When we attended the Under 50 and Living with Arthritis National Conference in Maynooth we had the pleasure of seeing Paula Minchin present on hand therapy and outsmarting your arthritis with meal preparation.
Paula gave advice and information on ways to self-manage your symptoms. She demonstrated techniques and equipment that help to maximize your independence and efficiency in the kitchen.
Hand therapy hits close to home with us like our inventor and creator Andy was diagnosed with Arthritis and we know how much this service would have meant to him. To be able to claim back more independence in his everyday tasks would have meant the world to him.
This is why we would like to share this information with you in the hope that it helps you or someone you know who could benefit from it. Let’s dive in.
What is hand therapy?
Hand therapy is a non-surgical way of managing hand disorders and injuries using physical methods. These methods would include exercise, splinting, and wound care.
It is an occupational therapist or a physiotherapist that would be a registered hand therapist. They would help you with the therapy and design a plan specifically for you and your hand disorder.
It does not just work on your hands, depending on the level of therapy needed the hand therapist could also work on a plan with your wrist, lower arms, and elbows.
If you are interested in learning more, we have found a number of hand therapy videos on St. Vincent’s University Hospital website where they look at
NOTE: Please speak to your doctor or occupational therapist before adding any of these activities to your schedule. It’s always safer just to check before.
If you or someone you love is having difficulties with daily tasks in the kitchen and you would like to ease some of the pressure, why not check out our Uccello Kettle today? Where you can pour hot water safely and steadily every time without ever having to lift a heavy kettle.