Digital activity--of the finger variety, not the math kind, gave me exhilarating encouragement in occupational therapy today. Therapist Amy set me to work on an exercise that had me kneeling before a raised exercise mat, leaning my torso forward, bending elbows outward, then pushing back upright by straightening my elbows.
The exercise involved left shoulder movement but kept my left hand stationary on the edge of the mat. The encouraging news is that the result was relaxation of tone in my wrist and fingers. The bad news is that it was temporary. As soon as I started using my hand, the tone kicked back in. That is the nature of the beast.
“You need to post this video on your blog,” she advised. And here it is: