Hand Care for Crafters - Tues., Feb. 26, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Hand Care for Crafters - Tues., Feb. 26, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

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Instructor: Ann Dahl, OTR/L, Wieber Physical Therapy

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Keep your hands healthy! We are honored to have Ann Dahl from Wieber Physical Therapy in Faribault providing this workshop experience.

We will begin with a brief review of the hand and upper extremity anatomy and how ergonomics can assist during the knitting process. You will learn simple hand care tips and effective techniques to care for your body, mind and hands. We will look at creative ways to use movement, stretching, breath and visualization/relaxation to reduce tension. A mini seated yoga and standing posture series will be taught to help hand-crafters prevent repetitive strain injuries, decrease aches and pains that are sometimes experienced in the neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, and back. All techniques are gentle so that everyone can practice them. This is a truly experiential experience, and there will be time to "Ask the Therapist," if you have personal questions for Ann.

Skill Level: Any

How to prepare for this class:

  • Bring a small project that you are working on
  • Bring a pen & notebook to take notes, if you desire.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move and breathe in.
  • Prepare to have FUN!

Ann Dahl is an Occupational Therapist/Hand Therapist, Wellness Coach and yoga Teacher. She draws upon her clinical professional practice as well as her personal practice as a crafter, art, and music lover, to guide people to have more freedom in movement. She enjoys creating unique workshops for adults who wish to enhance their creativity and reduce physical and emotional tension.

* See the main Classes page for our policy about class changes and cancellations.