Strengthening & RSI prevention for musicians

In pain from playing music? 

Powerball has long been the friend of all musicians. Whether you play professionally or for fun Powerball will allow you to play healthier for longer. Find out why over 4 million people worldwide have benefited from Powerball.

For drum & guitar players please see pages below.

Build Finger Strength & Dexterity

Finger grip strength comes directly from the flexor & extensor muscles in the forearm. Slowly spinning Powerball while gripping the sphere only with the fingertips will rapidly build [massive] grip strength, creating strong, nimble & highly dexterous fingers in the process. This is ideal training for musicians and Powerball has physio designed programs and exercises to help you.

Repetitive Strain Injuries from play

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 rehearsals 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.

How Powerball helps Repetitive Strain Injuries

Wrists and fingers source their strength & flexibility from the forearm’s powerful extensor/flexor muscles. Using Powerball daily will have remarkable effects on aiding and preventing the symptoms of RSI for musicians. Powerball gently strengthens and stretches damaged tendons and muscles keeping them strong and supple. Powerball increases synovial fluid production which allows tendons to remain fully lubricated and warmed up allowing musicians maximum flexibility in their upper limbs. Find out why physiotherapists recommend Powerball.

 

9 Reasons why Powerball?

  • Builds strength & endurance for musicians
  • Builds dexterity and flexibility
  • Cures & protects against RSIs
  • Perfect for warming up and down before play
  • Non-impact – Isometric resistance exercise
  • Physio designed strength & rehab exercises
  • Physio designed strength and rehab programmes
  • Small, Portable & easy to use anywhere
  • Keeps you healthy from fingertip to shoulder

 

Physio Approved. Customer Tested.

  • Approved by physios and Chiropractors
  • Fun to use
  • 1000’s of five-star reviews
  • Over 4 million sold worldwide

Repetitive Strain Injury Testimonial , Rik Evans

Related Pages

Blog – Drum Endurance & Strength Training

Blog – Pain from playing Guitar

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Recommended Equipment

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

  • 280 Classic Cord-Start, Drop Resistant, 18,000rpm

  • 280 Autostart Pro Auto-Start, Speed Meter, Drop Resistant, 18,000rpm

  • 280 Autostart Classic Auto-Start, Drop Resistant, 18,000rpm

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.

Watch Exercises

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

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