The DynaPro Shoulder Pulley is a great tool to help you perform exercises that will help you recover from shoulder injuries such as shoulder bursitis, an injured rotator cuff or a frozen shoulder. It helps you gradually strengthen your shoulder joint and increase your range of motion. If you haven’t injured your shoulder but wish to avoid future shoulder injuries, this pulley will help you achieve this.
The pulley comprises a rope terminated by handles at each end, a small pulley system in the middle and a stopper.
To use your pulley, just hang it over a door in the comfort of your home using the stopper end and you are good to go! No need to go to the gym or your physiotherapist’s office. This is the perfect tool to maintain social distancing.
We suggest some useful shoulder exercises below that you can easily perform at home using your shoulder pulley.
Shoulder Pulley Exercises
We briefly describe below 3 suggested exercises you can perform at home with your shoulder pulley to improve shoulder strength and range of motion.
Shoulder Forward Raise – Low- Facing Door
Stand facing a closed door and attach the shoulder pulley to the middle of the door (using the door handle, for example). Hold one pulley handle in each hand, keeping your elbows straight and thumbs up. Pull down with your injured arm, raising your injured arm forwards and upwards. Continue until you start to feel discomfort. Hold for 2 seconds and then slowly lower the injured arm. Repeat 10 times.
Shoulder Forward Raise – High – Facing Away From Door
Attach the pulley to the top of the door and sit with your back to it. Hold the shoulder pulley handles with one in each hand, keeping your thumbs up. Pull down with your healthy arm, raising your injured arm forwards and upwards. Continue until you start to feel discomfort. Hold for 2 seconds and then slowly lower your injured arm. Repeat 10 times.
Outward Rotation with Shoulder Pulley
Attach the shoulder pulley to the door at elbow level and stand with your injured arm next to the door. Keep your injured arm close to your side with your upper arm horizontal and a rolled towel between your elbow and your side. with your healthy arm, pull the pulley handle out to the side (away from the door). The upper arm of the other (injured) side will move horizontally towards the door. Once you start to feel discomfort, hold the position for 2 seconds and then allow the injured arm to slowly return to its original position. Repeat 10 times.