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Best Use of the Hands
On DVD or VHS. This insightful program is designed for people with osteo-arthritis. The 20 minute program is a self help instructional program that teaches sufferers with osteo-arthritis how to control their pain and discomfort. Developed by Helen Marx, O.T.R. and narrated by hand surgeon Dr. Robert Lumsden II, MD, FACS, the program is excellent for individuals or group joint protection programs.
The program provides a basic understanding of the anatomy and function of the hand. The program also addresses other issues such as the symptoms at onset, the effects of muscle loss, and the confusion of remission.
The program emphasizes practical suggestions for the arthritis sufferer. You will learn how to decrease pain and damage by using the proper tools and changing hand positions in everyday activities. Dr. Lumsden shares many practical ideas for decreasing pain which can be implemented at home or at work. Tasks such as shaking hands, closing drawers, cooking and lifting heavy objects are described along with other activities of daily living.