3 Tips For Healthy Hands After Scissoring

As a groomer, your hands go through a lot.

This two-part series of blogs are designed to make sure that your hands are well cared for.

Here are our top tips for Scissoring!

Avoiding Injury

While scissoring for prolonged periods, your hand ideally needs to be in a very relaxed position, with your thumb doing the opening and closing. We recommend that for finishing you buy scissors that have an offset, ergonomically-designed handle. Some scissors also have special features such as a free-moving thumb or ‘neutral’ grip. These can really help if you feel strain easily. You might find that a convex scissor with a super sharp edge will enable effortless scissoring. The general rule is: the more relaxed and comfortable your grip, and the more effortless the motion, the less strain you will put on your hand.

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Getting Support

If you already have had repetitive strain injury in your hand or carpal tunnel syndrome, you may want to think about wearing a support as well as changing your scissors to those with a more comfortable grip. We have a few hand and wrist supports that are designed to help with this. Find them here: http://bit.ly/2wAbrqW

Optimising Your Table

It’s really important that you ensure your hand and arm are always at a comfortable level for each dog, and that’s one of the reasons why we recommend an electric or hydraulic table, so you can make sure that your table height suits you and the dog you are grooming.

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