In a normally functioning forearm, wrist,
and hand, the muscles are in balance.The carpal bones are held in place by ligaments and are supported in
their “arch” by healthy extensor tendons.The flexor tendons glide smoothly in well-lubricated tendon sheaths
inside the tunnel.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Can help correct muscle imbalance which is causing nerve compression,
increasing flexibility and stability of the hand, wrist and elbow.
Repetitive Stress Injuries
Can help improve the endurance of extensor muscles which increases grip
strength and range of motion in flexion and extension of the fingers and
Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis
Can help strengthen injured tendons/muscles. A direct injury, or repeated
trauma, to a tendon/muscle causes inflammation and decrease in its use,
which leads to muscle atrophy, and greater possibility of reinjuring that
tendon/muscle when activities are resumed.
Can help increase
circulation and joint range of motion.
Analysis of job specifics, particularly with
regard to shoulder, arm, wrist, and hand motions is critical to the success
of any curative and preventive programs addressing CTS and RSI’s of the
FLEXTEND exercises can be tailored to address
specific biomechanical needs of a given job.