Strengthening & RSI prevention for musicians

The precise, highly repetitive movements required to play an instrument (wind, string, key, drum) puts musicians at substantial risk of developing RSI (overuse) based injuries in the upper limb. Tendonitis, carpal & cubital tunnel syndrome, bursitis – all have their origins in those long rehersals and start with dull aches originating in fingers, wrists, elbows or shoulders, growing more and more intense until they define your very ability to continue playing.

Wrists and fingers source their strength & flexibility from the forearm’s powerful extensor / flexor muscles; Powerball’s non-impact resistance program, followed daily, builds endurance while ensuring that these muscles remain strong and supple; connecting tendons remain fully lubricated and the musician is properly warmed up with maximum flexibility in their upper limbs – better play is 100% guaranteed.

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

Forearm Pronators and Supinators

Shoulder Abductors

Powerspin – Arm, Elbow and Forearm

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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