Injuries from Gaming Rehabilitation & Prevention

Say goodbye to repetitive strain injuries from gaming with Powerball

Picking up a repetitive strain injury from gaming is almost an occupational hazard! Whether that is PC Gaming or gaming consoles both require an enormous amount of repetitive movements. If you are worried about picking up repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow etc or are already feeling the pain from them then Powerball is the perfect device for you.

Why do so many physicians recommend Powerball for rehabilitation?  

The secret behind Powerball is the healing isometric resistance exercise Powerball affords you during your treatment/recovery. Powerball is a gyroscope that creates resistance from a spinning rotor simply by turning your wrists. The faster you turn your wrists, the faster the rotor spins, the more resistance you will feel. For rehabilitation, you should only use Powerball at slow spin speeds, however, Powerball can create upwards of 60+ pounds of isometric resistance.

Will isometric exercise worsen RSI conditions

Absolutely not. Unlike concentric and eccentric movements (e.g Bicep Curls or typing using gaming consoles) with isometric exercise, there is no change in joint angle or muscle length as you exercise. Isometric exercise is 100% non-impact so there will be no strain on inflamed tendons. 

Common RSI symptoms from Gaming can include…

  1. Tingling and swelling in the fingers
  2. Fatigue & strength loss in the hands
  3. Burning pains in the wrists and elbows – most arising out of overused, inflamed tendons & fascia

Why is Powerball so effective in the treatment of Tennis Elbow?

  1. Powerball’s isometric resistance exercise massively increases oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to inflamed tendons throughout your arm. This speeds up the healing process considerably.
  2. Building strength. Powerball is a world-class upper limb exerciser used by climbers and sports people to build strength and endurance and stay healthy. Reducing your exposure to the reasons you developed Tennis Elbow is a key element in treating the condition. This may mean restricting the exercise that brought on the repetitive strain injury. As Powerball is non-impact you can still build strength even while you are in recovery.
  3. Reduce Stiffness, increase flexibility and increase the range of motion in affected joints. Using Powerball increases the production of synovial fluid which lubricates your joints. Powerball is effective for wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries, both in the rehabilitation and injury prevention.
  4. Stops muscle wastage during recovery. Powerball allows you to maintain muscle strength and mass due to its unique resistance training.

What does the physical therapist say?

Colm Murphy is an IATB physical therapist, lecturer in anatomy, & professional tennis coach. Colm is an expert in rehabilitation, musculoskeletal anatomy & analysis and works closely with elite level athletes. Colm designed our rehabilitation & strengthening programmes.

How does a PowerballPowerball Tennis Elbow Treatment gyroscope work?

Powerball is the home of gyroscopic exercisers. A Powerball has a rotor (green wheel) which spins on its axis creating resistance against the user. This resistance is created by the rotor as you turn your wrists which is known as gyroscopic precision. The faster the rotor spins the more resistance the user will feel. This resistance is purely isometric which is why it is perfectly suited for rehabilitation. At low rotor spin speeds, the resistance will be soothing and gentle for the early stages of rehabilitation. However, as you get stronger you can ramp up the resistance simply by turning your wrists faster. At high spin speeds our metal range of Powerballs can develop over 60+ pounds of isometric resistance.

why Powerball?

  • Cures & protects against RSIs
  • Warm up & down before Gaming
  • Strengthens/stretches muscles & tendons
  • Increases joint flexibility
  • Repairs scarred tissues
  • Increases Blood Flow
  • Non-impact – Isometric resistance exercise
  • Physio designed rehab exercises
  • Physio designed  rehab programmes

 

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Watch Exercises

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