The MacBlocker is a unique rehab device, thousands have come to trust and use through their recovery treatments.
The MacBlocker stands alone as a hand rehabilitation device that provides a greater recovery rate than any device available in the rehabilitation of DIP, PIP, MP & IP joints, as well as stretching tendons.
The MacBlocker immobilizes the hand while allowing specific isolation of the targeted joints.
Unique Rehab is proud to present MacBlocker!
We would like to share our humble beginnings:
Necessity is the Mother of Invention -The Inventors Story
“During the summer of 1996 I had the misfortune of running my fingers through a table saw. My index finger was severed at the DIP joint and my middle finger was severely damaged at the DIP joint. After several operations, the surgeons were successful in re-attaching the tip of my index finger.
After many months of rehabilitation it became evident that I was not progressing as I thought I should be in the use of the damaged fingers…simply because the rehab devices that were available were not contributing to my recovery progress. I sent many months of design and re-design before the MacBlocker became the superior rehabilitation device it has become today.” John R. MacDonald - MacBlocker Inventor
We are please to provide such a versatile product that helps with so many different issues.
The MacBlocker, made by Unique Rehab, stands alone as a rehabilitation device that provides a greater recovery rate than any device available in the rehabilitation of DIP, PIP, MP & IP joints, as well as stretching tendons. The MacBlocker immobilizes the hand while allowing specific isolation of the targeted joints. The design of the MacBlocker saves wear and tear on therapist’s hands and allows the patient to use the device conveniently as part of a home exercise program. The MacBlocker restores active range of motion and ideally suited for a broad category of hand trauma situations involving the hand, fingers, or thumb.
Surgeons and Physical Therapists recommend the MacBlocker for:
- Sport Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Post Surgery
- Stroke Victims
- Healed Fractures
- Scar Adhesions
We are excited to have the ability to offer this product direct to consumers as well as to individual practices, clinics and specialty medical groups.
We strongly recommend that this be used as an adjunct to other therapy and patients have an established relationship and rehabilitation plan established by a physician, physical therapist, or other qualified and licensed health care provider.
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Place the comfort strap on the back of the blocker board and align thumb hole in strap to correspond with whichever hand needs improvement board is curved to conform to the left or right hand, and is marked accordingly. If the right hand is to be targeted for improvement, place the side with an R facing up or the side marked L facing up for the left hand.
Place the back of the hand being targeted comfortably on the backboard with the palm facing up.
Place the thumb through the corresponding hold in the anchor strap, then place the strap through the “D” right and wrap snugly but comfortably with Velcro aide attaching to wherever it corresponds with the strap.
Place quick release bolts through corresponding holes closest to the joints to be targeted for improvement, and place undulated immobilization bar snugly but comfortably over “IP” joints being targeted without compromising circulation to the joints, and use quick release nuts for quick and easy adjustment.
Grip the immobilization bar to your particular tolerance, hold for 10 seconds and then release...this will help with stretching the tendons, aide in avoiding scar adhesions, help with healed fractures, burn victims, and help in achieving active range of motion for joints which are being targeted.
For improving “MP” flexion remove undulated immobilization bar, and replace with flat bar and align across the palm of the hand securely but comfortably and begin stretching “MP” joints as needed
To use on the “IP” joint of the thumb, simply situate your thumb securely but comfortably and ignore the thumb hole in the strap while anchoring your hand to the blocker board and aligning your thumb in the undulated bar securely but comfortably without compromising circulation.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
Listen to what certified specialists have to say about the MacBlocker.
Guy M. Nardella, Jr. MD - Reconstructive Hand Surgery
“I am impressed with the excellent range of motion, functional results and rehabilitation progress I have seen with the use of the MacBlocker. I feel that the MacBlocker should be a routine part of our augmentation in treating and rehabilitating post-injury and post-surgery hand patients.”
Marisa Leva, OTR/L, CHT - Rehab and Sports Medicine
“The MacBlocker is a tremendous asset to the therapist as well as the patient. The MacBocker is the only piece of equipment available that successfully blocks DIP PIP, MP, and IP joints of the fingers and thumb without stressing the therapist’s hands…and can be used independently as part of the patients home exercise program.”
Neil Letcavage, OTR/L, CHT
“I have used the MacBlocker for almost two years in my Hand Center and have found it to be the best blocker board for isolating specific finger joint motions. It is easy to set up and adjust. I have used it effectively with a wide variety of disorders and injuries”
Jean Lipsett-Lee, COTA/L
“The MacBlocker is the one piece of equipment that allows blocked isolated motion at all four joint levels. Its versatility, ease of application and ergonomic design make it patient friendly and a must for my hand clinic.”
Andrea White, OR/L
“The MacBlocker is an excellent tool for isolating IP motion…especially with tightness developed from scar adhesions.”
Chances are if you are looking for assistance with a hand injury or rehabilitation after a stroke, your doctor or therapist has already explained many of the terms used on this site. However, for those unfamiliar with the different joints, bones and connective tissues that make up the hand, here are some terms referenced on this site and in hand rehabilitation in general:
- Metacarpal bones: The bones in the palm of the hand
- IP or InterPhalangeal Joint: Any joint that separates the different bones of the finger called phalanges
- DIP or Distal InterPhalangeal Joint: The fingertip joint
- PIP or Proximal InterPhalangeal Joint: The joint in the middle of the finger
- MP or MatacarpoPhalangeal Joint: The knuckle or ‘hinge” joint, may also be referred to as the MCP
A prescription is not required but we strongly recommend the use of the MacBlocker under the supervision of your general practitioner or as part of a prescribed physical therapy program. A with any medical or therapy issues, consulting a doctor or a physical therapist should always be your first course of action.
Recovering stroke victims looking to minimize spacticity issues; hand injury patients looking to regain motion and mobility; Doctors and PT’s