Injuries from Gaming Rehabilitation & Prevention

Say goodbye to repetitive strain injuries from gaming with Powerball

Picking up a repetitive strain injury from gaming is almost an occupational hazard! Whether it’s PC gaming or gaming consoles, both require an enormous amount of repetitive movements. If you are worried about picking up a repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, etc. or are already feeling the pain from them, then Powerball is the perfect device for you.

Why do so many physicians recommend Powerball for rehabilitation?  

The secret to Powerball is the isometric resistance that it creates. This resistance is generated by Powerball’s spinning rotor which is powered solely by your wrist movement. The faster you turn your wrists, the faster the rotor spins and the more resistance you will feel.  Even though Powerball can create upwards of 60+ pounds of isometric resistance, it should only be used at slow, gentle spin speeds for effective rehabilitation results.

Will isometric exercise worsen RSI conditions

Absolutely not. Unlike concentric and eccentric movements (e.g. bicep curls or typing and using gaming consoles), with isometric exercise there is no change in joint angle or muscle length as you exercise. Isometric exercise is also 100% non-impact, so there is no risk of causing strain or inflammation to the muscles or tendons when using Powerball.

Common RSI symptoms from gaming can include…

  1. Tingling and swelling in the fingers
  2. Fatigue & loss of strength in the hands
  3. Burning pains in the wrists and elbows – often arising from overused, inflamed tendons & fascia

Why is Powerball so effective in the treatment of RSI?

  1. Powerball’s isometric resistance exercise massively increases the flow of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to inflamed tendons throughout your arm. This speeds up the healing process considerably.
  2. Building strength: Powerball is a world-class upper limb exerciser used by climbers and other sportspeople to build strength and endurance and most importantly, to stay healthy. Reducing your exposure to the causes of an RSI is a key element in treating the condition. This could mean restricting the exercise or activity that brought on the repetitive strain injury, if not eliminating it entirely from your daily life. As Powerball is 100% non-impact, you can use it to build strength even while you are in recovery.
  3. Reduce stiffness, increase flexibility and increase the range of motion of affected joints. Using Powerball increases the production of synovial fluid which lubricates your joints and enhances flexibility in the wrist, elbow and shoulder, effectively rehabilitating and preventing injury.
  4. Stops muscle wastage during recovery. Powerball’s unique resistance training allows you to maintain muscle mass and strength as you rehabilitate.

What does the physical therapist say?

Colm Murphy is an IATB physical therapist, lecturer in anatomy, & professional tennis coach. Colm is an expert in rehabilitation, musculoskeletal anatomy & analysis and works closely with elite level athletes. Colm designed our rehabilitation & strengthening programmes.

How does a PowerballPowerball Tennis Elbow Treatment gyroscope work?

Powerball is the home of gyroscopic exercisers. A Powerball has a rotor (green wheel) which spins on its axis creating resistance against the user. This resistance is created by the rotor as you turn your wrists – this is known as gyroscopic precision. The faster the rotor spins the more resistance the user will feel. This resistance is purely isometric which is why it is perfectly suited for rehabilitation. At low rotor spin speeds, the resistance will be soothing and gentle for the early stages of rehabilitation. However, as you get stronger you can ramp up the resistance simply by turning your wrists faster. At high spin speeds our metal range of Powerballs can develop over 60+ pounds of isometric resistance.

Why Powerball?

  • Cures & protects against RSIs
  • Warm up & down before gaming
  • Strengthens/stretches muscles & tendons
  • Increases joint flexibility
  • Repairs scarred tissues
  • Increases blood flow
  • Non-impact – Isometric resistance exercise
  • Physio-designed rehab exercises
  • Physio-designed  rehab programmes

 

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