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Research Article  |   January 1986
Finger Extension Game
Author Affiliations
  • Catherine Gesior, OTR, is a staff occupational therapist, Hinsdale Hospital, 120 North Oak Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
  • Deborah Mann, OTR, is a staff occupational therapist, AERO Special Education Center, 7600 South Mason Avenue, Burbank, IL 60638
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Features
Research Article   |   January 1986
Finger Extension Game
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1986, Vol. 40, 44-48. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.1.44
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1986, Vol. 40, 44-48. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.1.44
Abstract

The finger extension game was designed in response to a learning exercise by two students on preclinical assignment. It is an activity designed to facilitate the rehabilitation process of the finger extensors on a subcortical level. Occupational therapy literature emphasizes exercise techniques rather than incorporating activities with exercise. This game allows the occupational therapist to provide activities that direct the patient’s concentration away from the exercise itself. This article includes a description and a detailed plan for constructing the finger extension game.