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Holding Hands

hand therapy 

GREG IRWIN

founder OF 
hand 
FITNESS

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Welcome to Hand Health

We are your one stop shop for fitness products for your hands.  We use our hands for everything but rarely think about exercising them.

We break down the different conditioning aspects needed, such as strength, dexterity, coordination, limberness, and finger independence. We have selected various exercise tools based on the advice from certified hand therapists. Greg Irwin is the founder of Hand Fitness. He began this journey as a musician who started exercising his fingers to play the piano better. He is the creator of the Finger Fitness exercise program which was first published as the book Finger Fitness: The Art of Finger Control in 1988. Additional videos, Finger Fitness: The Art of Finger ControlFinger Fitness: The Complete Hand Workout and The Advanced Hand Workout followed.

about hand therapy

You may be wondering, who benefits from hand therapy? The easy answer is everybody, but especially athletes and musicians.

For Athletes: Prevent stress, fatigue and injury and Play Better Longer!

When you want to improve your ability to play your sport you can do two things. Practice your sport or take time to improve the condition of your body. You lift weights to increase strength in your arms and legs and you walk, jog or cycle to increase your endurance. But what about exercising your hands? If you play golf, tennis, baseball, basketball or even video games, wouldn’t it be great to have a better grip or more control in your fingers. That’s what Finger Fitness and Hand Health Unlimited is all about. Our program and products are designed to increase the grip strength and finger flexibility in your hands so that you can improve your game.

If you are in better physical condition you are less likely to suffer from the stress, fatigue and injury that occur from overusing your muscles. We believe this concept can hold true for your hands as well. If you take just a few minutes a day with our convenient products you can build stronger hands that are less prone to injury. If you are injured, we carry user-friendly products for assisting in your recovery and aftercare.

For Musicians: Helpful tools for the Beginner and Ensure a Lifetime of Performance

Mastering a musical instrument can be difficult, especially in the beginning and especially for your hands and fingers. Proper manipulation of a musical instrument requires time and practice. Much of that time is taken up training your fingers to master the complex workings of each particular instrument, but most of that practice is done only on that particular instrument. It can be extremely frustrating venture and many quit after only a few tries. But why quit when there is help?

The “help” comes from conditioning or exercising for the hands and fingers while you are away from your instrument. If you are in better physical condition – stronger and more limber – it is usually easier to do and play anything better. Here at Hand Health Unlimited we have the programs and products to help you get in better tune with your hands and your instrument. Especially helpful are the Finger Fitness Exercises and the Chinese Therapy Balls.

Musicians are notorious for overworking their hands. Many musicians have had to stop or cut back on their playing because their hands are just too sore to play. But what if you could prevent this? If your hands are in better condition you are less likely to suffer from stress, fatigue, and injury. Hand Health Unlimited offers not only the Finger Fitness exercises but other fun and convenient products to keep your hands in shape for a lifetime. It’s never too late to start.

helpful tools

For musicians who are new to improving their hand health, the Musician's Beginner Bundle is a perfect start to improve hand strength, limberness, coordination and finger independence. It includes The Complete Hand Workout Video, Fiddllink, Chinese Therapy Balls, and VARIGRIP. To see tools for athletes, or to learn more about this package, click the link below!


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"The amount of finger control you gain through the Finger Fitness program is invaluable to any guitarist, bassist, or keyboardist.”

—  Tom Mulhearn

- Guitar Player

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“I’ve been doing Finger Fitness exercises for over four years, mainly while I’m watching TV at night. If I jerk my hand the wrong way, I'll feel the shooting pain from arthritis, but other than that it doesn't bother me at all anymore.”

—  Carole, 60

- Arthritis

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“Individuals who have occupations or vocations that require increased proficiency and development of individual hand muscles could benefit from the Finger Fitness Program.”

—  Randi L. Schatz

- OTR, CHT

How did Hand Health begin?

Greg Irwin first began developing his Hand therapy techniques while earning his degree in music education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He and his wife Lorraine started Hand Health Unlimited in 1988, connecting products and programs to meet the qualifications of hand therapists and the needs of people just like you. 

What is hand health's mission?

 

Hand Health Unlimited is dedicated to hand therapy. Our goals in designing and marketing our products are prevention, improvement, and rehabilitation.

What are the benefits of your products and programs?

 

All our products are designed to help you increase strength, coordination, and dexterity in your hands and fingers. At the same time, they can help you decrease the occurrence of injury, stress, and fatigue, all of which can have serious repercussions for your long-term hand health.

Who should use your products and programs?

Whether you’re a musician or a surgeon, a manual laborer or a stay-at-home parent, your hands are vital to the work you do each day. At Hand Health Unlimited, we are dedicated to helping you take the best care of your hands’ health. 

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