I have a client who recently got post distal radial fracture repair surgery and I was wondering if anyone knew of any exercises that would be good rehab. I know that they need to work on ROM grip and forearm strength but I was wondering if there were exercises that focused mostly on the distal part of the forearm and if some exercises where better or worse than others for building their wrist back up.
I would need to have them cleared to work with me. If you have done that part, follow the recommendations of their healthcare team. If you have clearance, but no recommendations, verify limits, contra-indicated exercises, and prepare a program design to have approved by their physician/surgeon. I would want to speak with the surgeon and ask similar questions. That isn’t always possible. But at a minimum get the clearance for them to exercise independently. From there I would assess ROM and client feedback as to discomfort, pain, weakness, imbalance, etc.
If you get clearance and still are unsure of how to proceed, get back to us and give us an updated question. Or you can contact me directly at www.hawaiifitnessacademy.com or through my profile.