Forearm Strengthening

Occupational Therapy Intervention: Wrist and Hand Rehab

Documentation and Activity Rationale

The patient engaged in arm strengthening activity using a red forearm flexor with 10 reps with hands holding an object in pronation and 10 reps in supination. Resistance provides encouraged gross BUE strengthening and muscle stretching with the amplified purpose of wrist control and stability against resistance. 

Grading Strategies

Grading Up: 

  • Increased repetitions
  • Isometric hold at end range
  • Integrate duel tasking

Grading Down:

  • Decrease repetitions
  • Allow more time between sets

Appropriate Diagnoses / Deficits

  • TFCC injury
  • Muscle weakness
  • Atrophy s/p hand/wrist surgery