Active Hands Gripping Aids
Active Hands gripping aids could allow you to take part in activities you never thought possible! Active Hands grip aids are designed to enable you to firmly hold items, such as a hammer or trowel, helping you get a grip on activities like DIY and gardening, or playing on computer consoles like the Nintendo Wii.
For sport, Active Hands gripping aids allow you to work out at the gym, play snooker or even help you ski. In addition, our Active Hands children’s sizes are ideal for helping kids to grip the handlebars on a tricycle.
General Purpose Gripping Aid
Active Hands General Purpose gripping aids are essential for a wide range of tasks – at home, in the gym or out and about. An Active Hands gym workout is a lot easier! Whether you’ve had a stroke, suffered a spinal injury or have any condition which reduces your hand function, Active Hands aids could unlock any number of activities for you:
- Working out in the gym (e.g. holding free weights, using a rowing machine)
- Playing on the Nintendo Wii
- DIY at home (using a saw or hammer)
- Holding a pool or snooker cue
- Rowing or Kayaking
- Holding a glass or bottle
Active Hands General Purpose aids function by the tightening of a strap in the upper section, which gently pulls the hand into a fist shape, adjusting to hold items in the palm. The Active Hands wrist strap is also adjustable and the aid is padded to reduce chafing. The video contains instructions on how to put the aids on, or you can download the instruction leaflet.
Most adults find that the’Standard’ size fits them, however Active Hands General Purpose aids are also available in ‘Small’ (for adults with especially petite hands and children aged over five) and ‘Large’ sizes, as well as ‘Minis’ for under fives. See our size guide to find out which size is best for you.
Active Hands aids are both kind to the skin and made to last. Built from tough webbing and comfortable but durable neoprene (wet suit material), Active Hands are designed to withstand regular use, even for strenuous activities. All aids are machine washable. Active Hands General Purpose gripping aids are also available in pink.
General Purpose Gripping Aid – Mini Size
Perfect for little hands, Active Hands Mini aids are a colourful adaptation of our Active Hands General Purpose aid for under fives. Many medical conditions can affect children’s grip or hand function, from Cerebral Palsy to Guillain-Barré syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy to Spina Bifida, but with our Mini aids none of these need be a bar to having fun!
For many young children, Active Hands Mini aids are an essential extra for an adaptive tricycle, helping them hold onto the handlebars tightly and securely, but they might find them equally useful for a variety of other play activities.
See the size guide to find out which Active Hands size is best for you.
Active Hands aids are both kind to the skin and made to last. Built from tough webbing and comfortable but durable neoprene (wet suit material) they’re designed to withstand regular use, even for strenuous activities. All Active Hands aids are machine washable. Available in pink or blue.
Looped Exercise Aids
Ideal for the gym, Active Hands Looped Exercise Aids feature strong loops which can be slipped over the handles of some exercise machines, e.g. ‘pull down bars’ and rowing machines. Or, if you prefer the great outdoors, they’re also an essential extra for some hand bikes. Active Hands Looped Aids feature adjustable padded wrist straps to prevent chafing. An Active Hands gym workout is much better!