Currently, there is no tool that can be used and taken home by patients to exercise neck muscles resistively especially the rotator muscles. The healing effects of resistive exercises on chronic pain, weakness in muscles, reduced motor control and adaptive motor behaviour have been studied extensively over years.
Resistive Neck Exercisers can used for neck pain, headaches, shoulder and arm pains and tingling in the arm.
I believe that the resistive neck exercisers can be extremely effective and helpful for the self-management of the neck problems. It can be advised by anyone who’s familiar with human body biomechanics, concept of motor control training and muscle physiology.
Rotator band is designed and patented by Move Well Physiotherapy to exercise rotator muscles of the neck (with/or without any other movement) resistively.
It is unique in terms of resistance application to movements. Secondly, different patterns of movements can be applied, like coupled movements or quadrants.The resistance can be increased progressively.
One of the unique features of the band is the pull goes all around the head.
This provides the possibility of resisting the movement at any degree of the whole range of movement. This also includes the neutral. This means patients can still exercise with the tool although they are in pain and ease it.
The helmet is second tool that belongs to Move Well Physiotherapy. It has six bags in total. Each of them weighs 300 grams. This provides the possibility of increasing or decreasing the amount of resistance to suit the patients’ ability level. They are also able to increase the number of bags as they get stronger in time.
It is suitable for strengthening the flexion, extension, lateral flexion in side laying and deep neck stabilisers of your neck.
What is the aim?
Restoration and prevention of neck related problems and headache (The International Classification of Headache Disorders 11.2.1)originating from progressive weakness and wear and tear:
- Poor posture
- Weakness in neck muscles and reduced mobility due to insufficient use and lack of exercise
- Shoulder and arm pains and tingling in the arm
- Chronic pain and whiplash injury