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Grip gloves for exercise after a stroke

18/04/2016
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Grip Glove

Just recieved these grip gloves through the post.  They are meant to help people who don’t have a good grip…just like some people who have had a stroke.

So I’m looking forward to finding some guinea pigs to try them out on our Friday Stroke Rehab class!  See what we can do with them!

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  1. Brenda Swing permalink
    18/04/2016 8:03 pm

    That glove looks like it may have some great potential. Thank you for taking the time to share it. I’m still working on the “Air Squats” to try and get some additional strength in my legs with the end goal being to relearn to walk again after some surgery a few years ago to remove an acoustic neuroma brain tumor, and in the process, the surgeon nicked No. 7, the Cranial nerve that sends messages from the brain to the mussels that do most of the work with tasks like keeping your balance and walking. I’m still a litter bitter about the trade-off, but he did save my life….getting back to the “air squats”, they are a very good exercise, and I’m starting to feel some of the old strength returning, but what do you recommend as the next exercise in the “working down” path from the larger mussels to the smaller ones, and how important is breathing correctly when doing those exercises? Many thanks, Rich

    Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:58:31 +0000 To: bswing@hotmail.com

  2. 19/04/2016 10:40 am

    After trying them out more last night, i now realise i am wearing them on the wrong hand in the above picture! D’Oh!
    I am going to try them out “in the field” today and friday, and will report back on how they do.

    As for progressions and next steps form air squats (excellent exercise!), some possible options could be:

    * Adding weight – making it heavier will force more work from the muscle, which will require a bigger “signal” from the brain.

    * Standing on an uneven/soft surface (eg a matress) – this will challenge the balance, which will be good in the long run.

    * Trying lunge or split squat variations (http://reesfitness.co.uk/2010/10/16/how-to-do-the-split-squat) – these will again challenge balance, coordination. You will force diffeerent legs to do different things…basically get the nervous system to do harder and more complicated work.

    I hope some of these suggestions help…let me know if they do or not!

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