Here is a growing list of health and fitness professionals, who’ve published their thoughts after evaluating the Rotater.

MikeScottDPT.com – Doctor of Physical Therapy, Mike Scott

Product Review: The Rotater

“…Well it took about 6 weeks of use, but she got full ROM back and is now back to basic yoga and spinning with no pain, but occasional muscular tightness in her upper trap and biceps. She clearly still has some strengthening to do in her periscap and RTC along with active stabilization/proprioceptive work. But I have to say I do not think that she would have progressed this quickly without the rotater…”

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Catapult Fitness – Susan Weiner – NESTA Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach and Core Conditioning Specialist

Gear Review – The Rotater

“…Quite honestly, when I first opened the box I wasn’t wowed. The Rotater itself is made of a heavy plastic and as a total package the components are fairly simplistic. With that said, the beauty of The Rotater is in its simplicity…”

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VarietyTrainer.com – Jerry Shreck, BS, ATC/L, NCSF-CPT, Strength & Conditioning Coach – Bucknell University

The Rotater Review

“…I was impressed by the increased range of motion and how well my shoulders felt after I went through the stretches. I remember thinking that these positions are the exact positions an Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist would place the shoulder in when doing manual stretching. Wow, here is a simple tool that you can use and not have to see someone for increasing range of motion…”

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Fitness Guru – Ron Jones.org

Self-Help Therapy Tools

“…The Rotator can get your shoulders into positions impossible with any other tool–and it can do it safely and gently due to its unique design. The leverage generated with “minimal” pressure is amazing…”

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Rob DeCillis A.K.A. Combat Trainer, C.S.C.S. – CombatTrainer.co

The Rotator: Strengthen Your Shoulder!

“..After taking it out and playing with it for a few minutes I knew instantly that this product would be of beneficial use to not only combat athletes but people in general. So I gave The Rotator a solid run for the last four weeks or so. I used the Rotator 4-5 times a week.  I did the basic internal and external exercises that are shown on the video and on the sheet that came with The Rotator.  Majority of the exercise were very easy to figure out especially with the use of the pictures and video.  There were one or two that at first I had trouble getting the position right but I found the groove….”

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Alan L. Hammond – suite101.com

Shoulder Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Made Easy

“…During testing of the device, it was simply used to measure improvement in range of motion and flexibility. In both areas, there was marked improvement during a six-week trial period. This reviewer had no problems in targeting the areas of concern. As relates to golf, the shoulder turn during the backswing feels much less constrained than before, which is to be attributed to The Rotater rather than rounds of golf played, since there was only one round played during the period…”

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Steven Mosley – Combat Hard Weblog

The Rotater

“…It is really quite an ingenious invention for self-stretching of the shoulder musculature through both external and internal rotation (my favorite part).  You can adjust it any way you need to stretch along any plane to increase range of motion…”

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Bill Davis – Muscle-Build.com

The Rotater Review

“…Once I received it in the mail, my initial reaction was, “This is too simple to be any good.”  Boy, was I wrong. The beauty of the device is in its very simplicity….”

Disclosure:  After using the Rotater, Bill Davis has become an affiliate marketer for the Rotater

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Jay Ashman – Bigger, Stronger, Fitter

The Rotater

“…I love this product.  I think it is an incredible price to pay to increase your shoulder health and I can’t recommend it enough.  I have had a few people e-mail me asking about what they can do to help their shoulder issues, I always say just one thing, “Buy The Rotater”…”

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Dr. Jeff Cubos

The Rotator

“…While I have yet to find a “be all – end all” product, the Rotator  IS a useful device. However, a few patients have noted to me that the velcro strap isn’t the most comfortable and that a softer, cloth-type strap, may be more user friendly…”

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Jason Ferruggia, World Renowned Strength and Conditioning Specialist

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“This is a cool little tool that was sent to me recently which is great for shoulder rehab and prehab. Anyone you know with shoulder problems could benefit from incorporating some work on the Rotater into their regular program.”

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Jimmy Vo – MMA Fighter

The Rotater Review

“…Personally after a hard training session, the next day my shoulders are extremely sore. Just think about everything our shoulders have to endure, submissions that isolate the shoulders, grabbing, pulling, throwing, and punching. Shoulder flexibility is important when it comes to Jiu Jitsu. The extra bit of flexibility may give you that extra split second to escape that Americana. One of my favorite things about this great tool is it’s small and you can use it anywhere…”

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Bob Wanamaker – “The Thinking Strongman”

(P)Rehab Gadgets:  The Good, The Not So Good

“…It comes down to control. Sure, a broomstick (or using a power rack) can stretch the external rotators. There’s no lack of force. But I’m surprised at the lack of control I have with it compared to this device; control (for me) translates to the ability to relax – I don’t have to pay attention, everything feels more natural, and relaxing means a more effective stretch. I’m able to stretch the RC from many angles – again, all with a high degree of control…”

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Homemade Gym Stuff

The Rotater – Revisited

“…Simple, elegant & stylish – we love ‘em. Dave’s shoulders feel better than ever, Nath now has increased ROM/flexability and my glued-up-mouse-shuffling-key-pushing shoulders are rejuvenated. Along with strengthening the cuff muscle with the strong-arm band, the delts now have three distinctive heads and the shoulder girdle as a whole is much more free…”

