Rehab Device to Counter Repetitive Motion Injury

Rehab Device to Counter Repetitive Motion Injury

The Xtensor exercises hands to relieve repetitive motion stress


A Melville, N.Y., company has developed an award-winning device that is designed to counteract the effects of repetitive motion injuries for hands.

Clinically Fit Inc. (www.clinicallyfit.com) introduced its The Xtensor hand exercise device in 2007, and it won a 2007 Medical Design Excellence Award for new rehabilitation/sports therapy products.

The device is designed for people whose work requires heavy use of their hands, including machinists.

The device exercises the muscles that open the hands with force; moving in the exact opposite motion to the muscles used to squeeze and grip, which the company said helps to improve strength, flexibility; improve dexterity and minimize exposure to repetitive stress.

The Xtensor is available online at www.TheXtensor.com. It costs $37.

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