With three different color-coded therapy balls in varying resistances, these Hand Therapy Exercise Balls will provide your fingers, hands and forearms all the rehabilitation and strengthening you’ll ever need! A Full color, illustrated exercise guide is also included to maximize your exercise.
The Gel Hand Exercise Balls are 2" (5cm) hand exercisers feel like putty but with no mess. They have the squeezey feel of gel with the consistency of a ball. Can be heated or frozen for hot or cold therapy. Great for kids and adults. Set of 6 balls with resistance levels ranging from xx-soft to x-firm.
It is handy to have a simple way of monitoring the amount of pressure you are applying either by pushing against a static object such as a wall or the underside of a desk. The same applies when you push palm against palm and push hand against hand. There are two great ways to do this one very simple and one very high-tech:
► Using a hand exercise ball - These rubber balls are designed to exercise your hands to reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries cause by typing or using a mouse device. The softer ones can be used to monitor pressure. Simply depress the ball by a fixed amount and maintain the deformation for a fixed time. The ball can be placed between your palms when you are pushing your arms together. A ball can also be placed between your knees when exercising the legs, or between your hand and the underside of the desk when lifting up with your arms (you could use two balls to balance each side). This is a cheap but effective way that is highly portable.
► Tao is a the hand held device, that has just been released by the company Tao Wellness. This highly sophisticated device consists of a hand held pressure monitor, which is linked with an iOS and Adroid app. Advice for over 50 isometric exercises are loaded into the app software. The portable device, which resembles a flattened mouse, can be placed in your hands, or between your knees. The device has pressure sensors that link to the mobile app via bluetooth. The device tell you when your effort is waning and monitors how long you have maintained the pressure.
Hand exercise balls also are commonly referred to as stress balls because people use them to alleviate tension. Stress balls come in a variety of sizes and resistance levels. According to Ohio State University Medical Center, you should start with larger balls that just fit in the palm of your hand and allow the tips of your finger to curl over the edges. Soft balls filled with foam, air or beads can provide a limited amount of resistance as you strengthen your hands.