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Newsletter Video, July 2022

July Monthly Resources

Below you’ll find the stretches that we referenced in the video above as well as hold times, the number of times to repeat them, and how often you should do them each week.

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

Wrist Extensor Stretch

  1. Straighten one arm in front of you with palm facing down
  2. Using opposite hand, slowly pull fingers down and back toward stomach until a comfortable stretch is felt
  3. Keep elbow straight during exercise

Sets: 1
Repeat: 3 times
Sessions: Every Other Day
Hold Time: 30 seconds

 

Wrist Flexor Stretch

 
  1. Straighten one arm in front of you with palm facing down
  2. Using opposite hand, slowly pull fingers up and back toward chest until a stretch is felt
  3. Keep elbow straight during exercise

Sets: 1
Repeat: 3 times
Sessions: Every Other Day
Hold Time: 30 seconds

 

Pronation Stretch

 
  1. Use your hand to slowly rotate the opposite hand down (palm facing down position) until a comfortable stretch is felt.

Sets: 1
Repeat: 3 times
Sessions: Every Other Day
Hold Time: 30 seconds

 

Supination Stretch

  1. Use your hand to slowly rotate the opposite hand up (palm facing up position) until a comfortable stretch is felt.

Sets: 1
Repeat: 3 times
Sessions: Every Other Day
Hold Time: 30 seconds


Fall Prevention Resources – Don’t Put This Off – Reduce Your Risk of Wrist Fractures!

Last year we created a video with a number of balance and fall prevention resources. There are even some exercises that can be done to help improve balance. Make sure you speak with your physical therapist or doctor before you try these or any other exercises.

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