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HOME RANGER – MODEL 240 FAQs

How Do You Secure Your Pulley to the Door?

Select a door in your home where there is little or no traffic.    Place web strap over the top or along the hinged side of the door so that, when closed, the rubber tip is on the opposite side of the door.   Pull on the web strap to wedge it firmly in the door.  Be sure the door is closed and locked before starting to exercise.  For optimum safety, the door gap limit should not exceed 3/16″.

What Do the Rope Markings Mean?

As your shoulder improves and motion is gained, the rope needs to be shortened. This can be done by tying a non-slip knot at the desired length. The marks on the rope are your gauge to show you and the therapist how much progress you have made.

Why are there black marks on the rope?

They are markers to gauge the shortening of the rope.  When the rope is shortened it shows progress in your range of motion.  Consult with your therapist prior to shortening the rope.

How do I shorten the rope?

Underneath the handle you will see the knot of the rope.  Pull it through to the length desired and tie another non-slip knot at the desired length.  Knot the rope under the handle to secure it.  Do not undo the original knot.

Why are the handles shaped like a half moon?

These are ergonomic handles that allow for a comfortable grip

HOME RANGER – MODEL 260

 How Do You Secure Your Pulley to the Door?

Select a door in your home where there is little or no traffic.

Place metal bracket over the top of the door, or along hinge side. If necessary, place a thin towel between the door and bracket to protect the door or to take up the slack between the door and bracket. Always make sure the door is closed and locked before starting to exercise.

Why are there black marks on the rope?

They are markers to gauge the shortening of the rope.  When the rope is shortened it shows progress in your range of motion.  Consult with your therapist prior to shortening the rope.

How do I shorten the rope?

Where the rope attaches to the handle grab the knot.  Pull it through to the length desired.  Knot the rope to secure it.  Do not undo the original knot.

How Do I Use the Assisted Grip?

Slide the plastic handle to the top of the loop. Place your hand through the loop and grip the handle placing your middle finger between the webbing as shown in the photo. As you pull down on the handle the loop will tighten around the wrist.

 

HOME RANGER KNEE PULLEY #295

 How soon after surgery can I start using the knee pulley?

Usually, your healthcare professional will allow you to start use as soon as you get home from the hospital but consult with them first.

How often can I use the knee pulley?

We suggest you use the Home Ranger™ Knee Pulley three times per day. Your surgeon or physical therapist may recommend knee replacement patients and those with osteoarthritic knees to perform the joint distraction phase to decrease pain even more frequently.

 Is it normal to experience discomfort with extension and flexion exercises?

Discomfort yes, pain no.  Reaching your full range of motion goal is a gradual process.  Stop or back off on the use of the Knee Pulley if you are experiencing pain and contact your physician or therapist.

 How will the knee pulley help me?

The knee pulley’s joint distraction capability (instruction booklet, pages 5-6) can help reduce pain. Flexion and extension exercises performed with the knee pulley improve range of motion.

 What is self-administered distraction?

A slight pull on the knee joint.  It relieves joint pressure and reduces pain.  It is used by many physical therapists in the clinic.

Is distraction right for me?

Manual distraction is most frequently used with knee replacement patients and those with osteoarthritis. Always check with your doctor or physical therapist before using.

 

WEB SLIDE EXERCISE RAIL SYSTEM AND COMPONENTS (925,926,927,928,935,936)

 What is in the Web Slide Exercise Rail System? 

The Web Slide Exercise Rail System is actually comprised of several components depending on which system you purchase.  Each system is comprised of 3 Web Slide Exercise Rails either in Stainless Steel or Zinc Plated Steel.  Some systems also contain a Storage Rack, a selection of ExerBand Tubing, and accessories.  Please see specific product listings to see which items are included. Please see ExerBand FAQs.

 

Web Slide Exercise Rail Systems

I don’t have a place for the Professional System, do you have something smaller?

