Hands and Parkinsons
Do you avoid writing letters, opening jars, and wearing clothing with buttons because it has become more difficult? We use our hands all day to help us with activities like getting dressed, eating, and even communicating with others whether it be mailing a card or sending a text message. You might be doing exercises to improve your leg strength and your endurance, but are you doing any exercises to improve your hand strength, flexibility, and coordination? Read ahead as Calli Hutchison, PT, DPT shares how our hands can be affected by Parkinson’s disease and what the research suggests can be done to improve hand strength, coordination, and flexibility.
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