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Finger exercises

This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist has taught and practised with you.

The exercises should be done slowly.

If you have any questions, please contact your therapist: on 0114 271 7227.

Finger exercises

Please spend minutes doing the exercises times a day.

  1. Start with your fingers straight

Illustration of hand up with fingers straight

  1. Bend fingers at the big knuckle joints

Illustration of hand with fingers straight but bent at the first knuckle

  1. Bend at the middle finger joints. Keeping the small end joints straight until the fingers touch the palm

Illustration of hand in a fist with thumb out

  1. Tuck fingers in to hide nails and make a fist

Illustration of hand in a tight fist with thumb out

  1. Straighten at the big knuckle joints, try to keep your finger tips in contact with your palm

Illustration of hand with fingers bent over at second and third knuckles, with the first knuckle straight

  1. Straighten your fingers again.

Illustration of hand up with fingers straight

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: RHM26

Resource Type: Article

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