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Pat a balloon between your hands, using mostly the wrist to hit the balloon.
Watch the watch
Imagine wearing a watch with the watch face on the inside of your wrist.
Take your arm forwards with the palm facing upwards, as if to look at the time. Gradually aim to fully extend your elbow.
Ball throwing progression
Stand by a wall and throw and catch a ball under arm. To progress this exercise, throw and catch the ball over arm.
the affected hand only
using both hands
Juggle with two balls in the affected hand with the arm by your side. A progression is seen in the second picture, where three ball juggling is performed between both hands with arms out in front.
No more dishes
with wrists in extension
your hands forwards and backwards
Stretch your arms forwards with wrists in extension. Maintain wrist extension and alternate your hands forwards or backwards.
across the body to the left
across the body to the right
Place your palms together and trace a waved line back and forth across your body. Alternate wrist position vigorously so that the top hand is always flat.
move your arms to the left
move your arms to the right
Place the palms of your hands together and keep your forearms in a horizontal line. Move arms side to side in a saw-like motion.
Start with your palm facing down and your arm across your body at head level. Zig-zag down your body in a slanted ‘Z’ shape, maintaining your palm facing the floor.
With your arm raised in front of your face, stretch your wrist backwards while extending your elbow.
Free the bird
Starting with your hand across your body and releasing out to the side, with your palm facing up and looking towards your hand.
Look at your hands
Hold arms out to the side, turn your palm up as you look at it and your palm down as you look away.
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