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: AR10010
This aid involves work on the horizontal plane. The elbow bends and extends to reach the curves on the flexible element. Inclined radial / ulnar movements are required to get past them. Positioning on a vertical panel: in this case the instrument lies on the vertical plane.
This instrument is therefore similar to the vertical spiral, but differs in that positioning it at various heights and working in an upright position, obliges the subject to achieve greater bending and extension of the arm.
Dimensions: (cm) 39.5 x 29 x 10 h
Weight: 1.8 kg
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: AR10012
The patient puts their forearm into a support that holds it in place. The fingers are connected to the elastics by means of fixings put over the fingers like rings.
A sliding adjustable system makes it possible to keep the optimum 90° angle between the phalanxes and the elastics. The tension in the elastics keeps the fingers flexing muscles extended, changing the passive rigidity over time. Exercises can be done with concentric, eccentric and isometric contractions by the flexing muscles.
The supports are chromed metal, while the finger inserts are atoxic imitation leather, and both the length and resistance can be adjusted in each individual finger elastic.
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: AR10018
In gripping the cup the weight of the object is used because the circumference is supported by the grip formed by the thumb and middle finger, and a hook made up of the index finger. This grip requires excellent thumb and middle finger stability, as well as the integrity of the deep flexor on the index finger and abductor on the thumb, which is essential for this task.
To grip the cup it is important to have good skill in using flexing/ extending muscles of both the hand and the rest of the upper limb in a harmonious manner, for the reaching and subsequent gripping phases. You can also work on the patients capacity to open their hand to grip / release the cup at various heights. Common disposable plastic cups can be inserted.
Product Code: AR10020
Positioned on a table: In this position the task is made easier than when positioned vertically, due to the fact that the patient is not tired out by having to keep their arms raised and stabilised during the task.
Positioned on a vertical panel: To do these tasks, applying pressure by opposing endings is essential. This grip is finer and more precise because it makes it possible to hold an object securely. The thumb opposes the pulp side end of the end of the index finger, gripping the lace and the prone supination movements of the forearm, associated with flexing the wrist, make it possible to do the task and threading the lace through the various holes. For both these tasks the side of the hand acts to stabilize the object, and good coordination is essential to complete the tasks.
Bear in mind that even a minor injury that damages these articular areas can compromise this pincer grip – in fact, complete passive articular control of the distal IF on the second finger is required as well as stability of the deep flexor and synchronized activation of the long flexor in the thumb. On one side this aid has laces with holes and eyelets (closed rings), and on the other laces hooked in an oblique direction by chromed hooks, both of which are found on many types of footwear.
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.
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