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Kira Robert Clarke – Muay Thai fighter, aka the Fight Geek

The Rotater

“…Now, before I get into the details, here’s the bottom line …I frickin’ love the Rotater! I heartily recommend it to any fighter wanting to keep his shoulders in good nick. If you do a lot of punching—you want this thing!  Phew! That’s the gushy fan-boy stuff out of the way. Time to share a few Rotater-related stories from my time training in Thailand …”

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Eric Beard – PES, CES, CSCS, LMT and Senior Speaker for the National Academy of Sports Medicine

Disclosure:  After using the Rotater, Eric Beard has become an affiliate marketer for the Rotater

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Julia Lawdeski, powerlifter – IRON EDGE GYM

The Rotater:  Review

“…I’ve been using it for the past week and I love the strengthening part of it. I use it as a warm-up on my upper body days. Personally, I’ve never had tight shoulders, but I can definitely see how this can stretch and alleviate some of those tight spots.  This is a great tool to be used in conjunction with your physical therapy program. It allows you, the patient, to stretch at home and strengthen when you need to…”  continue reading Julia Ladewski’s review of the Rotater

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Quest to be Lean

Product Review – The Rotater

“…The Rotater, by Joint Mechanix, performs two functions.  It strengthens the shoulder and strengthens the rotater cuff.  When I received the product, I reviewed the paperwork and I’ll admit it was a little tough to figure out what I was doing.  It was only until I viewed The Rotater in action that I was able to just pick it up and follow along…”

“…Overall, I liked the product and would highly recommend it.  I felt the product would be useful for shoulder rehab patients as well as the regular fitness enthusiast.  My shoulders feel great and just yesterday I went up in weight for my front squat push press…” read the rest

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Kettlebell Training for Sport

Review of the Rotater

“…I feel like I received a new pair of shoulders with my ROTATER!…”

“…Without a shadow of a doubt this piece of kit will stretch your shoulders out like nothing else. I’ve tried everything from rubber bands to a 20st meathead trying to stretch them for me and nothing comes close. This is seriously gonna be big benefit to my kettlebell training (thinks SOTS press, TGU and double overhead squat)…” continue reading Rob’s review of the Rotater

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Addicted2Golf.net

Review:  The Rotater

“…We were recently sent a product called The Rotater from Joint Mechanix which is designed to stretch and strengthen the elbow and shoulder muscles and joints.  I’ve incorporated it into my conditioning program and warm up routine before a round.  And the results have been great…”

“…I’ve noticed after using the Rotater that my warm up period is much shorter and I’m hitting accurate shots my full distances earlier in the round.  This has resulted in fewer blow up holes on the front nine which have derailed my game before even having a chance to settle in…”

“…Really, my only complaint was that the Demo DVD lacked sound except for the main menu…” read the full Rotater review by Addicted2Golf.net

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Daniel Hautjobb – “Everything is Movement”

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“…i’m glad to say that since using the rotater, i’ve significantly improved my shoulder flexibility and range of motion. this is especially noticed in the internal rotation of my left shoulder…”  read the rest of Daniel’s review of the Rotater

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Mike Young – PhD, 3-time Olympian, owner, Human Performance Consulting

The Rotater and Shoulder Injuries

“…Unlike most of the shoulder stretching and strengthening variations for internal and external rotation that are used in shoulder rehab / prehab, the ones that the Rotater places the athlete in are much less awkward on the shoulder joint because it helps to stabilize the elbow in the appropriate position, limits movement to the shoulder joint while still permitting enough play to at the elbow joint to ensure the stretching and strengthening isn’t turned in to something robotic.

…I think it’s one of the few products I think could be valuable for increasing the performance and decreasing the likelihood of injury in athletes that need to do high velocity, ballistic overhead movements.” – read the rest of this Rotater review

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Scott Bird -  “Straight to the Bar”

The Rotater

“When I first used The Rotater for a few minutes my feelings were confused. How could such a simple device create the feeling of freedom I was now experiencing?”

“The results of my test of the Rotater are surprising, amazing, & in my case stimulating.” – read the full Rotater review

Disclosure:  After using the Rotater, Scott Bird has become an affiliate marketer for the Rotater

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Patrick Ward, MS CSCS LMT – Owner, Optimum Sports Performance

Product Review: The Rotater

“…The Rotater is versatile in that it allows the client to move in a variety of planes in order to obtain a stretch.  It is very comfortable to use and the 6-holes easily allow you to adjust the wrist strap or thera-tubing for any size arm.  Because of the design, clients can comfortably attain a stretch position and hold for extended period of time with ease…” – read the entire Rotater review

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Best-selling author Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Nurturing Yourself & Your Environment Through 2009

“…Often, my sore spots don’t go away easily. Using the Rotater has greatly improved it. It’s a MUCH better stretch than I get on my wall! ? I like that it’s a simple device…This is highly recommended by many doctors, physical therapists, people involved in sports, and me!” – read the complete article

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