CanDo Digi-Extend Hand Exerciser

CanDo Digi-Extend Hand Exerciser

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  • Latex Free
  • Made in USA

CanDo Digi-Extend Hand Exerciser is a unique therapy device that can isolate the extension of all five fingers and each of the individual finger joints. It strengthens the intrinsic and extrinsic muscle groups to maximize extensor tendon gliding, joint motion, coordination, and muscle function in the hand and forearm. Digi-Extend focuses on the extensor mechanism of one or all fingers as it targets the area of the hand that needs rehabilitation.

What does Cando Hand Exerciser Include?

  • Digi-Extend 
  • Latex-free elastic bands (5 Tan, 4 Yellow, 3 Red and 2 Green)
  • Exercise pamphlet

Digi-Extend Hand Exerciser Features

  • Patients can easily change the resistance levels and vary their hand positions for specific exercises to help maximize the exercise goals and prevent injury
  • Can be used for finger adduction, abduction, blocking and flexion exercises
  • Digi-Extend is a professional step-up from the simple devices for extensor strengthening and conditioning
  • Compact in design, high-tech, easy, and comfortable to use as well as effective in helping patients reach their therapy goals
  • Four color-coded band resistance levels allow each muscle or joint to work at a comfortable level and build as increased strength is achieved
  • Develops isolated finger strength, flexibility, and coordination
  • Stronger fingers cannot compensate for weaker ones
  • Progressive color coded resistance gives patient positive feedback
  • For rehabilitation of carpal tunnel, arthritis, stroke, fractures, tendon injury, nerve lacerations, tennis elbow and more
  • Also, builds hand and forearm strength
  • Dimensions: 4.75" x 3.25" x 1"
  • Weight: 1.0 lbs
  • Digi-Extend Hand Exerciser Manual

What to buy with Digi Extend Hand Exerciser?

How To use Can Do Hand Exerciser?

  • Guidelines for Use:
    • Exercises should be done at a slow comfortable pace.
    • Use the other hand to help stabilize the device during the exercises, as needed.
    • Position Digi-Extend with the hook openings facing away from your hand during use. This will help prevent bands from slipping out.
    • For some exercises it is suggested that you utilize a tabletop or rest the Digi-Extend on your lap to perform exercises effectively and comfortably.
  • Suggested Exercises:
    1. Full Finger Extension:

    Place one finger into each finger guide, under the band until the mid phalanx of each finger is resting on the DigiExtend. Extend all five fingers. Relax to starting position and repeat.
    2. Isolated Full Finger Extension:
    Starting position as in #1. Flex fingers to hold DigiExtend. Extend one finger at a time (all three joints), and relax slowly back to the starting position. Repeat with each finger.
    3. Isolated PIP/DIP Extension:
    Place fingertips in the finger guides. Extend finger, keeping MP joint slightly flexed, extend only the PIP and DIP joints. Relax and let the band flex the joints and extend again. This is a small controlled motion. Repeat with each finger.
    4. Isolated MP Extension:
    Slide fingers all the way forward so that the proximal phalanges are resting on the device and the PIP and DIP joints are flexed. While keeping the PIP and DIP joints flexed, extend only the MP joints (all four fingers together). Stabilize the device with the other hand. Hold and repeat.
    5. Isometric Finger Adduction:
    Place fingers in starting position as in #1. With fingers in extension, gently squeeze them together sideways against the edges of the finger guides. Hold and repeat.
    6. Finger Abduction/Adduction:
    One finger at a time. Place a finger in one of the guides so that one side of the finger touches the band. Move finger sideways against the band. Relax and repeat. Turn the device around so the other side of the finger touches the band. Now, move the finger the other way, against the band. Relax and repeat.
    7. Flexion Blocking:
    Place fingers in starting position as in #1. You can also position the fingers on top of the bands for a softer effect. Flex all joints to make a fist around the device. Hold and repeat.
    8. Thumb Extension:
    Place fingers in starting position as in #1. Place long finger in center stabilizing hole or stabilize with the other hand. Turn device so the thumb is on top. While keeping the base (CMC) of the thumb still, slowly extend the thumb IP and MP joints. Hold and repeat.
    9. Thumb Abduction/Extension:
    Place fingers in starting position as in #1. Place long finger in center stabilizing hole or stabilize with the other hand. Extend thumb, against the band, away from the palm and fingers. Hold and repeat.
    10. Isolated Finger Tip Flexion:
    Holding with the opposite hand, place one finger into a finger guide with the fingernail resting on the pad and the band on the fingertip skin. Flex only the fingertip against the band. Hold and repeat.
    11. Isolated PIP Flexion (DIP Eliminated):
    Place four fingers into the finger guides, with the fingernails against the pads. Hold three fingers back in extension with the bands or the other hand, while flexing one finger at only the PIP joint. Do not flex the other fingertips. Hold and repeat.
    12. Finger (MP) Intrinsic Flexion:
    Place fingers in starting position as in #1 but with the bands under the fingers. While keeping the PIP and DIP joints extended, flex just the MP joints against the bands. Hold and repeat.
  • Precautions:
    • If you have had an injury or a hand disorder consult with your healthcare professional prior to beginning the exercises.
    • The position of the Digi-Extend in the hand, the intensity of the exercise, level of resistance and number of repetitions should be approved by a healthcare professional.
    • If unusual swelling, skin discoloration or pain occurs, discontinue use and consult a healthcare professional.

Digi-Extend Hand Exerciser Manual

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