Once the muscles are relaxed and the area of injury is less painful, it is time to teach the injured arm how to move the way it used to so you can return to performing your daily life activities. Sometimes this can be done by breaking down each task into basic steps. Once you are able to master each step, the brain has an easier time remembering how to put all the steps together. Often you do not need to do a lot of resistive or repetitive exercises…you just need to incorporate these steps into your daily schedule. If you need help adapting to doing your daily activities in an easier way (until you fully heal from your injury), then you’ll be happy to know that a Certified Hand Therapist is just the person to help you do that!