Standard Hand Postures



1. FLAT HAND

Hold either hand flat with sides of digits touching.

2. SPREAD HAND

Hold either hand flat with digits widely separated.

3. CLAWED HAND

Hold either hand with digits widely separated and equally curved, with their finger nails ar right-angles to palm.

4. CUPPED HAND

Hold either hand with fingers equally curved with their sides touching, and with ball of thumb on side of middle knuckle of first finger.

5. CLOSED HAND

Hold either hand with fingers closed on palm and tips of fingers touching palm as near as possible to its wrist, and with ball of thumb on side of middle knuckle of first finger.

6. FIST HAND

Hold either hand with finger tips touching palm near lower knuckles of fingers, and with ball of thumb across upper knuckles of second and third fingers.

7. COMPRESSED HAND

Hold either hand with digits extended straight, and with balls of digits pressed together.

8. 5 POINT HAND (5Pt.h.)

Hold either hand with digits extended straight and at an angle to back of hand, all digits separated and all pointing in the same direction.

9. 1 POINT HAND (1 Pt.h.)

Hold either hand with first finger extended straight at right-angles to back of hand, with thumb across palm and second, third and fourth fingers closed over thumb.

10. THUMB HAND (Th.h.)

Hold either hand with fingers closed on palm and tips of fingers as near as possible to its wrist, and with thumb extended straight and parallel with lower knuckles of fingers.

11. 1st FINGER HAND (1f.h.)

Hold either hand with first finger extended straight and level with back of hand and with thumb closed on palm and second, third and fourth fingers closed over thumb.

12. 2nd FINGER HAND (2f.h.)

Hold either hand with second finger extended straight and level with back of hand with first, third and fourth fingers closed on palm and ball of thumb across upper knuckles of third and fourth fingers.

13.  4th FINGER HAND (4f.h.)

Hold either hand with fourth finger extended straight and level with back of hand with first, second and third fingers closed on palm, and ball of thumb across upper knuckles of second and third fingers.

14. THUMB & 1st FINGER HAND (Th.1f.h.) 
Hold either hand with thumb and first finger extended straight with balls of thumb and first finger touching, and second, third and fourth fingers closed on palm near its root.

15. 1st & 2nd FINGER HAND (1, 2f.h.)

Hold either hand with first and second fingers extended straight with their sides touching, and level with back of hand, and with third and fourth fingers closed on palm, and ball of thumb across upper knuckles of third and fourth fingers.

16. C-HAND (C-h.)

Hold either hand with fingers equally curved with their sides touching, and with thumb bent and its tip one hand breadth from tip of first finger, to form the outline of the letter ‘C’.

17. L-HAND (L-h.)

Hold either hand with fingers extended straight with their sides touching, at right-angles to back of hand, and with ball of thumb on side or middle knuckle of first finger to form the outline of the letter ‘L’.

18. 0-HAND (0-h.)

Hold either hand with fingers equally curved with their sides touching, and with tip of thumb bent and touching tip of first finger to form the outline of the letter '0'.

20. U-HAND (U-h.)

Hold either hand with fingers extended straight withtheir sides touching, at right-angles to back of hand, and with thumb extended straight and parallel with first finger, two finger breadths apart, to form the outline of the letter 'U'.

20. V-HAND (v-h.)

Hold either hand with first and second fingers extended straight, level with back of hand with tips of first and second fingers widely separated, and with third and fourth fingers closed on palm, and ball of thumb across middle knuckles of third and fourth fingers, to form the outline of the letter 'V'.

21. Y-HAND (Y-h.)

Hold either hand with thumb and first finger extended straight, parallel with one another, and with tips of thumb and first finger two finger breadths apart, and second, third and fourth fingers closed on palm, to form the outline of the letter 'Y'.
 
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