Are you still prescribing boring pronation and supination exercises to your patients? Looking for something new and different? I would recommend looking at the CanDo Pronation/Supination Wrist Exercise Wheel.
What is the CanDo Pronation/Supination Wrist Exercise Wheel?
The CanDo Pronation/Supination Wrist Exercise Wheel is a therapy aid that allows for pronation and supination exercises. This therapy aid exercises muscles in the wrist, forearm and shoulder of individuals recovering from surgery or injury. The wheel features a nonslip rubber surface on the exterior of the wheel to provide smooth, stable motions when exercising. It also features a comfortable middle handle that can accommodate any hand size and can be used with a flexion glove if needed.
This product helps you to practice repetitive functional movements for the wrist, forearm, and shoulders. It takes little strength to use, and it is perfect for patients just beginning their rehabilitation process. All you must do is roll the wheel for pronation and supination exercises. The hand bar is large enough to accommodate any hand size. The off centered bar gives two travel distances for shorter rolling motions or longer rolling motions.
What else can I do with a CanDo Pronation/Supination Wrist Exercise Wheel?
There are many variations you can do to enhance the use of the CanDo Pronation/Supination Wrist Exercise Wheel. You can place an object on either side of the wheel, and have the patient try to gently touch each object without knocking it over. This can be helpful to work on motor control and stability. Also, you can promote postural reeducation by having the individual focus on engaging postural muscles, such as the muscles around the scapulae, while performing pronation and supination exercises.
As you can see there are many different variations and ideas on how to maximize the use of the CanDo Pronation/Supination Wrist Exercise wheel.
Before using the CanDo Wrist/Forearm Exerciser, please consult with your healthcare professional.
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Article Written By Eric Trauber, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT