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Therapy dough recipe for healthy hands

Homemade therapy dough can be a great substitute for Theraputty that’s just as effective in strengthening your hands.

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Therapy dough recipe for healthy hands

This is a great activity to do with kids! 

Theraputty is a strong, latex free, putty-like material used for rehabilitating and strengthening your hands. By stretching, pinching, kneading, and squeezing the putty in your hand, you exercise the muscles. 

Homemade therapy dough can be a great substitute for Theraputty that’s just as effective for strengthening your hands. 

Follow the recipe below to make your own therapy dough.

This is a great activity to do with kids! 

Theraputty is a strong, latex free, putty-like material used for rehabilitating and strengthening your hands. By stretching, pinching, kneading, and squeezing the putty in your hand, you exercise the muscles. 

Homemade therapy dough can be a great substitute for Theraputty that’s just as effective for strengthening your hands. 

Follow the recipe below to make your own therapy dough.

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Ingredients

    1 cup plain flour

    1 cup boiling water

    1/2 cup cooking salt

    1 tablespoon cream of tartar

    1 tablespoon cooking oil

    Food colouring (optional)

      1 cup plain flour

      1 cup boiling water

      1/2 cup cooking salt

      1 tablespoon cream of tartar

      1 tablespoon cooking oil

      Food colouring (optional)

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      Method

      Mix flour, cream of tartar, salt, and oil in a large mixing bowl.

      Add food colouring to boiling water (if using).

      Gradually add water to dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together.

      Allow mixture to cool.

      Knead the dough until the stickiness has gone.

      Mix flour, cream of tartar, salt, and oil in a large mixing bowl.

      Add food colouring to boiling water (if using).

      Gradually add water to dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together.

      Allow mixture to cool.

      Knead the dough until the stickiness has gone.

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      Other important information

      These exercises may not be suitable for you. Consult a health professional before beginning this exercise if you are unsure.

      Seek medical assistance if you feel any new or increasing pain, if you feel dizzy, clammy, or short of breath.

      Do not consume therapy dough.

      Therapy dough can last up to 6 months if stored in an airtight container.

      Use wheat-free ingredients if you have a wheat allergy.

      Add sand or rice to change the texture of the dough.

      These exercises may not be suitable for you. Consult a health professional before beginning this exercise if you are unsure.

      Seek medical assistance if you feel any new or increasing pain, if you feel dizzy, clammy, or short of breath.

      Do not consume therapy dough.

      Therapy dough can last up to 6 months if stored in an airtight container.

      Use wheat-free ingredients if you have a wheat allergy.

      Add sand or rice to change the texture of the dough.

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      Need some help? Call free today on 1800 951 971

      Hand exercise 1

       

       

      Squeeze the dough with all your fingers and your thumb.

       

       

       

      Squeeze the dough with all your fingers and your thumb.

       

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      Hand exercise 2

       

       

      Keep your knuckles straight and bend the tips of your fingers to squeeze the dough.

       

       

      Keep your knuckles straight and bend the tips of your fingers to squeeze the dough.

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      Hand exercise 3

       

       

      Pinch the dough with your thumb and each finger in turn. 

       

       

      Pinch the dough with your thumb and each finger in turn. 

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      Hand exercise 4

       

       

      Bending your hand only at the large knuckles, press the dough down against your thumb.

       

       

      Bending your hand only at the large knuckles, press the dough down against your thumb.

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      Hand exercise 5

       

       

      Press the dough against your index finger with your thumb. Keep your other fingers straight.

       

       

      Press the dough against your index finger with your thumb. Keep your other fingers straight.

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      Hand exercise 6

       

       

      Squeeze the dough between your thumb and the side of your index finger.

       

       

      Squeeze the dough between your thumb and the side of your index finger.

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      Try holding each exercise position for a few seconds and repeat five to ten times depending on your ability.

      More helpful information

      If you need more information, get in touch with one of our helpful team on 1800 951 971.

      Learn more about keeping your hands healthy.

      If you need more information, get in touch with one of our helpful team on 1800 951 971.

      Learn more about keeping your hands healthy.

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