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Newsletter Video, August 2021

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Disclaimer: Before you try these or any other exercises, consult with your physical therapist or physician first.

Wrist Flexor Stretch

Instructions

  • Straighten one arm in front of you with palm facing down
  • Using opposite hand, slowly pull fingers up and back toward chest until a stretch is felt
  • Keep elbow straight during exercise
  • Hold Time: 30s
  • Repeat as instructed
  • Sets: 1
  • Reps: 2
  • Sessions: 1 Everyday
  • Resistance: As Tolerated
  • Side: Both

Wrist Extensor Stretch

Instructions

  • Straighten one arm in front of you, palm facing down
  • Using opposite hand, slowly pull fingers down and back toward stomach until a comfortable stretch is felt
  • Keep elbow straight during exercise
  • Hold Time: 30s
  • Repeat as instructed
  • Sets: 1
  • Reps: 2
  • Sessions: 1 Everyday
  • Resistance: As Tolerated
  • Side: Both

Resisted Wrist Extension with Weight

Instructions

  • Sit with one arm supported and palm facing downward, weight in hand
  • Extend wrist toward ceiling, keeping forearm resting on support
  • Hold Time: 5s
  • Repeat as instructed
  • Sets: 2
  • Reps: 15
  • Sessions: 1 Mon, Wed, Fri
  • Resistance: 3 lbs
  • Side: Both

Resisted Wrist Flexion with Weight

Instructions

  • Sit with one arm supported and palm facing upward, weight in hand
  • Flex wrist toward ceiling, keeping forearm resting on support
  • Hold Time: 5s
  • Repeat as instructed
  • Sets: 2
  • Reps: 15
  • Sessions: 1 Mon, Wed, Fri
  • Resistance: 3 lbs
  • Side: Both

Resisted Supination / Pronation with Weight

Instructions

  • Use an Aluminum Can or a Hammer and hold it in your hand
  • Slowly rotate palm up and down, keeping wrist straight throughout exercise
  • Hold Time: 5s
  • Repeat as instructed
  • Sets: 2
  • Reps: 15
  • Sessions: 1 Mon, Wed, Fri
  • Side: Both
Disclaimer

The information in this video is intended for informational and educational purposes only and in no way should be taken to be the provision or practice of physical therapy, medical, or professional healthcare advice or services. The information should not be considered complete or exhaustive and should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes without first consulting with your physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician or other healthcare provider. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for the misuse of information contained within this website.