Wrist Extensor Stretch – Contract Relax

  • HOW: Get set-up seated and start with your elbow flexed on the side that you want to stretch. Using your other hand, flex your wrist until you feel a stretch. Once you feel a stretch, try to extend your wrist by pushing into your other hand, however, don’t let your wrist move. Perform this for 3-10s or as prescribed by your healthcare professional, then move your wrist into more flexion. To increase the stretch, perform this with your elbow extended. See the video for other tips and instructions.
  • FEEL: You should feel a large stretch in the muscles on top of your forearm, you may feel tension on the outside of your elbow.
  • COMPENSATION: Do not let your wrist move when performing the contract-relax portion of the stretch.

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