The Best Solution for Resistive Shoulder Exercise
The Shoulder Rx™ is a resistive device for therapeutically exercising the shoulder following surgery, traumatic injury, or to aid in the recovery from shoulder joint disease.
The Shoulder Rx features several innovations that make it the perfect solution for a broad range of rehabilitation protocols and is ideal for the treatment of many conditions for which resistive exercise is prescribed. Some of the rehabilitation applications include:
♦Rotator cuff tears ♦Post-surgical fracture repairs ♦Post-mastectomy muscle rehabilitation ♦Tendinitis ♦Bursitis ♦Arthritis ♦Adhesive capsulitis ♦Calcific bursitis ♦Pericapsulitis ♦Supraspinatus tendinitis ♦Brachial neuritis ♦Reflex sympathetic dystrophy ♦Periarthritis ♦Adherent bursitis ♦Obliterative bursitis
In collaboration with a team of Physical Therapists, several years of research and prototyping identified and refined each aspect and function of the latest Shoulder Rx.
The Shoulder Rx enables the patient’s forearm to be fixed in a 90 degree angle with reference to the humerus, and measured in degrees of range of motion. This positioning provides the optimal geometry for isolating exercise to the rotator cuff and pectoralis muscle groups, while minimizing deltoid muscle involvement.
The hydraulic resistance mechanism delivers a safe, steady bidirectional load to the shoulder muscles for both internal and external rotation. The resistance control can be adjusted to suit individual patient requirements and is easily reset for each patient across therapy sessions.
The Shoulder Rx offers advantages over elastic band or weight stack therapy for shoulder rehabilitation. In one portable device, it provides fixed shoulder positioning, vertical and range of motion adjustments and a resistance ratio suitable for all exercise candidates. Most importantly, the level of resistance is smooth and stable across the range of motion.
Since the device does not store potential or kinetic energy, the motion is fully controlled by the patient. This provides an additional level of safety since there is no "pull back" as with elastic bands or weight stack systems.