Product Code: AR10017
Made up of a window handle (180° rotation about a central pin) and door handle (90° rotation about a pin to one side).
Depending on how the aid is positioned on the wall panel, the latter can be used with the right or left hand.
Product Code: AR10013
Positioning on a table: when put up on a horizontal surface in front of the patient, the active work required in using the ladder with the fingers will involve the proximal joints, extending the elbow and flexing the shoulder. In doing this progressive task using their fingers, the patient develops fluidity and coordination, alternating a flexing movement with one finger with the simultaneous extension of the other to reach the next step.
Positioning on a vertical panel: the ladder is positioned on the same axis as the support module, and is rotated and used vertically. This is particularly useful when you wish to get the shoulder to a greater degree of flexing.
Positioning on a surface at a variable tilt: the exercise proposed can be useful for teaching the patient to align their trunk correctly, in order to achieve the change in position from seated to standing upright. Patient seated a little away from the table.
The aid is positioned so that it reaches the furthest reach of the fingers, with the elbow extended. Their centre of gravity is sufficiently in front of them to allow them to lift themselves up.
Product Code: AR10014
Positioned on a table: This aid is used to invite and guide the patient through prone supination tasks with their forearm. Two knobs below the equipment are used to position it correctly for the patient. The proximal support on which the forearm is placed must be adjusted to a height that keeps the shoulder in a comfortable, neutral position.
By raising and lowering the adjustment element with the elbow flexed, the position is changed to extra/intra rotation of the upper limb respectively. The knob nearest to the handle is used to adjust it to the correct tilt on the prone supination plane, while the upper knob is used to adjust a system that is able to provide resistance to the movement by the patient, which can be varied in intensity. The patient is therefore asked to overcome the resistance offered by the aid, and the extent of that resistance is determined by the therapist in relation to the therapeutic goal.
Product Code: AR10016
To activate the switch, the finger must be positioned on the correct half of the button. This task can also be done using two fingers. To do a rhythmic alternating movement, selectivity is required in calling on the two fingers to flex in succession.
Inserting a plug in a socket is a task that calls for attention, coordination and evaluation of the force to do so safely. The patient must grip the two elements firmly in their hands and connect them to one another.
Product Code: AR10009
An instrument similar to the horizontal spiral, but different in that this exercise calls for greater involvement of the upper limb.
In addition to prone-supine positioning movements of the forearm on must, in fact, use arm movements that must guide the hand in the twisting movements. The aim of the task is to exercise the upper limb in a complex movement that calls for a good level of skill and fluid movements.
Product Code: AR10019
With regards the aid with the four press studs, significant pressure force is required from the tip of the first finger. The Trapeziometacarpal joint must be kept in the most suitable position between the bone ends, by the action of the intrinsic muscles that contract to stabilize the joint. The aim is to reduce radial dislocation of the metacarpal while applying force with the thumb, because this is a cause of pain for rhizoid arthritis pathologies.
As regards the task of doing up buttons, greater precision and independent action by each finger is essential. The thumb uses the pulp part to oppose the index and middle fingers, to tilt the button and push it into the button hole. Incorrect terminal opposition makes this task impossible, due to the shape of the object. The aid comprises 4 press studs on the one side and 4 buttons like those found on many items of clothing on the other side.
Product Code: AR10021
Good eye-hand coordination is required to insert the buckle. To tension the parts once inserted, a sub termino-lateral grip is used. The palm face of the thumbs rests on the outer face of the first phalanx on the index finger. The muscles that stabilize the grip are the first dorsal interosseous, that acts on the index finger, the short flexor, the first palm interosseous and abductor of the thumb.
This aid has a clip belt buckle on the one side that can be altered in length, and an end complete with zip that can be opened. The clip belt buckle also requires good coordination and significant force has to be applied by the thumb, opposing the index finger to clip the fixing device in place.
Product Code: AR10024
The tightening / loosening action involves a three-finger grip in which the thumb is positioned to the side, while the phalanx on the middle finger opposes the index finger. The role of counterposing the middle finger to the thumb is reinforced by the support that the third finger gets from the fourth and fifth fingers.
The three different head diameters provide for increasing the complexity of the task. The entire support is made of anti-bacterial polyethylene that is water and UV ray resistant and easy to sterilise. It has 3 head diameters for varying levels of difficulty in gripping for the hand – wrist. The heads, made of polyethylene like the support, can simulate the caps on food jars, a light bulb, gas tap, etc.
Product Code: AR10023
This aid is made to allow patients to exercise using slalom tasks between the pegs, following a sequence determined by the therapist on each occasion. Precision and coordination of movements is required to keep the elastic cord taut and to guide it during the exercise. The ring facilitates holding it.
The unit has 5 plastic pegs. One of these is used to hold the end of the elastic to be guided as indicated by the therapist.
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