TAP® Elbow Buddy
The TAP® Elbow Buddy is recommended for younger athletes (12 and under) and those recovering from injury for increasing blood flow to, and stabilization of, the shoulder complex and arm. Athletes 13 and older should use the TAP® Shoulder Tube™ unless otherwise directed by their physician, physical therapist or coach. Instructions for use not included.
- Arm recovery
- Improve arm strength
- Vibration training
- Develop shoulder muscles
- Ships flat rate via USPS
The TAP® Elbow Buddy was developed as a companion product to the TAP® Shoulder Tube™ at the request of an athletic trainer and a physical therapist that required a shorter, lighter plyometric device that could be used with clients who were undergoing rehabilitation or were otherwise not physically strong enough to use the TAP® Shoulder Tube™ effectively, and for exercise regimens requiring motion closer to the body.
Similar to The TAP® Shoulder Tube™, the Elbow Buddy provides the overhand athlete 12 and under an ideal way to condition and prepare the shoulder for the act of throwing. The deliberate oscillation of the Elbow Buddy in a slow, rhythmic fashion by moving the arm will cause the counterweighted ends of the Elbow Buddy to change directions stretching (eccentric ❓ phase) and shortening (concentric ❓ phase) the affected muscle group. The position of the Elbow Buddy and the direction it is flexed determines the muscle groups that are exercised.
Controlling the omnidirectional movement of the counterweights as the device is being moved through the shoulder’s full range of motion causes increased flexibility and blood flow to the shoulder complex. The construction and flexibility of the round shaft device permit the athlete to exercise the shoulder at an intensity that is self-determined. The more energy that is used to move the device results in greater energy levels returned to the shoulder by the rotational motion of the counterweights.
While the patented Elbow Buddy was created with the pitcher in mind, it is appropriate for all athletes who throw. Athletes 13 and older should use the TAP™ Shoulder Tube™ unless otherwise directed by their physician, physical therapist or coach. Instructions for use not included.