Computer related Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)

Say goodbye to repetitive strain injuries with Powerball

Regular use of a computer, at home or work, significantly increases risk of repetitive strain injuries (RSI) like carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis / golfer’s elbowCommon across all age groups, they can lead to severe finger, hand, wrist, forearm or elbow pain and completely disrupt your ability to work.

2-3 minutes following any of Powerball’s physio recommended isometric exercise programs addresses all of these upper limb conditions and quickly becomes a body armour for your hands, wrists & arms against all manner of RSI;

  • Rehabilitates & prevents against computer RSI
  • Perfect for a 2 minute exercise break at your desk
  • Ideal to stretch & warm up muscles prior to typing, keeping limbs healthy

RSI from Computer use…..

Fine, precise hand & finger movements necessary to operate mouse and keyboard, repeated thousands of times daily (overuse), causes strain and microscopic tearing of the forearm muscles powering the wrist, hands & fingers. Injured muscles tend to contract, causing decreased range of motion and tendon inflammation at either the elbow or wrist joints (or very often both). Inflamed tendons may additionally compress the median nerve running through the Carpal Tunnel in the wrist, bringing severe hand pain and numbness (CTS).

Powerball’s Isometric Resistance

Powerball has a rotor (the green wheel in the image below) which spins in response to the rotation of your wrist. As it spins it creates an almost surreal force or resistance know as gyroscopic precession (it quite literally feels like gravity working against you…). The faster you rotate your wrist, the faster the rotor spins and the harder it “fights” against you. This resistance is purely isometric and is 100% non-impact, making it ideal for upper limb rehabilitation. (If you want to find out more about how a Powerball gyroscope works see our blog: What is a Gyroscope?)

 

How Powerball cures computer RSI

Using Powerball for 2-3 minutes several times daily will alleviate the symptoms associated with RSI from computer use. It will also help guard against future problems by keeping your wrists and arms supple and strong. Powerball’s isometric exercise efficiently stretches out and exercises the forearm flexors/extensors, increasing strength/flexibility in these muscles and joints through the non-impact resistance it generates as it spins. It also increases joint range of motion and blood flow, driving oxygen and collagen healing nutrients into the tissue to help significantly reduce inflammation.

 

Exercise while you work

No bigger than an apple, Powerball is the perfect desk exerciser that’s easy to use at work, at home or on the go. Ergonomic keyboards and braces will only plaster over the cracks whereas Powerball goes to the root cause in repairing the damage done by repetitive computer use. Try one today and discover why Powerball has already accumulated 1000’s of 5-star reviews from all around the world.

Why Powerball?

  • Rehabilitates & prevent against RSI
  • Builds strength & flexibility from finger tip to shoulder
  • Strengthens both muscles & tendons
  • Rehabilitates scarred tendon tissue
  • Powerfully enhances blood flow
  • Voted Best Desk Exerciser
  • 100% non impact isometric resistance/exercise
  • A range of physio created rehab exercises

 

Physio Approved. Customer Tested.

  • Physio and chiropractor approved
  • Over 4 million sold worldwide
  • Highly addictive to use
  • 1000’s of 5-star Reviews

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Recommended Equipment

Choose the powerful, handheld gyroscopic hand exerciser that’s right for you.

  • 280 Autostart Pro Auto-Start, Speed Meter, Drop Resistant, 18,000rpm

  • 280 Autostart Classic Auto-Start, Drop Resistant, 18,000rpm

  • 280 Autostart Pro Fusion Auto-Start, Multi Colour Rotor LEDs, Speed Meter, Drop Resistant, 18,000rpm

Follow Guidelines

Extensive, easy to follow exercise guidelines to help with your rehab and strengthening.

 
Week 1:
An initial workout of 3 x 30 seconds spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated on alternate days. Use your first session to establish the RPM at which you are challenged but can still maintain a solid grip on the ball.
 
Week 2: 3 x 30 second spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated daily.
 
Week 3:3 x 60 second spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated on alternate days
 
Week 4: 3 x 60 second spin sessions with a 1 minute break between each, repeated daily.
 
Remember

Initial spin speed is determined by your personal strength and fitness level as well as whether you’re using the ball to rehabilitate a pre-existing injury or to help build muscle strength - always begin conservatively until you fully establish the spin speed at which your muscles are being challenged yet can still maintain a solid grip on the ball.

Progress is achieved by increasing duration and spin speed in conjunction with a regular exercise schedule. Should you experience any discomfort while exercising with Powerball® or Powerspin®, speak to your doctor or other qualified healthcare practitioner to get the best advice and support.

Watch Exercises

Practice these short, physio-designed rehabilitation and strengthening exercises.

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