ARE YOU ACTIVE OR PLAY SPORTS?
Did you know that up to 70% of wheelchair PUSHERS develop shoulder injury and pain and that wheelchair athletes are at an even greater risk?
Training programs including rowing and pulling/backward wheeling are commonly employed by wheelchair sports teams and athletes to actively engage and strengthen the posterior shoulder and back muscles in order to help prevent shoulder injuries. With Rowheels you get more than a pair of wheels, you get a:
GYM- Rowheeling recruits all the large muscles in your back and shoulders--typically underused and weaker in manual wheelchair pushers. This leads to a stronger upper body/core and using those muscles retracts your scapula, stabilizing your shoulder joint. Due to the increased cardiovascular and pulmonary requirements involved in using all these larger muscles, user could see long-term improvements in stamina and cardiovascular health.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST- Rowheeling retract your scapula, stabilizing your shoulder joint, stretches your chest muscles and improves your posture. These are all things you would go to physical therapy for. Using Rowheels can complement physical therapy you may already be receiving and potentially eliminate the need for future therapy to alleviate shoulder related issues. It also allows you to rest your pushing muscles, which need to stay healthy and rested for daily activities or for when you're on the court.
PROTECT & STRENGTHEN YOUR SHOULDERS
"...this type of movement (rowheeling) is strongly advocated for wheelchair court sport athletes training program to not only stress the cardiovascular system, but to also protect against injury by developing the antagonist muscles used during FOR (pushing) wheelchair propulsion in a sports-specific manner."
-Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences Loughborough University, UK (2015)
REST YOUR ON-COURT MUSCLES
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8001 Terrace Ave. - Suite 204
Middleton, WI 53562
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