Make The Right Choice

Follow this checklist for making the right grip choices!

Choose a Power Grip Whenever Possible

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Two hands are better than one!

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Choose spring loaded tools to decrease grip strength demand.

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Choose tools with padded handle grips, or add padding yourself.

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Avoid finger spans that are too wide. Use only a comfortable spherical grip. If fingers are spread too wide, choose another grip style and/or use two hands.

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Use your strongest hand/arm position for lifting and carrying, whenever possible. From strongest choice to weakest choice: 

  • Palms facing each other = strongest
  • Palm up = strong
  • Palm down = weakest

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And Of course, don’t forget to maintain neutral wrists