The last point would be to remember what your first piano teacher taught you when you were 5… remember the cue to “put your hands over the bubble?” This allows your wrists to stay neutral and your fingers relaxed. If you don’t listen to that inner voice from the past you may get a nasty reminder later when you get carpal tunnel syndrome from your wrists being either cocked up too much or flexed too much resulting in strain of the muscles of the forearm and compression at the carpal tunnel.
- Doorway stretch (opens up chest and stretches upper back and arms)
- Standing pec/biceps stretch
- Prayer stretch for nerve gliding/upper body range of motion
- Median nerve glide stretch
- Radial nerve glide stretch
- Ulnar nerve glide stretch
- Standing neck rotation, side bending, and looking up/down
- Standing trunk rotation with hands on hips
- Standing back extension with hands on hips.
- Lying trunk rotation with exercise ball
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