Upper Extremity Coordination Exercises

Upper Extremity Coordination Exercises


Lay on Your Back

  • Bend one elbow and straighten the other at the same time. Repeat with the opposite elbow. Do _____ times.
  • Take your hand and touch your opposite shoulder. Then touch your head, nose and ear. Do this quickly in that order. Repeat with your other hand. Do _____ times.

Sitting

  • Touch the tip of your index finger to the tip of your nose. Do this _____ times.
  • Touch your index finger to your nose with your eyes closed and then with them opened. Do this _____ times.
  • Touch each finger tip to your nose. Do this in sequence. Do this _____ times.
  • Touch the tip of your index finger to your ear, head and shoulder. Do this _____ times.
  • Touch the tip of your index finger to the tip of the index finger on the opposite hand. Do this _____ times.
  • Open and close your fists on right then left hand. Do this _____ times.
  • Spread your fingers apart and then together on each hand. Do this _____ times.
  • Make circles by touching your thumb to the tip of each of your fingers. Do this _____ times.
  • Put a wash cloth on a table in front of you. Hold it down with the palm of your hand. Use your fingers to push the cloth into a ball. Then, straighten out the wash cloth by pushing outward with your fingers. Do this _____ times.
Series of 3 hands moving wash cloth on table
  • Put a wash cloth on a table and hold it down with the outside of your hand (pinky finger). Use your thumb and other fingers to bring the wash cloth into a ball. Straighten out the wash cloth with your fingers. Do this _____ times.
Series of 3 hands moving wash cloth
  • Hold down the wash cloth on a table with the thumb side of your hand. Use your fingers to bring the wash cloth into a ball. Straighten out the cloth with your fingers. Do this _____ times.
Series of 3 hands shown moving wash cloth

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