The Resist-A-Band Shoulder Pulley is used under the supervision of a physician or therapist to increase range of motion, mobility, endurance, muscle coordination and strength.
The pulley can be use either at the clinic or at home. It is equipped with a stopper end that the patient can easily anchor in a door jamb.
Many people suffer from shoulder pain.Some of the injuries that can cause shoulder pain include frozen shoulder, shoulder bursitis, rotator cuff injury, dislocated shoulder or proximal humeral fracture. Rotator cuff injuries in particular may lead to the need for shoulder surgery.
Any of these situations may lead a therapist to prescribe exercises specifically designed to improve shoulder strength and increase the range of motion of the joint. In some cases, your therapist may prescribe ultrasound or electrical stimulation. However, research has frequently shown exercise to be an effective way to improve shoulder function, strength and range of motion among those experiencing shoulder pain or recovering from injury.
Over the shoulder pulleys will help you stretch your shoulder in different directions to improve shoulder function. You can simply hook the pulley over a door and start your routine – you do not need any other special equipment. When rehabilitating your shoulder in this way, it is important not to try excessively aggressive range of motion exercises too soon. The Resist-A-Band Shoulder Pulley can help the patient control the range of motion to remain in a pain free range.
Resist-A-Band Shoulder Pulley – Common Exercises
As an example of a common shoulder pulley exercise designed to improve shoulder flexion:
- Hang the pulley over a door and stand with your back to the door.
- Hold a handle in each hand and pull down on the non painful hand. As you do this, the other hand will slowly start to rise up.Allow the injured shoulder and arm to slowly ascend, keeping the elbow straight.
- Use the pulley to lift your arm as far as possible and stop when you feel pain.
Other common shoulder functions that you can use shoulder pulleys to improve include flexion, abduction and internal rotation.