Yes, you can look at our Home Station (item 936) or Economy Gym (item 937)

What if I want to put together my own system?

All pieces of the larger system can be purchased as individual items so you can design something that works for you and your available space.

How does the tubing stay in place while I’m using the rails?

There are EZ Lock Safety Slides (#906) provided with each Exercise Rail. They’re placed at the open end of the rail once the anchor strap (item 542 or 543) has been placed into the rail.

I didn’t get any Ez Lock Safety Slides with my Exercise Rail.

Please call 800-544-7257 x280 or email info@prepakproducts.com to get replacement Safety Slides sent to you.

 Can I install the Exercise Rail Systems anywhere?

Each system will come with mounting instructions that need to be followed. The rails must be mounted to a stud or to a concrete wall for secure use. Appropriate hardware is included with each rail.

Exercise Rails

Which is better, Stainless Steel or Zinc Plated Steel?

Both Stainless Steel and Zinc Plated Steel rails are manufactured to the same standards.  Both are 14-gauge steel.

 How do I install the Web Slide Exercise Rail(s)? 

Each Rail must be secured to a wall stud (wood or metal) or to concrete.  Appropriate hardware is included with each rail.  Choose where you want your rail to start.  Typically, the bottom rail begins just above any molding or wall trim.  Place it on the wall over the stud and mark the mounting holes.  Pre-drill holes if necessary.  Place the rail back on the wall and screw the three screws in securely.  Place the middle Rail on top repeat.  Finish with the top Rail.  See the installation form here for more specific information

What are the dimensions of the Web Slide Exercise Rail?

Each section is 6 x 28” with 5 anchor points.

Do I have to buy a set of three Exercise Rails?

No these can be purchased individually (#908 or 909).

Do I have to install the Exercise Rails one on top of the other?

No, these can be placed in many different configurations as you need. You just need to make sure each rail is secured to a wall stud.

What are the round holes at the end of each slot for?

These are where you secure your Ez Lock Safety Slides.  They lock your Web anchor straps into the slot for safety.  Safety Slides are included with each Exercise Rail in the hardware packet.  If you don’t receive them, please contact 800-544-7525.

 What is the hole at the bottom of the rail?

That is the “escape hole” for dropped Safety Slides.  Sometimes the Safety Slides get pushed into the slots too far and drop behind the Exercise Rail.  Generally, they will fall to the bottom where you can pull them out.

Storage Rack

What is the Storage Rack for?

The Storage Rack provides a place to keep all of your resistance tubing and Web Slide accessories.

Which is better, Stainless Steel or Zinc Plated Steel?

Both Stainless Steel and Zinc Plated Steel storage racks are manufactured to the same standards.  Both are 16-gauge steel.

 What are the dimensions of the Storage Rack?

Each Storage Rack is 24” long with a 2” deep trough to store additional exercise equipment.  There are 16 slots to hold web-strap equipment.

How do I mount the Storage Rack?

Secure Storage Rack to the wall with included hardware.  If mounting to drywall place the Rack on the wall and mark the three screw holes.  Remove Rack and pre-drill anchors. Place Rack on wall and screw into anchors.

 

ExerBand Tubing FAQs

 

How do I secure the tubing to the Door?

Select a door in your home where there is little or no traffic. Place web anchor strap over the top or along the hinged side of the door so that, when closed, the rubber tip is on the opposite side of the door. Pull on the web strap to wedge it firmly in the door. Be sure the door is closed and locked before starting to exercise. For optimum safety, the door gap limit should not exceed 3/16″.

 

How do I attach my tubing to my Web Slide Exercise Rail?

Take the Web Anchor Strap attached to your tubing and slide the rubberized tip into one of the slots on the Exercise Rail.  Slide it all the way to the left and secure it with a Safety Slide.

 

Can The tubing be used with my lower extremities also?

