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Hand therapists are licensed or registered Occupational Therapists or Physical Therapists who, through...
The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) offers the following tips to prevent hand injuries...
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Tennis Elbow Prevention Tips

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The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) offers the following tips to prevent hand injuries while playing tennis.

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Gardening Injury Prevention Tips

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The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) offers the following tips to protect hands and to prevent injuries while gardening.

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Who Are Hand Therapists?

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Hand therapists are licensed or registered Occupational Therapists or Physical Therapists who, through advanced study and experience, specialize in treating individuals with conditions affecting the hands and upper extremity.

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Getting the Upper Hand with Arthritis: Hand Care Tips

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According to the Arthritis Foundation, 46 million Americans live with arthritis or chronic joint symptoms. Arthritis symptoms limit everyday activities such as dressing, bathing and cooking for more than 7 million Americans. Half of those Americans with arthritis aren't aware of options that are now available to help alleviate their symptoms. The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Carpal Tunnel in the Workplace Prevention Tips

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The incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is higher in office settings than in most other professions. CTS occurs when tendons or ligaments in the wrist become enlarged after being aggravated. This alters the ratio of space in the area of the carpal tunnel, which can cause increased pressure on the median nerve. The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) offers the following tips to prevent hand injuries while playing tennis.

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Safe Cooking Tips

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The American Society of Hand Therapists offers the following recommendations for prevention and safety tips to avoid hand injury and trauma in the kitchen.

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Biking Injury Prevention Tips

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The American Society of Hand Therapists offers the following recommendations to maximize the enjoyment of mountain biking while minimizing the risk of injury. Mountain biking is an exciting sport that carries a certain amount of risk of injury. By understanding the effects of stress on the upper extremities and the prevention of stress-related injuries, riders can ensure their mountain biking adventures are safe and fun.

 

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Preventing Injuries from Portable Electronics and Video Games Usage

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ASHT recommends performing the following hand and wrist exercises to reduce the risk of injuries when using handheld electronics. (Note: These exercises should never be painful when completing them. You should only feel a gentle stretch. Should you experience pain, please consult a
hand therapist or physician.)

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Turkey Carving Injury Prevention Tips

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The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) offers the following tips for handling and carving turkey or any poultry.

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Repetitive Strain Injury Prevention Tips

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Work-related strain or other repetitive injuries can result in reduced productivity and increased worker compensation costs. Just as machines need preventive maintenance to operate at full capacity, physical job duties must be evaluated to prevent injuries and ensure your staff is performing optimally. The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) offers the following tips to help prevent strain and repetitive injuries in your facility.

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