This device is helpful in my efforts to restore the ability to turn my palm upwards. Something that is quite useful when doing things like turning doorknobs or reaching for a coffee cup. Since my stroke left me paralyzed from the shoulder down, none of the muscles that perform this activity are functioning. All of the books written by experts on Stroke Recovery will tell you that countless repetitions of an exercise are necessary to engage the brain and regain control of the muscles. The Roylan wheel helps you exercise when the shoulder and arm muscles will not move at all.
This wheel allows me to rotate my palm upwards and downwards for as long as I want, all by myself. It’s constructed of PVC tubing with an off-center handle, which is weighted to give the wheel some heft. The outer surface of the tubing is covered with a thin rubber “tire” to give it traction on a tabletop. I added an elastic Velcro strap to hold my hand in place since my grip was also compromised by the stroke.
I strap myself in and using my good hand, force my wrist to turn a full 180°. I do that again and again while I am reading or watching TV. After several weeks of this, I am able to rotate my wrist without any help at all. The off-center handle allows gravity to provide a bit of assistance, however. I also frequently perform the rotations while standing with my arm hanging loose. The wheel rolls around my body just as easily. It’s all beginning to pay off with increased sensation and functionality. I highly recommend you get one too.
Rolyan Pronation & Supination Wheel, 2 Pound Weighted Wheel Training Device for Motor Control and Mobility, Hand & Arm Trainer for Forearm and Shoulder Surgery Recovery & Rehabilitation, $77.56 from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2A6VKJJ