Strengthening and preventing RSI & CTS in Gaming

Video games are a pain.

In the wrists, elbows, fingers and now the shoulders too, thanks to the latest IR-motion controllers. Continued stress on ligaments, nerves and tendons in the upper limbs caused by vigorous overuse of gaming controllers, virtually guarantees a visit from tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome at some point in your playing career.

The resulting tingling and swelling in the fingers; fatigue & strength loss in the hands; burning pains in the wrists and elbows – most arising out of over used, inflammed tendons & fascia – can all be brought under control and/or prevented by following Powerball’s non-impact resistance program daily to increase strength and flexibility of muscles and tendons in the elbows, forearms, wrists and hands and also to help warm up before play.

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.

Finger Flexors and Extensors

Download Programme

Wrist Flexors and Extensors

Download Programme

Shoulder Girdle Upper Trapezius

Shoulder Flexors

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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