The Care recipient (cr) drops things due to weak hand strength

Try: Try hand exercises that strengthen the hands seated in a chair with good posture hold a ball with both hands slightly in front of the body squeeze the ball and then slowly press the ball with both hands as if trying to deflate the ball hold for 4 seconds and slowly release repeat the exercise 8 times rest then repeat the exercise another 8 times this exercise can be done 3 or 4 times a week

Materials: Soccer ball or ball of similar size straight back chair without arms

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from university of georgia 2007 chair exercises for older adults available at www fcs uga edu

Keywords: Weak hands weak hand grip grip strength exercise drops things

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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