Top 5 best Exercise Equipment for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a massive problem worldwide. Shoulder problems cause more sick leave than any other musculoskeletal disorders (15 days on average). Shoulder pain is also the most common musculoskeletal disorder among people over 65 years (Taylor, 2005) and its prevalence has tripled in the course of 40 years (Harkness, 2005). Every second person will suffer from shoulder pain during their lifetime.

What is the best exercise equipment for treating the shoulder? What are the benefits of exercising on this particular equipment, and what is the difference between fitness equipment and medically certified rehabilitation equipment? This blog explains how five pieces of equipment can make a positive impact in treating patients with shoulder pain.

1. Diagonal Shoulder Abduction Device

The DAVID Diagonal Shoulder Abduction device has unique tilted movement arm axes which guide the movement to activate scapula stabilizing muscles. This typically challenging movement is easy and pain-free to perform, even for painful shoulders. 

Target muscles

  • Trapetzius middle
  • Trapezius inferior
  • Rhomboid major
  • Rhomboid minor
  • Deltoid posterior head
  • Supraspinatus

The Shoulder Abduction Device is an ideal device to treat the following shoulder disorders:

A diagonal Shoulder Device can be used to treat the above-mentioned shoulder disorders depending on the phase of the injury.

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Diagonal Shoulder Abduction Device

2. Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Device

The glenohumeral internal rotation devices provides a pure isolated internal rotation exercise movement for the shoulder. Optimized joint angles (60o abduction and scapular plane) enable effective treatment of a painful joint.

With the David Shoulder Solution, internal and external rotators of the shoulder joint along with the scapular stabilizers can be activated safely and efficiently. Optimal joint angles and a supportive movement arm isolate the activation precisely to the desired muscles.

Target muscles

  • Subscapularis

The Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Device is an ideal device to treat the following shoulder disorders:

A Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Device can be used to treat the above-mentioned shoulder disorders depending on the phase of the injury.

Watch the full video by clicking on the image

Diagonal Shoulder Abduction Device

3. Glenohumeral External Rotation Device

This exercise device provides pure isolated external rotation exercise for the shoulder. Optimized joint angles (scapular plane) enable effective treatment of a painful joint.

Target muscles

  • Infraspinatus
  • Teres minor

The Glenohumeral External Rotation Device is an ideal device to treat the following shoulder disorders:

A Glenohumeral External Rotation Device can be used to treat the above-mentioned shoulder disorders depending on the phase of the injury.

Watch the video by clicking on the image

Diagonal Shoulder Abduction Device

4. Scapular Abduction / Chest Press Device

This unique multifunction device combines isolative scapular protraction and multi-joint chest press exercise.

Target muscles

for Scapular Abduction

  • Serratus anterior
  • Pectoralis minor

for Chest Press

  • Pectoralis major
  • Deltoid anterior
  • Triceps brachii
  • Serratus anterior

The Scapular Abduction is an ideal device to treat the following shoulder disorders:

Scapular Abduction / Chest Press Device can be used to treat the above-mentioned shoulder disorders depending on the phase of the injury.

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Chest Press
Diagonal Shoulder Abduction Device

Scapular Abduction

Diagonal Shoulder Abduction Device

5. Pulldown Device

A unique multi-joint medical exercise equipment for the upper body.

Main target muscles

  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Trapezius
  • Rhomboideus minor
  • Rhomboideus major
  • Biceps brachii
  • Teres major
  • Pectoralis minor

The Pulldown device is an ideal device to treat the following shoulder disorders:

A pulldown can be used to treat the above-mentioned shoulder disorders depending on the phase of the injury.

Watch the full video by clicking on the image

Diagonal Shoulder Abduction Device

Why should you use a Medical Shoulder Device in case of Shoulder Pain?

There is a wide range of exercise equipment available for the shoulders with varying levels of quality. What should you pay attention to when using or buying shoulder equipment? What are the advantages of training on an isolated medical shoulder device compared to fitness equipment or elastic bands? Click on the button below to read a blog post that will answer these questions and many more on the important principles of the medical shoulder device.

7 reasons why you should use a medical shoulder device in case of shoulder pain

Disclaimer:
Treatment of patients on the David equipment always requires an assessment by a professional. This professional is trained as a DAVID instructor and has been informed of the indications and contraindications for use of the exercise equipment.