We started using Firefly a few years ago at West Virginia University Football. One of the main reasons we wanted to give Firefly a try was working to find better treatment modalities that we could provide our student-athletes while they were in class or during off hours. One of the drawbacks of many other products on the market is the cords, wires, and chargers associated with those devices. We loved that Firefly was a stand-alone unit easily controlled by the student-athlete. Additionally, many of the other portal devices we have at our disposal cost significantly more. In contrast, Firefly, if one were to be lost, does not cause a significant financial impact. Yet, even with the lower cost point, we have seen a tremendous benefit from its application for lower extremity injuries of all types.

  Our favorite use of Firefly’s has been for travel. Before every road game, we pass about a set of Firefly to the entire travel roster. It takes around 45 minutes to travel to the airport we fly out of. With our long travel trips to Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, we wanted to find a way to maximize the recovery our student-athletes could receive while sitting on a plane. To my knowledge, no other product on the market offers the versatility and convenience of Firefly for team travel. Getting every athlete connected to the other recovery modalities we routinely use during a typical week on a plane would be nearly impossible. Our guys have become accustomed to wearing them and have regularly spoken about their positive benefits and how much “fresher” their legs feel getting off the plane.

  Firefly has become an essential recovery modality that we use on a regular basis in the season. I have seen Firefly’s positive effects firsthand and would highly recommend them to any athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach, or athlete who is considering adding them to their recovery mobility paradigm.

February 09, 2024
Tags: Football