yourself a favor and don’t get sucked into the hype and hope that this product is something more than what you have at your fingertips, without the cost.