Hand Dominance Retraining Presentation


A presentation by Katie Yancosek at the Philadelphia Hand Rehabilitation Foundation 12th Annual Hand Surgery Symposium 2010.

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  1. So, based on what your slides purport, left-handed people shouldn’t try to do hand dominance transfer and therapists shouldn’t bother trying to help innate left-handed people with injuries in their left hand?

    I am hear to tell you that as someone who writes with the left-hand, I can do many other functions with my right hand. In particular, using the computer mouse is something that I PREFER to do do with my right hand, because I learned to use the mouse with right hand. Last year I actually had carpal tunnel syndrome in right hand and tried to switch to left and it was DIFFICULT.

    Other left-handed people I know (who use their right hand for many things, but write with left-hand) report the same regarding the computer mouse.

    Please don’t suggest that left-handed people can’t have HDT. This is not correct. And it’s possible your writing may influence therapists to not try as hard with innate left-handed patients.

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