Hand and Wrist

Wrists:

One arm and hand active, the other arm and hand passive. The passive side receives the treatment/exercise, the other side (active side) gives the stretch. Stretch is given upon exhalation.

1. Simple flexion:

a. The active hand lifts up the passive wrist at sternum level and flexes the wrist by pushing the hand toward the inside of the arm.

b. Repeat several times.

c. Switch sides.

2. Internal rotation with flexion and abduction of the wrist:

a. Passive hand facing your face; the active hand wraps around the back of the passive hand, thumb between the little finger and the ring finger, with middle finger and ring finger wrapping around the wrist of the passive hand.

b. Rotation of the passive wrist is given by pushing the thumb of the active hand between the little finger and the ring finger of the passive hand while the middle and ring fingers of the active hand pull the passive wrist in the opposite direction.

c. Repeat several times.

d. Switch sides.

3. External rotation with flexion and adduction of the wrist:

a. Arms outstretched palms facing each other.

b. Passive hands turns outwardly, active hands spoons the passive hand, slightly clenches the fingers together holding the weight of the passive hand and arm.

c. Passive side decontracts and lets drop the whole weight of the elbow and shoulder.

d. Active hand flexes and stretches the passive wrist by bring ing it closer to the sternum.

e. Repeat several times.

f. Switch sides.

4. External rotation with abduction and extension of the wrist:

a. Passive hand extended, with arm outstretched, palm facing forward, thumb down.

b. Active hand takes all the fingers of the passive hand in a palm to palm position giving an upward rotation, hyper extending the wrist while you let drop the whole weight of your arm and shoulder.

c. Then lift up all the weight of your wrist, elbow and shoulder in a stretching movement toward the ceiling. Stretch should be felt all the way from the fingers to the neck.

d. Repeat several times.

e. Switch sides.

5. Hyper extension of the wrist:

a. Passive hand palm up.

b. Active hand takes the fingers of the passive hand and hyper extends the fingers, hand, wrist and arm in one motion down toward the leg.

c. Repeat several times.

d. Switch sides.

Exercise With Passive For Arm
Fig. 19 Hand and Wrist
Wrist Warm
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  • estella
    What is passive wrist hyperextension?
    7 years ago

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