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The personalized mix of our therapies is what gives you results.
Have you ever thought…is my grip weakness causing my thumb, elbow and shoulder pain? It certainly can be! We help you understand your personal grip score to improve your hand and wrist function.
There are three phases of our Grip Strength Program Exam: Thumb and Wrist Strength Testing, Wrist Stability Testing and Hands-on Assessment. This exam is done in a private room with you and your therapist. The Exam identifies pain generators, muscle imbalances, and dysfunction in grip strength. This provides us with your overall hand and wrist performance to uncover the underlying “why”.
Our daily lives have caused an almost 20% decrease in grip strength since 1985! This is due to continuous use of smartphones and computer mice. We exam the 3 phases of your grip to start a treatment plan to fix it.
Wrist stability refers to the ability to resist excessive movement or deviation during various activities. Weak wrist stability can lead to problems like wrist pain, injury, or reduced functionality, We can detect dysfunction in wrist stability to enhance movement control and reduce pain.
We commonly find muscle imbalances in our exam, which explains the “tug of war” that your wrist and hand goes through all day long! Finding these deviations is necessary to allow for smooth and coordinated movement to promote proper grip strength.
Why is Grip Strength Important?
Grip and pinch strengths are generally the most important parameters to determine hand function. Examining grip and pinch strength provides diagnostic information that can supplement a well-rounded fitness routine. Improving grip can also improve one of your 6 Green Zones. Our examination provides us with your overall hand and wrist health performance to maximize grip with sports, work and decrease injury risk.
Grip strength is crucial for performing daily tasks such as opening jars, carrying groceries, turning doorknobs, and holding onto objects securely. It is a fundamental aspect of functional independence.
Studies have shown that grip strength is a reliable predictor of overall health and longevity. Poor grip strength has been associated with a higher risk of disability, chronic conditions, and mortality.
Hands were never made to be on smartphones and mice all day! Maintaining good grip strength helps support the health of the hands and wrists, reducing the risk of conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.
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