TheraPulley: The Optimal Exercise Tool for the Athlete
Major League baseball players are utilizing the TheraPulley™ at home as well on the road to maintain the gains made in the clinic and to warm up pre game and for cool down exercises.
With increased demand on the shoulder/ rotator cuff muscles, shoulder and elbow ligaments, it was very important to establish a strong foundation to strengthen the tissues (ligaments, capsule, labrum cartilage and muscles) by increasing there tolerance to stress. A Dosed and measured exercises are important to achieve these functional properties. Performing these exercises in different position adds to the specificity of the training making the goal attainable. The number of repetition of each exercise, the number of sets, the breaks in between sets as well as the speed of each exercise is imperative in gaining optimal performance in activities of daily living work and sports.
Our key functional goal to achieve optimal outcome is to improve the range of motion, secondly the coordination of the small arthrogenic muscles (small muscles that are close to the joint such as the rotator cuff, hip and spinal muscles), improving endurance and lastly, strength.
- Increase range of motion
- Improve coordination
- Improve endurance
- Improve strength
- Improve functional integration of the above
The TheraPulley™ offers great diversity and specificity in approaching small and large muscle groups. For the athlete, regardless of the sport played needs to focus on neck stability as part of any activity. To avoid muscle injuries as Neck sprains, strains, stingers, facet joint problem, disc problems and more, one must exercise these supporting structures.
The TheraPulley™ offers a unique feature for a specific planar movement and multi-axial movement. The resistance is constant and compliments the muscle length/ tension curve optimizing the resistance without injuries. All positions played in any sports will benefit from Neck training exercises (consult with your Doctor, Physical Therapist, trainer and coach). The pitcher, scanning the batter and first base, the batter, keeping his neck in rotated position as he prepares to bat; oh, not to forget the fly ball and looking up compressing the joint in the back of your neck.
Using the TheraPulley™, one can dose the resistance as little as 200 grams (7 oz.) and as high as 3 kilograms (6.6 lbs.) the max recommended for neck rotation exercises with training.
The TheraPulley™ facilitates a variety of exercises for the extremities and the spine with great comfort and adaptability. It is frequently used for:
Cervical extension, rotation, and slide flexion exercises.
Scapular retraction, protraction, elevation and depression.
Shoulder flexion, extension, adduction, abduction and internal and external rotation.
Spinal rotation via the shoulder girdle and the pelvis.
Knee and hip flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, and internal and external rotation.
Weight capacity 25 Lbs. (weights are not included)