7 Hand Exercises to Help People With Parkinson’s Disease


In this video from Invigorate Physical Therapy and Wellness, a physical therapist named Madi demonstrates some simple hand and wrist exercises that may be useful for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

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The hand and wrist exercises are designed to help Parkinson’s disease patients with fine motor skills like handwriting and dressing, as well as improving flexibility and dexterity. Madi advises that people do the exercises once a day for a period of two weeks to see if they see any improvement in their hand and wrist strength and dexterity. She also recommends patients try to write before and after completing the exercises to see if they notice a difference.

To help warm your hands up for the day ahead, Madi suggests doing the exercises first thing in the morning, before breakfast.

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  1. Ann Bruce Pineda says:

    Wendy, you mentioned the Emma watch in another article. Do you know if it is available now or will be soon? If so, where and when do you think we could find one for sale? My husband has had Parkinson’s for over six years.

  2. Carol Rothfeld says:

    I am on lockdown at an assisted living facility. There are no longer exercise classes. Where can I find free online exercise for Parkinson’s.

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