The world’s first ‘Therapeutic Wheelchair Technology’
The ROWHEELS Revolutionary technology uses a unique rowing motion that:
Reduces/eliminates pains, aches and injuries to the shoulders
Shoulder injuries are common in up to 70% of wheelchair PUSHERS. Using ROWHEELS can help PROTECT new wheelchair users from developing these types of injuries and can mitigate or possibly reverse shoulder damage from years of PUSHING!
Builds upper body strength and keeps you mobile
ROWHEELING protects, stabilizes and strengthens the shoulders allowing for self-propulsion to be used as a form of physical exercise. It increasing cardio-pulmonary output which can result in long-term improvements in stamina, endurance and overall cardiovascular health.
Improves posture and breathing capacity
Using ROWHEELS retracts the scapulas, opening up the chest and stretching those muscle that tend to be tight from pushing. This leads to a more upright posture and decompresses the diaphragm, improving breathing.
Rowheeling vs. Pushing
Biomechanically, pushing is the worst possible method for propelling a wheelchair. Countless studies have confirmed the damaging effects of pushing which is why the industry focus has been on reducing effort by reducing the overall weight of your chair. Rowheeling has been proven to reduce or eliminate all the damaging effects associated with pushing, regardless of the weight of your chair.
Pushing Shoulder Forces
PUSHING forces the upper-arm into the shoulder joint, compressing and damaging the rotator cuff tendon eventually leading to pain and injury in up to 70% of wheelchair PUSHERS.
Rowheeling Shoulder Forces
ROWHEELING pulls the upper-arm away from the shoulder joint (decompressing the shoulder), mitigating or eliminating the forces that damage the rotator cuff when PUSHING. This keeps your shoulders injury and pain-free.
PUSHING relies mainly on two small muscles in the chest and shoulder for propulsion. Over time these muscles become overused and tighten, pulling the shoulder joint forward into an unstable position that is prone to damating the shoulder, leading to debilitating injuries and pain.
ROWHEELING uses most of the back and shoulder muscles , efficiently distributing the work over larger and more capable muscles, minimizing overuse and strengthening your upper-body. ROWHEELING also uses the back muscles that retract the scapula, stabilizing the shoulder joint, improving posture and further reducing the risk of shoulder injuries.
Pushing Wrist Compression
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has been found to occur in up to 63% of the manual wheelchair population and the highly compressive and repetitive forces associated with PUSHING play a major role in its development.
Rowheeling Wrist Decompression
ROWHEELING DE-compresses the wrist with its pulling motion. As a result, using ROWHEELS on a regular basis can help alleviate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome related pain and mitigate further development.