The Pelican Hand Pad can be used for exercising or helping contracted hands.
For exercising, patients can be given the hand pad to try to build up hand and finger muscles in contracted hands. As the hand pad comes in two different grades of foam, a patient can progress to the harder foam when they are stronger.
For contracted hands, place the hand pad between the patient’s inside palm and fingers. This may relieve pressure and prevent damage to the palm from finger nails.
For stroke patients the Pelican Hand Pad can be used to rest a swollen hand.
This product is to help with the prevention of pressure sores. Sometimes, due to the patient deteriorating, the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.