Stretches for Computer Users
Do these stretches and warm-ups 2-3x each, 2-3x intermittently throughout the day
Wrist Flexion Stretch
Push down on back of hand with opposite hand and hold for 10 seconds.
Wrist Extension Stretch
Push down on the palm with opposite hand and hold for 10 seconds.
Wrist and Finger Flexion Stretch
Make a fist and use the opposite hand to bend the wrist further. Hold for 10 seconds.
Place your hand on the opposite side of your head and gently pull to the side. Hold for 10 seconds.
Stick out your chest while exaggerating the arch in your low back. (This can also be done while sitting).
Hold for 5 seconds.
Slowly move from one position to the next. Repeat 10 times.
Please do these stretches and warm-ups slowly and gently. They should not cause pain or numbness and tingling. If you have any of these symptoms, please discontinue these exercises and see your doctor.
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MS, MA, OTR, CHT
Registered Occupational Therapist
Certified Hand Therapist
Corporate Ergonomic Consultant