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Research Article  |   March 1987
Tendon Gliding Exercises
Author Affiliations
  • Marwan A. Wehbé, MD, is Medical Director, Pennsylvania Hand Center, PO Box 241, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
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Research Article   |   March 1987
Tendon Gliding Exercises
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1987, Vol. 41, 164-167. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.3.164
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1987, Vol. 41, 164-167. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.3.164
Abstract

An exercise program for tendon gliding is introduced for use in hand treatment and rehabilitation. The program incorporates thumb range of motion and three basic fist positions: hook, fist, and straight fist. The anatomic and experimental basis of this program is discussed. The exercises allow the flexor tendons to glide to their maximum potential and can greatly facilitate therapeutic activities when incorporated in a comprehensive program of occupational and hand therapy.