techniques for self massage to alleviate and prevent arthritis of the thumb.
Following last month’s post about arthritis in the thumb, we received numerous requests for techniques to prevent and rehabilitate problems in the thumb, wrist and hand. So here you go.
Stretches and Exercises for Thumb Arthritis:
This first video offers simple exercises and stretches that have been proven effective in alleviating and preventing immobility and pain in the thumb. The four exercises demonstrated in the video below have ben specifically designed to counter the negative effects of compression on the thumb, hand and wrist, and to encourage the proper alignment.
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Who is Brian Dorfman?
Brian Dorfman has been treating patients and teaching for over 25 years. He has extensive knowledge and instructional ability in the areas of kinesiology, anatomy, physiology and the biomechanics of movement. Since 1985, Brian has managed a network of holistic clinics, supervised dozens of practitioners and helped thousands of individuals. His ability to treat injuries has made him indispensable among Olympic and professional athletes, including national and world record holders in a number of different sports, as well as with athletes in the NBA, NFL, MLB and MLS.
Brian is a Master Yoga Teacher specializing in the therapeutic application of yoga. Along with Trish O’Reilly, Brian owned and operated one of southern California’s first yoga studios from 1984-2002. Since then he has developed 2 award-winning strength and flexibility programs: Flexibility Training for Athletes and Lower Back Basics.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from UCLA and is certified in yoga therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, massage therapy and cranio-sacral therapy as well as other forms of holistic medicine. When not at the office, Brian enjoys growing food in his organic garden, biking along the coast, surfing and playing sports with his children.
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