Wrist Rehab - Developing wrist strength & mobility

Remove the boredom of wrist rehab with Powerball

Powerballs revolutionary isometric exercise creates massive wrist strength while shortening wrist rehab times dramatically. Powerball is the perfect wrist rehabilitation aid ideal for the recovery from repetitive strain injuries (RSI), wrist breaks, wrist fracture rehab & sprains and general wrist strengthening. 280 Auto-start pro fusion in hand - wrist rehabilitation

Please see our specific pages for the following injuries (links below);

Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

A look inside Powerball and how it works

Firstly you grip Powerball like you would a tennis ball or a baseball. You then simply start Powerball through its autostart mechanism or with a cord (for cord start Powerball models). Powerball has a rotor (see video below) which spins inside Powerball, this creates resistance/ torque against the user. This resistance you feel as you turn your wrist is known as inertial resistance created from the gyroscopic precession/ torque from the Powerball rotor. The faster the rotor spins the more resistance you will feel. The resistance exercise with Powerball is purely isometric and extremely soothing at low RPMs. This has numerous different benefits ideally suited for building wrist strength and flexibility.

Wrist Rehab & Strength Programmes & Exercises

Powerball has physio designed wrist rehabilitation & strengthening programmes that can be followed for best results. Full programmes can be downloaded hereSpinning Powerball very gently is all that is needed in the early stages of recovery building speed and resistance as you feel stronger.

Wrist rehabilitation video: Wrist Flexors and Extensors rehabilitation video (sound needed for instructions).

Why Powerball for wrist rehabilitation & wrist strengthening?

1. Cut your wrist rehabilitation times with Powerballs unique isometric exercise –

Powerball affords you a non-impact solution to recovering and wrist strengthening that will not put a strain on any damaged muscles or tendons.

2. Builds wrist strength & grip strength throughout your recovery

Powerball is an incredibly effective wrist & grip strengthener trusted by professional climbers in training and used by professional sports people such as Andy Murray to recover from wrist injuries.

3. Prevent muscle wastage

depending on the severity of your wrist injury muscle wastage due to inactivity may become a concern (especially in the forearm). With Powerball, you will be able to exercise all the muscles around your wrist in a highly effective manner. You will actually be able to strengthen these muscles during your recovery period.

4. Increases blood flow

Using Powerball creates massive muscle pump. Even after spinning for a minute at a moderate speed you will feel muscle fatigue created by the gyroscopic resistance.  With all injuries, the body works to heal itself. Poor blood flow to injury = longer recovery times. Powerball will allow you to supercharge the flow of healing nutrients to damaged muscles and tendons.

5. Non-impact Isometric exercise

with isometric exercise, there is no change in muscle length. For example, with your standard bicep curl, you have a shortening and expansion of your muscles in your arm. Powerball is different there is no change in muscle length as the exercise is solely created from the resistance you feel from the Powerball rotor. This means that muscles and tendons are not under strain like they would be with traditional concentric/ eccentric exercise.

6. Fun to use

recovering from an injury can be boring and this is why so many people never follow programmes correctly that are made from them. Powerball is fun to use, interactive and convenient as it can be used anywhere.

7. Increase wrist flexibility & Mobility

Powerball’s isometric non-impact exercise stimulates blood circulation right throughout the wrist and arm. This warms up and loosens out ‘tight’ muscle fibres and increases synovial fluid production (lubrication) in all tendons. This will give increased flexibility, strength & range of motion in the wrist joint.

Wrist rehab man on climbing wall, wrist fracture rehab

Recover from breaks, wrist fracture rehab & sprains

Powerball is a world-class wrist strengthener which can create up to 60+ pounds of isometric resistance force, however, it can also be as gentle as you like for rehabilitation purposes. If you are recovering from wrist surgery, break, fracture or sprain using Powerball will decrease your recovery time. Powerball allows you to start your recovery period quicker, prevents any muscle wastage bringing you back to full health much faster & stronger than you would be with traditional exercise.

LCD Speed Meter -Track Your Rehab Progress

wrist strengthening, wrist rehab, wrist rehabilitation LCD speedmeter

Powerballs battery-free LCD meter which comes with many of our Powerball models uses magnetic induction created by the spinning Powerball rotor to power itself. This will allow you to track your progress and motivate you during your recovery period with 6 different exercise modes.

Why Wrist Pain from RSI’s?

Wrist strength & mobility originates in the powerful forearm flexor and extensor muscles which are attached by tendons to the wrist and elbow joints. Overloading or bending of the wrist with excessive force, repetitive movement or awkward posture can cause inflammation. RSIs can occur for many reasons like poor posture while typing, using power tools or even holding difficult yoga poses. Pain comes from tendon inflammation on either end of the flexor/extensor muscles resulting in pain and substantially decreased mobility and range of motion in the wrist joint.

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Watch Exercises

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

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