Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2017)
Comparative study of two resisted exercise for the improvement of grip strength in dentist
Author(s): Kavita R Wakpaijan, Dr. Mahendra Shende
Abstract: Overview: Dentists hand function is a necessity to ensure safe and effective patient care. Hand is the functional unit of the dentist and is used in keeping firm holding of instruments and tools. Hence measuring and improving the hand grip of dentists is important aspect of their field. Methods: 30 participants were included and divided into two groups A & B. Each group consisted of 15 participants. The hand grip was evaluated at the beginning with hand dynamometer and subjects of group A & B were given two different sets of exercises for a period of 4 weeks for 4 days per week and after 4 weeks grip strength was measured. Result: Individual exercises were effective but on comparison between two groups there was no significant difference in hand grip strength. Conclusion:Both exercises were equally effective in improving hand grip strength.