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Posted Sep 28 2008 9:16pm

Athletic Trainer / Volleyball Player Uses Shoulder Stretching Device

Recently I ran into the inventors of The Rotater at the Florida Physical Therapy Association Convention in Daytona Beach. I wish that I had met them a couple years ago. The Rotater would have been beneficial to so many athletes that I have worked with.

I spent two years with the LSU volleyball and tennis programs as well as a year with the University of Louisiana of Lafayette volleyball and softball programs. With all of these teams playing overhead sports, I spent a lot of time stretching their arms and shoulders. If I had had the Rotater, then my time could have been freed up to work on other important things.

The nicest thing about the Rotater is that the athlete has has total control of the stretch. Instead of me constantly asking if they were getting a good stretch, they can feel it and control it themselves.

I plan on sending the information about the Rotater on to professionals that I have worked with so that they can implement it in their programs.

On a personal note, I play a lot of volleyball and can now stretch my arm out before I get on the court. I used to stretch as much as possible, but it would still take the first game to feel really warm. Now I can get a great stretch before I even start a match!

Thanks guys for your help!

Tamara Copes, M.S, ATC, LAT

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