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Effective Hand Therapy Putty Exercises + Free PDF

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Hand therapy putty exercises can help you regain dexterity in your hand with a simple, affordable accessory.

Before we dig into the exercises, you should know how to get the most of your hand putty exercises:

Getting the Best Results from Hand Putty Exercises

If you only learn one thing from this post, remember this:

Massed practice is the key to recovering mobility after stroke. The more repetitions you complete of therapeutic rehab exercises, the faster you’ll regain mobility.

So if you want to improve hand function after stroke, aim to practice a high number of repetitions of hand therapy exercises, like these putty exercises.

Also, consistency is often more important than pushing your rep count super high.

You will see better results if you practice 10x reps daily than 100 reps only once a week. Your brain needs consistent stimulation to relearn hand motor skills fastest.

Now, let’s exercise.

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Effective Therapy Putty Exercises

1. Finger Scissors

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Roll your putty into a ball and squeeze it between your fingers.

2. Fingertip Pinch

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Take your rolled up putty and pinch it using your thumb and fingertips.

3. Power Grip

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Grab your putty and squeeze all your fingers into it.

4. Flat Pinch

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Use your straightened fingers to pinch the putty down into your thumb.

5. Finger Spread

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Take your putty, stretch it out, and wrap it around two fingers to form a donut shape. Then spread your fingers apart.

6. Finger Extension

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Take your putty and stretch it out. Then bend one of your fingers to make a hook and wrap the putty around the back of your finger. Once you’re set up, straighten your finger using the putty as resistance.

7. Finger Spread

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Take the putty, stretch it out, and wrap it around your hand in a donut shape while keeping your fingers together. Then spread your fingers out to stretch the putty out.

8. Full Grip

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Take the putty and form it into a ball and squeeze down, pressing your fingers into your palm.

Hand Putty Exercises PDF

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