DEVICE FOR REHABILITATION FINGERS MOBILITY

  • A.S. Skuratovich

Abstract

Introduction - The device is intended to being applied to the muscles of the fingers through mechanical oscillations. Operation of the device is based on the transformation of the electric engine rotations into return forward movements of pins exerting influence upon the fingers. Methods and Procedures- The decide was tested on 9 people between the age of 17-20. The period of study lasted two weeks: 6 training sessions 5 minutes each. To control the effectiveness of the device the number of successive blows by five fingers of both hands in 30s was registered along side of hand dynamometry. Results and Discussion - The investigation showed that after two weeks of training, the number of successive blows had increased by 10-17 per cent. As for the hand dynamometry, it remained almost unchanged though there was a certain tendency to its growth. The investigation showed that repeated session proved to be necessary. It was established that one course of treatment of 5 is the most effective as to increase speed-strength capacities of fingers. After repeated course this parameters had increased 8-10%. The above mentioned effect of vibration is achieved as we believed, due to a better blood circulation and a stronger influence on muscle mechanical receptors. Applications - The device can be used by people of various specialities whose activities demand finger mobility for example: typewriters, musicians, and athletes such as boxers, karatists, etc. The device can be applied: a) for warming up; b) for rehabilitation after injuries; c) to increase strength capacities of fingers; d) to raise speed-strength endurance; e) to develop speed-strength qualities of fingers; f) its modified version can be used to restore toes mobility and their shock absorbing qualities after injuries, that is urgent in running and walking, for example - football, basketball, etc.