Hand Mobility Exercises and Stretches Following a Stroke

NeuroRehab Team
Thursday, June 16th, 2016



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The latest research shows that the brain is capable of reorganizing after a stroke. Therefore, arm and hand recovery is more possible than previously thought. However, in order to improve function in the upper extremity, the client must be willing to incorporate the affected side purposefully, functionally, and repeatedly.

Listed below are 2 good videos that review simple ways to stretch and exercise the affected hand and fingers.

 

 

 

 

To find exercise products and equipment that are targeted towards hand and arm recovery following stroke, please click on the below links for more information.

 

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation or neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is a technique used to elicit a muscle contraction using electrical impulses. Electrical current is then sent from the unit to the electrodes and delivered into the muscle causing a contraction.

Find Electrical Stimulation Devices

 

Exercise Aid

An Exercise Aid is a piece of equipment used during physical activity to improve strength and coordination of the body region targeted.

Find Exercise Aids

 

Hand Function Splint

A Hand Function Splint is a rigid or flexible brace that offers dynamic or static assistance to the weakened hand so functional activities and exercises can be possible.

Find Hand Function Splints

 

Upper Limb Contracture Splint

A Upper Limb Contracture Splint is a brace used to prevent or treat contractures. The goal of a contracture splint is to help keep the soft tissues (muscle and tendons) in the arm and hand stretched properly.

Find Upper Limb Contracture Splints



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