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Resisted Wrist Extension With Weight

1. Place forearm on table with the hand palm down, off the edge of the table.

2. Move wrist up into extension.

3. Slowly flex wrist down to starting position.

4. Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions, 1 time a day.

5. Special instructions

a. Focus on lowering (eccentric) phase with a count of 4 to flex wrist down to starting position and a count of 2 up for wrist extension.

b. Start with light weight (for example, a soup can) or no weight.

c. Can also do exercise with band resistance.

Courtesy of Tomah Memorial Hospital, Department of Physical therapy, Tomah, WI; Elizabeth C.K. Bender, MSPT, ATC, CSCS; and Whitney Gnewikow, DPT, ATC.