Improving Hand Therapy with Puttycise®

Posted by L.C. Thurston on 2017 Oct 20th

Our hands are important tools so losing functionality can seriously impact your quality of living. There are many things that may affect hand functionality including injury, stroke, and arthritis, but strength and dexterity can be regained through regular exercise. Putty is a dynamic tool that is easy to use for all patients and it can help them regain functionality in their hands.

Theraputty® can be manipulated is a variety of ways to help regain strength and dexterity in the hand. The progressive resistance of Theraputty® allows patients to track their progress as they improve. 

  • Grip Strengthening: Regain strength in the full fist or hook fist by squeezing you fingers against the putty.
  • Finger Strengthening: Squeeze, squish, and pull putty apart to help with finger strength.
  • Thumb Strengthening: Pinch or press into putty to help build thumb strength.
  • Fine motor skills: Searching putty for small objects or manipulate it to improve dexterity. 

Now there's a new twist in hand therapy. Puttycise® is great for use with Theraputty® to increase function and versatility. 

Puttycise Set

As part of Vitality Depot's expanded line of CanDo® products we are bringing you the Puttycise® collection. The five piece set includes all the tools you need to simulate various functions to help with everyday life. 

This new kit consists of five tools which all function by inserting the tool base into a resistant putty. Puttycise® tools can be pushed, pulled, or turned through putty to produce specified exercises. Changing the putty resistance will increase or decrease the difficulty level.

The tools included help simulate real actions to improve dexterity and strength. See how they work below. 

The cap turn. Simulates opening a bottle or turning on a stove.

The key turn. Simulates turning a key.

The knob turn. Simulates opening a door or jar.

The L-bar. Simulates pulling and leveraging actions including using a vacuum, sweeping, or using a hammer.

The peg turn. Simulates turning a nut or bolt or pushing a button.