One of our Physical Therapists, Kelly Picciurro, PT, DPT, CKTP, was interviewed by Natural Awakening to discuss the natural healing of hands.
She’s quoted saying:
Improper posture can set off a domino effect from neck to fingertips, resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome and other troublesome conditions. Prevention can go a long way. “Stretching and strengthening are the best ways to prevent injury or pain.”
Dr. Picciurro emphasizes exercise for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers. “It’s vital that these patients maintain a certain level of mobility, and [physical therapy] can improve that.”
Computer posture reminders from Kelly Picciurro:
- Elbows should rest at about a 90-degree angle and comfortably at the side. Wrists should lie in a neutral position; not be too extended or flexed.
- The keyboard and mouse should be close to the body to avoid excessive reaching of the hands.
View the original piece placement on Natural Awakening.