Preventing driving related RSI injuries

Long sessions spent behind the wheel, driving for hours each day, presents several challenges to wrists, arms & shoulders. Lack of regular arm motion; repeated overuse of one set of muscles; wrists compressed or bent at un-natural angles for lengthy periods; vibration – all combine to stress & fatigue muscles, eventually inflamming connecting tendons in the elbow and wrist joints, causing stiffness, reduced range of motion, numbness and pain.

Powerball’s non-impact resistance programme, performed daily, stimulates blood flow from shoulder to finger tips, helping loosen out tight muscle fascia, lubricate tendon sheaths and significantly strengthen both the forearm flexor & extensor muscles. Suppleness and flexibility is restored, offering greater range of motion in the joints and minimising risk of inflammation in the tendons – lasting relief is immediate.

Rehab & Strengthening Programme

3 simple steps

1
Select
Equipment
2
Watch
Exercises
3
Follow
Programmes
1

Select Equipment

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

2

Watch Exercises

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

Wrist Flexors and Extensors

Download Programme

Shoulder Flexors

Download Programme

Shoulder Girdle Upper Trapezius

Powerspin – Arm, Elbow and Forearm

Powerspin – Shoulder and Shoulder Girdle

3

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.

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