There are many great products out there that are great to address wrist and forearm dysfunction. CanDo® Wrist/Forearm Exercisers are great options to help individuals achieve their respective goals and improve their overall daily function. These products can be utilized in several ways in any plan of care or self-management program.
What is the CanDo® Wrist/Forearm Exerciser?
The CanDo® Wrist/Forearm Exerciser allows the practice of repetitive functional movement to rehabilitate the wrists and forearms. Use it to practice exercises such as flexion, extension, pronation, supination, as well as ulnar and radial deviation in the hand and wrist. It is perfect for patients just beginning rehabilitation because of how little physical strength is needed to be used. The handle is meant to be used with a CanDo® semi-sphere for the complete range of motion experience. Handles can be mixed and matched with different semi-spheres. Grab a handle that fits your hand and screw it into your desired semi-sphere. They come in variety of colors and sizes. The handles can fit any hand size from child to adult.
What else can I do with a CanDo® Wrist/Forearm Exerciser?
The CanDo® Wrist/Forearm Exerciser not only focuses on range of motion and strength but can help in several other ways. The CanDo® Wrist/Forearm Exerciser can be used to promote stability of the wrist and/or forearm. This can be achieved applying external perturbations while the patient attempts to maintain the position of the CanDo® Wrist/Forearm Exerciser. Also, the individual is applying weight bearing through the upper extremity, thus focusing on proprioceptive feedback and various input systems.
As you can see, there are many uses for the CanDo® Wrist/Forearm Exerciser. This product helps to provide great strategies and solutions for individuals to address their own impairments and functional limitations. This product will help to promote long-term self-management to minimize the risk of injury in the future.
Before using the CanDo® Wrist/Forearm Exerciser, please consult with your healthcare professional.
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Article Written By Eric Trauber, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT