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The Gyro-Ciser

The Gyro-Ciser was originally designed as an exercise device to help improve the blood circulatory system to the fingers, hands, wrist and arm. It has since then developed to become a physiotherapy and sports aid for increasing power in the fingers, wrist and arm.

"The Sports Gyro-Ciser utlises the deep hand muscles including the interossei and the lumbricals. This ensures stability in the grip and provides a firm platform for the activity of thumb and finger action, particularly the opposing muscle groups involved in the power grip.

Wrist action of flexion and extension along with radial and ulnar deviation can be strengthened isotonically, whilst using forearm movements of pronation and supination. All of which are major components of racquet sports.

Perhaps one of the most valuable aspect sof the Sports Gyro-Ciser is it use in training for stability of the shoulder girdle, particularly of the scapula (shoulder blade). Movements performed at varying arm positions allow the operator to practise stabilising the scapula against the chest wall whislt maintaining motion of the upper limb, actions involved in all sports from rowing to golf, and essential in the prevention of shoulder tendinitis and other degenerative shoulder conditions."

Kath Piper, Physiotherapist, MMPAA, MMACP, Grad.Dip.Phys.Dip, Manip.

To use the Gyro-Ciser:

Place in the palm of the hand with the inner yellow ball facing outwards. Place the end of the cord into the small hole in the ball and roll the ball, feeding the cord into the grove until it is tight. Then pull the cord to set the ball in motion. Move your wrist in a circular motion to increase the speed of the Gryo-Ciser.

The idea is to keep the ball spinning as smoothly as possible at a constant speed. The magnet inside causes an irregular magnetic field which gently exercise the forearm, wrist and fingers.