Yes, Lower extremity exercises can be done by inserting the exercise foot through the tube and wrapping the tube around the foot or ankle of the exercise leg. Use a double wrap to keep the tube secure.

A heavy-duty, easy-to-use Extremity Strap is available as an optional item (534).

 

How do I care for my tubing?

The tubing is like a rubber band. You need to be careful to avoid sharp objects. Store in a cool, dark place away from heat and direct sunlight. Never anchor the tubing to the door without an anchor strap (item 542, 543, or 814). Never stretch the tubing towards your face or let go of it while under tension.

How long does tubing last?

Tubing life varies, should be checked regularly and replaced when it shows signs of wear or discoloration.

Is there a manual or booklet?

Yes, a booklet or instruction card is included with each individual tube and each set of tubes.

 Why is there an extra handle on my Bilateral Tube?

What appears to be an extra “handle” is actually our Rubber Saddle Anchor Strap.  It anchors your tube to the door or the Web Slide Exercise Rail.

 Can I shorten my tubing?

Yes, you can shorten Bilateral Tubes and 3’ Unilateral Tubes.  The instructions are included with each tube ordered.  Watch this video to see how. Shortening Tubing with EzChange Handles

Do I want 3’ tubes or 6’ tubes?

It depends on how you are using your tubing. The 3’ tubes will provide more resistance than the same color 6’ tube and may be better suited to fitness workouts.

 Why is my tube resistance different from what I use at the gym/therapist office?

There are many different brands of resistance tubing. Each brand will offer a different resistance level by color.

Your tubing colors don’t match the colors I have at home/use at the gym/use at my therapist’s office.  Why?

There are many different brands of resistance tubing. Each brand will offer a different resistance level by color.

How can I increase the resistance of my tube?

You can increase your resistance in several ways.  One, shorten your tubing, shorter lengths increase resistance. Two, use multiple tubes at one time—using a red and green tube at the same time is more resistant than just using the green tube.  You can hold both handles or attach both tubes to one handle.  See instructions on this video to adjust the handles on your tubing. Shortening Tubing with EzChange Handles 

 

FREE-UP MASSAGE CREAM

What makes this cream so special?

Although Free-Up is used by everyone, it was originally developed by a physical therapist for the healthcare industry. It has superb tissue perception, amazing glide, and excellent lubricity. A little goes a long way.

I have allergies should I be nervous about this cream?

This product contains the same items you’ll find in most over-the-counter personal care items. It does not contain beeswax or nut oils. If you are super sensitive we would suggest doing a small patch test first.

What’s the difference between Unscented & Fragrance Free?

Our new labels refer to Fragrance Free, no additional ingredients are added to cover or mask the natural odors of the ingredients.  Our older labels did say Unscented but that was changed as when using some ingredients there is a natural odor that can vary with each batch.

Can I buy Free-Up at a local market or drug store?

Not that we know of, Free-Up is sold to the healthcare market. Please check with your healthcare professional or you can buy it directly through PrePak on our website @ www.prepakproducts.com

Why did you change Free-Up?

We didn’t change what you love about Free-Up, the glide, and the grab.  We did though, change what you haven’t liked; the slight lanolin odor and yellowish color.

 What are the ingredients?

White Petrolatum, De-Ionized Water, Mineral Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Methyl Gluceth 20, Lanolin Alcohol, DMDM Hydantoin, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben.

Is Free-Up California Prop 65 Compliant?

Yes, the ingredients in Free-Up are California Prop 65 Compliant.

Why did you change the label?

It was time for an upbeat change and we hope you like it.

 Why does my doctor’s office have a different-looking jar?

Free-Up can be purchased through many distributors.  It’s likely that they still had an older labeled jar or tube in stock.

 What is the expiration date?  Where is it located on my jar, tube, packet?

All jars, tubes, and packets are clearly marked with an expiration date 3 years from manufacture.  Jars are stamped on the bottom, tubes are embossed on the top crimp, packets have the date printed on the back, right edge.