Hand and Wrist What makes our grip strength program different? Posted on September 17, 2023September 17, 2023 by Physiofit What makes our grip strength program different? What makes our grip strength program different is a common question we get in our physical therapy practice. To know what makes our program different, it is important to tell you what most places do. In most clinics, grip strengthening comes down to two simple strategies: Squeezing a ball or a gripper until you get tired Carrying heavy weight, such as kettlebell farmer carries, deadlifts with holds, dead hangs or chin up holds. Do not get us wrong, these are great ways to strengthen your grip but they are all gross movements, not fine movements. There are 9 muscles that close the hand and 9 muscles that open the hand. Therefore, a more detailed analysis of the grip force production and wrist action is needed. This is the way to get you out of pain and improve your grip. What sets our grip strength program apart Comprehensive Assessment Unlike generic grip strength programs that offer a one-size-fits-all solution, we begin by understanding your unique needs and goals. Our physical therapists conduct a comprehensive assessment of your current grip strength, identifying areas of weakness, and muscle imbalances. This personalized approach allows us to tailor a program specifically for you. Progressive Overload Our program is built on the principle of progressive overload, a cornerstone of strength training. We gradually increase the resistance and intensity of your exercises to ensure continuous improvement. By tracking your progress and making adjustments accordingly, we ensure that your grip strength constantly evolves. Results-Driven Approach Ultimately, what sets our grip strength program apart is our commitment to delivering tangible results. We don’t just provide exercises and guidance; we track your progress, celebrate your achievements, and continuously refine your program to help you reach new heights of grip strength. We are experts at treating pain Manual therapy can be a valuable component of a comprehensive approach to managing hand and wrist pain. By targeting the root causes of pain, improving joint and tissue function, and providing relief, manual therapy can help individuals regain hand function. Diverse Training Modalities Our team has an expertise in manual therapy and exercise. The combination of our therapies is what gets you faster results. Our program incorporates a wide range of training modalities, including: Exercises: Our exercise program is based on the Feel it to Heal it Physio Approach. This means that we do not “just” give you exercises, but when we do, it is because you are working the correct muscles! You can’t get out of pain and improve grip if you’re working the wrong muscles. Dynamic Movements: We introduce dynamic grip exercises that mimic real-life scenarios, helping you apply your strength in practical situations Functional Integration: Our program integrates grip strength into functional movements, ensuring that you can seamlessly apply your newfound strength in everyday activities. Our program stands out by offering a personalized, comprehensive, and results-driven approach to help you take away pain and improve strength. Treatment options for weak and painful grip Physical therapists can help if you have a weak or painful grip. A systematic approach of proper testing to determine impairments, then manual therapy and muscular re-training is usually necessary to get better. At PhysioFit of NC, we have the expert team in musculoskeletal conditions to help you to the fullest. We provide a comprehensive treatment approach through our Grip Strength Program. This includes manual therapy and exercises to improve finger and hand mobility and wrist stability. The primary goal of treatment is to address the underlying muscular imbalance issues and strength deficits causing impaired grip. Don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can help you! Physiofit Why is grip strength important? Can Physical Therapy help Tinnitus?