Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Bilateral Upper Extremity Weightlifting Devices

Loren Schubert

Hi List,
 
I have a patient with a quad-membral presentation who would like be able to perform more exercises at the gym with free weights / dumbells. She has a very short trans-radial presentation on both sides and could be essentially treated as an elbow distarticulation presentation. She would like something simple that could be strapped on or hooked onto a barbell or set of dumbells. Safety of course would be a concern if she could not easily release from the weights. It would be ideal to have devices she could don and doff independently, but having a friend help her is also possible. 
 
So far I am considering using a set of Harbinger Lifting Hooks. They may work as is, or may require some modification. Here is a link to the hooks and also to a video of a woman with a similar presentation using them. Does anyone have any other thoughts or ideas?
 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-crossfit-video-goes-viral-1.3510236
 
https://harbingerfitness.com/product/Lifting_Hooks
 
Thank you for your thoughts.


Mr. Loren Schubert
Certified Prosthetist

P 604-321-1115 | F 604-321-7681
www.barberprosthetics.com

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