The MAGIC of the Active Hands Company!
Updated: Apr 15, 2022
I discovered these magical products during my first months of recovery at SWAN Rehab in Phoenix, Arizona. Why are they magical? The reasons are multi-faceted...
MIND-READERS: It is as though they read survivors’ minds of what we needed/wanted to return to a higher activity level, thus enhancing our recovery! Some survivors used a gym regularly pre-stroke, so the opportunity to return to even a limited measure of gym work is a gift - one provided for by the Active Hands company! Again, these unique products provide another avenue for improving our bodies and minds!
EASE OF USE: I can easily slip on their products, except the Active Hand, which requires me to obtain assistance from my therapist, personal trainer, or caregiver to do it on my left hand; but, it’s well worth that very simple effort! (See an example of this in the video below, or click here.)
HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS: The Active Hand and all their products are made of high quality materials that will last you a very long time!
UNIQUE: You cannot find anything like these products - anywhere else - and I’ve looked!
DURABLE/LONG-LASTING: I’ve owned my Active Hand and other gym devices for over 4 years and they look and perform like new!
FUNCTIONAL & PRACTICAL: Again, have they read our minds?! Brilliant! You can’t find more functional products than these!
BENEFICIAL TO RECOVERY: We couldn’t recover the diminished strength in our arms and hands if it weren’t for these unique products! I currently use their gym products as an aid for my hand.
EMOTIONAL BENEFITS: I experience a sense of pride and self-worth every time I use these products to improve my current condition! I feel as though I’ve recovered some of my old positive feelings of being in shape and healthy! Actually, it’s hard to describe, but that’s the best I can do! ☺️
WHICH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS USE ACTIVE HANDS?
In my experience...
Occupational Therapist, Mark Ritter at N.A. Medical Group/Entire Care, Sedona, AZ
Occupational Therapist Alyssa Bowen, formerly of SWAN Rehab, Phoenix, AZ
Personal Trainer, Brielle Carter, at Ability 360, Phoenix, AZ
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH ACTIVE HANDS:
I love their Gripping Aids, click here to view them.
I also love their Looped Exercise Aids, click here to view those.
GYM (at Ability 360)
Rowing Machine: Since I cannot grip yet, the Active Hands gym devices provide that task so I can increase the strength in my bicep, tricep and shoulder. For instance, I’m able to get a full workout of these areas when I use the rowing machine. If I didn’t have these products, my hand would literally fall off the left handle, thus providing me with zero strengthening on my left limb.
Weighted Bar: This bar adds weight in order to strengthen those 3 areas of your limb. Holding onto it and raising it over your head requires you to grip it. Otherwise, you’d be strengthening those muscles on your non-affected side.
I also use this with free weights, weighted rods, and all machines requiring me to grip a bar.
I also use this for golfing.
Here I am with Mark Ritter at Entire Care in Sedona, AZ using the Active Hand to help my weak triceps.
Have you used the Active Hand or another helpful device?
Let me know in a comment below, or e-mail me! We would love to hear about it and share with other survivors so we can all help each other recover and live again. A new Top Ten page is coming out next week - stay tuned!
Have an amazing day!