Arm Physical Therapy Exercises | Strengthening
Arm Physical Therapy to Prevent Injury
Arm physical therapy often includes stretching and strengthening exercises which are both an essential component of a preventive arm physical therapy injury or a rehabilitation program after suffering an upper-arm injury. Arm physical therapy exercises vary depending based on the type of injury i.e., elbow, biceps, triceps, forearm, wrist and also range of motion challenges. The PowerArm™ is often used in conjunction with arm physical therapy exercises provided by the physical therapist.
Exercises for Arm Physical Therapy - Strengthening
Many physical therapists recommend using the PowerArm™ device as part of their arm physical therapy exercise program for patients. Combining the PowerArm™ in the arm physical therapy exercises program with the standing bicep stretch, overhead tricep stretch and overhead tricep extensions can produce a very helpful and rapid recovery from an upper-arm injury or shoulder injury.
Individuals who have suffered a stroke often need rehabilitation programs that include arm physical therapy exercises. In addition, a person recovering from a broken arm often benefits from the addition of arm physical therapy exercises to their rehabilitation and strengthening routine.
Exercises for Arm Physical Therapy at Home
Arm physical therapy exercises often focus on the bicep and tricep muscles which are the large muscle groups that bend and straighten the elbow. The biceps are located on the front of the upper arm and the triceps are located on the back. Therapists include arm physical therapy exercises for these muscle groups not only to increase arm strength, but also helps everyone, especially older adults, perform activities of daily living. The PowerArm™ develops strong arms helping individuals to lift up and out of a chair as well as pull on shoes and other clothing items.