Safety & Precaution

PRODUCT SAFETY, PRECAUTIONS, AND PRACTICAL EXERCISE TIPS

Please review the following ShinTekk safety and precautionary information before using the ShinTekk:

The ShinTekk is not recommended for anyone under 13 years of age.

Product Safety

  • Use of any products described in this manual can cause serious injury when not used properly.
  • Do not use ShinTekk base, U-Bar, Resistance Bungees, and U-Bar Padding in any way not described in this manual.
  • Avoid exercises that involve stretching the Resistance Bungees in such a fashion that it may snap and cause injury.
  • Do not step on or place heavy objects on the top of U-Bar when installed into base.
  • Avoid placing extremities between ShinTekk base and U-Bar when installed.
  • Always examine the ShinTekk base, U-Bar, U-Bar Padding, and Resistance Bungees before use for small nicks, fraying, tears, punctures, or flaws that may cause the ShinTekk base, U-bar, U-Bar Padding, or Resistance Bands to break. If you find any flaws, replace before performing any exercises.
  • Do not use Resistance Bungees if visibly frayed. Replace as needed.
  • Be sure the Resistance Bungee is securely installed with metal connector centered underneath the base before using.
  • Do not use Resistance Bungees in any way other than for ShinTekk exercises described in the User Guide.
  • Keep ShinTekk base, U-Bar, Resistance Bungees, Rubber Feet, and U-Bar padding out of reach of infants and young children.

 

Precautions

Precautions

  • Always consult your physician before beginning an exercise program.
  • Your rehabilitation or exercise professional should help develop an individualized program to meet your needs and abilities.
  • Use of any products described in this manual can cause serious injury when not used properly.
  • If you presently have a foot, ankle, leg, or calf injury, consult your physician or physical therapist before using the ShinTekk.
  • Do not use the ShinTekk on uneven or wet surfaces, ice, gravel, loose stone, or sand.
  • Leave adequate space to properly exercise.
  • Never exercise to the point of pain.
  • If you experience sharp pain, shortness of breath, dizziness or lightheadedness with any exercises or stretches, stop immediately and contact your healthcare provider.
  • As with any exercise program, muscle soreness may be experienced over the first few days. If your pain should persist for more than 3 or 4 days, consult your physician or therapist. Do not exercise while experiencing pain.
  • Wearing rubber soled, closed toed shoes are recommended while using the ShinTekk.
  • Do not use Resistance Bungees or U-Bar Padding in any way not described in this manual.
  • Avoid exercises that involve stretching the ShinTekk Resistance Bungees in such a fashion that they may snap and cause injury.
  • The ShinTekk, Resistance Bungees, and U-Bar Padding are not toys and should not be used by children younger than 13 years..
  • Be sure the Resistance Bungee is securely installed with metal connector centered underneath the base before using.
  • Do not use Resistance Bungees in any way other than for ShinTekk exercises described in the User Guide.
  • Protect the ShinTekk Resistance Bungees by keeping them away from sharp objects. Remove rings from the fingers and other jewelry before installing Resistance Bungees. Be aware of long, sharp fingernails.
  • Keep ShinTekk base, U-Bar, Resistance Bungees, Rubber Feet, and U-Bar padding out of reach of infants and young children.

 

Caring for the ShinTekk base, U-bar, and Resistance Bungees

  • Always examine the ShinTekk base, U-bar, U-Bar Padding, and Resistance Bands before use for small nicks, tears, fraying, punctures, or flaws that may cause the ShinTekk base, U-bar, or Resistance Bungees to break. If you find any flaws, replace before performing any exercises.
  • Store the ShinTekk base, U-bar, U-Bar Padding, and Resistance Bands out of direct sunlight and away from extreme temperatures.
  • Do not apply water or cleaning agents to U-Bar Padding or Resistance Bungees.

Should the Resistance Bungees come into contact with any liquid, remove excess liquid and dry flat.

If the ShinTekk base becomes dirty or sticky, remove Resistance Bungees and clean the ShinTekk base with mild soap and water and dry flat.

Information for Healthcare Professionals

Indications

In addition to general wellness and fitness programs, resistance exercise is indicated for use in a variety of impairments:

  • Resistance training for
    • Postural impairments
    • Motor function impairments
    • Muscle performance impairments
  • Stretching exercises for muscle length impairments
  • Balance training for balance and gait impairments
  • Cardio training for cardiorespiratory impairments
  • Functional and sport-specific training for functional limitations

For patients using the ShinTekk as part of a home therapy program, it is imperative to instruct the patient on safe and proper use of the ShinTekk and Resistance Bungees.

Practical Exercise Tips

  • With all exercises, posture and body alignment is critical. Keep the shoulders and hips aligned, tighten the abdominals, and relax the knees. Be sure to practice the safest posture possible by maintaining a natural spinal curve
  • Use the Resistance Bungee prescribed by your physician or therapist for the prescribed sets and repetitions. Rest between sets.
  • Include proper warm-up and cool-down activities with your resistance or flexibility training program.
  • Perform all exercises and stretches in a slow and controlled manner. At no time should you feel “out of control”; remember to control the Resistance Bungee rather than allowing it to control you. Do not allow the Resistance Bungee to snap back.
  • Avoid hyperextending or over-flexing joints when exercising or stretching. Don’t lock the joints.
  • Breathe evenly while performing exercises or stretches. Exhale during the more difficult phase of the repetition. Don’t hold your breath.
  • For beginners, perform the exercises or stretches without Resistance Bungee until you are comfortable, then add resistance. Begin with 8 to 10 exercises that target major muscle groups or joints.
  • Exercise with the color Resistance Bungee that was prescribed for you, or with a color that allows you to complete 2 to 3 sets of 10 to 15 repetitions with mild fatigue on the last set.
  • Progress to the next color Resistance Bungee when you are able to easily complete the 3 sets of 10 to 15 repetitions.