Leadbetter Partners with Therabody

Therabody Named Official Recovery Partner of Leadbetter Golf Academy

July 14, 2021

The global wellness innovator offers students at world-class golf schools performance and recovery solutions

LOS ANGELES (JULY 14, 2021) — Therabody, the global leader in tech wellness and the creators of Theragun®, announced today a partnership with David Leadbetter and the Leadbetter Golf Academy as its Official Recovery Partner. Students at the Academy’s in more than 30 locations in 15 countries will have access to Therabody’s full suite of products during practice and fitness sessions, as well as on the course.

Golf has seen a significant surge since 2020, up by about 500 million rounds as people looked for ways to spend more time outdoors. As more people are hitting the course and looking to perfect their golf game, many are feeling the strain on muscles they don’t normally use. Therabody solutions can enable golfers to increase their playing frequency and improve their golf game through proper warm-up and faster recovery in between rounds and sessions on the range.

“We’re proud to partner with Therabody and integrate its portfolio into our students’ regimen,” explains legendary golf instructor David Leadbetter. “If you can improve your health through your golf game, you’ve got a win-win situation. I’m a big believer in trying to promote all aspects in order to help somebody feel better and play better, and Therabody is a big part of that.”

Leadbetter, the world-renowned coach to an impressive roster of professional and amateur golfers who have won a total of 26 major championships, incorporates Therabody solutions into his pre-, during-, and post-round routines. Some of the ways he encourages his students to use Therabody include:

  • Preventing golf ailments: Many players can develop lower back pain and elbow discomfort from the dynamic and repetitive motions of the golf swing. Golfers—and anyone who suffers from this type of discomfort—can find relief by using a Theragun with the SupersoftTM foam tip all around the problem area and applying TheraOne Revive CBD Body Balm to help ease soreness. The Therabody app also has specific routines designed by experts from Therabody University to help combat these common ailments.

  • Perfecting the swing: Using Theragun improves flexibility and mobility, essential for golfers to improve their swing and performance on the golf course, and help reduce risk of injury. Leadbetter encourages his students to use the Theragun mini while on the course to help relieve pain or fatigue and ensure they get the most from their game from the first tee to the 18th green.

  • Relaxing after play: The lower body can become stiff from a full round of golf. Following a session, golfers should roll their feet with Wave Solo then sit back, relax, and use RecoveryAir on their legs while they recap their best shots.

In addition to helping golfers at all levels improve their game, the Leadbetter Golf Academy is committed to developing the teaching acumen of professional golf instructors globally. The best instructors understand there is no piece of equipment more important than a golfer’s body, and Therabody is the perfect partner to help the Leadbetter Golf Academy reinforce this concept with its students.

“Golfing requires unique movements that put a lot of strain on muscles and bodies overall. As a golfer myself, preparing my body before walking on the course has been key to improving my game,” says Dr. Jason Wersland, Founder and Chief Wellness Officer of Therabody. “From warm-ups, during the round or practice, to post-game recovery, we’re thrilled to partner with the Leadbetter Golf Academy to help students perform and recover better.”

The Leadbetter Golf Academy approaches coaching through a lens of holistic wellness, emphasizing the mental, technical, and physical parts of golf. Tapping into the physical component and learning how to take care of the body not only allows students to meet their full potential in golf but also increases their overall wellness.

For more information about Therabody’s partnership with the Leadbetter Golf Academy, please visit www.therabody.com. To learn more about how Therabody solutions can help golfers improve their game, review the golf protocols on the Therabody app, available for iOS and Android.

Therabody is the global innovator in tech wellness and the creator of the Theragun®, the world’s first handheld percussive massage therapy device. Therabody’s mission is to provide effective, natural solutions that help people take charge of their daily wellness. Therabody’s ecosystem of smart, industry-leading devices and solutions empower people to take care of themselves naturally, and are trusted by professional athletes, sports teams, celebrities, elite trainers, and medical practitioners in more than 60 countries. Therabody’s clinical modalities include percussive massage therapy (Theragun), vibration therapy (Wave series), pneumatic compression technology (RecoveryAir), electrical stimulation (PowerDot), and botanical therapy using USDA Certified Organic CBD (TheraOne), and its devices seamlessly integrate with the Therabody App for a more personalized experience. The company also developed Therabody University, its education division that offers in-depth education on effectively integrating Therabody’s solutions into training and recovery routines, and leverages cutting-edge research around whole-body wellness. For more information, visit www.therabody.com, download the Therabody App or follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.