5 Stars By cat man too on 2016-12-06
much cheaper that at PT office, just as nice
Works great, pretty simple tool. Same system as used at the physical therapy office. They wanted $25 for theirs. I had major rotator cuff surgery on both arms, so I use this alot. Probably will never stop using it. On this pulley, I love the wooden handles. Holes in the handles allow you to adjust the length of the rope without having to tie any knots you have to pick out later. I have had no problem with the hook making a mark on the top of the door. If you have really nice doors, best to pad the area with a thin strip of paperboard, say from the cover of a spiral notebook.
5 Stars By froglover on 2017-10-20
Just what I needed to regain movement in shoulder.
I am trying to regain movement in my shoulder after rotator cuff surgery. My therapist asked if I had a pulley at home. I ordered this one and love it for a variety of reasons. I like the hook over the door. It stays on the door with no problem. I don't have to take it up and down. This would be difficult since I am quite short and my right arm doesn't reach up very high yet. I also like the swivel so that no matter what I do with the pulley it is facing the right direction. The string is quite long. I can hold it any way I want and there is more than enough string to do the movement.
5 Stars By B. Brookhouse on 2016-12-30
Just like what is in my PT's office
These are exactly what I needed to continue my physical therapy at home. It's easy to slip over the top of the door, and has a solid fit...not too loose and not too tight. It's also easy to move and adjust. Once you shut the door, it stays in place. I pull pretty hard on one side since I use my "strong" arm to force my "weak" one to the position I need it to be in. So far, construction has proven to be solid, and has withstood my pressure.
5 Stars By Kindle Customer on 2016-06-01
Does The Job!
I bought this overdoor pulley for occupational therapy for upper arm problems. To date, it has worked quite well and I am pleased with the progress I have made. It is easy to use and stays out of the way, when not in use, as I wrap a rubber band around the handles and then hang then, via the band, to the door handle.
5 Stars By Robert on 2016-12-15
Saving me money...
It's not a complicated device; I almost built one myself but this one was a good price - - So why bother?
I have encapsulation in my shoulder. On my plan, the therapist costs $100 per session. I can handle the discomfort, so I decided to do one session, note the techniques, and do the rest from home on my own.
I don;t recommend self help for everyone. I have experience with bad shoulders and know that you need to get to scarey levels of pain in order to make progress. Your best course may be a structured therapist's approach, whatever the cost.
5 Stars By gary assassin on 2018-05-28
Same one as physical therapy.
I didn't want to continue my physical therapy, because I could do most of the exercises at the gym and save some money. I picked this up because I am not sure my gym has one. Aside from the fact that the PT place has it mounted high on the wall of a ceiling way higher than my house, this is the same one they have. All I have to do is sit in a lower chair and roll the handles around the rope a little so that I can get the same height from one side while lowering the other side to the height I am used to.
It doesn't offer resistance, but that is not what this is used for. It is only for raising and lowering an arm that has had a shoulder injury. If you want resistance, there are products made specifically for that.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2015-10-13
I purchased this overdoor exerciser for my sister who was having trouble with her shoulder. Her physical therapist recommended several exercises using this type of exerciser. This inexpensive little exerciser works great for her. It is also lightweight and easily portable and packable, so she doesn't have to miss her daily exercise routine when she is away from home.
5 Stars By Steven M Shisler on 2017-10-13
Works well. Great price.
After being involved in a serious motorcycle accident, where my shoulder was badly injured, my physical therapist started me using this same item in therapy. He recommended I purchase one for use at home. Through them the cost was $47. The exact same item through amazon was $10+. It works well helping to get my range of motion back.
5 Stars By Jld on 2017-06-18
Perfect for stroke recovery/physical therapy
I purchased this item for my mom. She had a major stroke and is unable to move her right side. This item allows her to exercise the paralyzed right arm. She can pull with her left hand and raise and lower the right arm. By properly securing the right hand to the handle, mom can do the rest. The pulley fits over our door and has a foam protector to prevent and scratches. Overall this is a very great item for anyone in need of exercise or physical therapy. You can adjust the rope length if needed.
5 Stars By email@example.com on 2018-08-15
Does what it should
A simple enough device that if you had the right things lying around the house you could make yourself but at this price point, you might as well simply buy this if you don't. One of the handles on mine didn't have the rope strung through both holes (which, oddly, is also true of the one in the picture) and although it was safe I was paranoid about it coming through and causing my arm to drop abruptly. Believe me, a total shoulder replacement is painful enough on its own. It was very easy to restring it, so I did and I recommend that you do too.