How to use the MSD-Band Shoulder Rope Pulley
Friday, 10 August 2018 | Paul
Inexpensive, simple to use and highly effective, the over-door MSD-Band Shoulder Rope Pulley is your gateway to a huge variety of resistive shoulder exercises. Whether you are looking to rehabilitate or prevent an injury, or simply to build up strength, the versatility and simplicity of the MSD-Band Shoulder Pulley can help you achieve your goals with the minimum of fuss and cost.
How to Exercise with the MSD Shoulder Pulley
First things first – make sure you set up the pulley safely and securely according to the instructions provided. It's highly important that the door is not opened while the pulley is mounted, so if the door's got a lock, you'll probably want to use it.
These exercises are intended to help you stretch an injured shoulder. You'll always be pulling with your good arm, allowing your other arm to move passively. Perform these exercises slowly and with control, and always consult a licensed healthcare professional before use.
Exercise I - Up and Down
One of the most basic movements possible with the MSD Shoulder Pulley, the Up and Down exercise is great as a warm-up or a general strength builder. However, it's important to remember to emphasise the role of the shoulders in your movement in order to get the most out of this exercise.
Exercise II - Side Circle
The Side Circle is a gentle rehabilitation exercise, putting a safe but significant load on your injured arm and helping you to regain strength and range of motion. Make sure your injured arm remains largely passive and remember to stop if you feel any pain.
Exercise III - Rotation
Gently stretching the rotator cuff muscles, the Rotation exercise can really help you feel the benefits of resistive exercise. Your good arm always controls how much your injured arm will rotate, so remember to adjust your pull force accordingly.
Exercise IV - Internal Rotation
One of the most advanced exercises available with the MSD pulley, Internal Rotation should only be attempted towards the end of a rehabilitation cycle. Due to the potential for overstretching, great care must be taken when undertaking this exercise, and having a helper on hand is recommended.
The MSD-Band Shoulder Pulley is infinitely versatile, with a multitude of exercise combinations available. Movements that can be undertaken with the Shoulder Pulley include:
More Doorway Equipment
With incredibly simple, damage-free installation, the MSD-Band Shoulder Pulley is an extremely convenient and cost-effective way to accelerate recovery of an injured shoulder. Utilising a door frame for exercise helps you save money on gym memberships and expensive rehabilitation programmes. A variety of other helpful doorway exercise equipment is available from Health and Care, including:
Relieve Your Shoulders Now
With an incredibly simple yet highly versatile design, unrivalled affordability and eco-friendly packaging, the MSD Shoulder Pulley will be the shoulder rehabilitation device of choice for many. Available now with fast and free UK delivery, it's a must-have – whether you are recovering from injury or want to prevent it in the future.