You can use the Pelican Hand Pad for exercising or helping contracted hands. It may also be possible to use as a diversion therapy for raising a swollen hand.
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.
It may even be possible to tell the patient to ‘take care of the Pelican’ and not squeeze it too tightly. This may encourage them to mentally control contracted hands.
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.