All About Hands

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H.A.N.D.S is a unique educational seminar and fitness class consisting of stretching, movement, breathing and hand specific exercises. Is it difficult to use your hands due to pain or weakness? Is your sleep disrupted from hand numbness or throbbing? Do you have arthritic pain or soft tissue tightness in your hands, elbows or even shoulders? This is the class for you. 

Mary Recker, OTR/L, CHT is a CA and AZ Board Certified Occupational and Hand Therapist with more than 10 years of experience in the clinical and hospital field. Prior to her achieving a degree in OT, Mary worked as a personal and group fitness trainer, yoga instructor for nearly 20 years with a special love and hobby of many forms of dance. All this contributes to creating this educational and practical fitness class. This class is offered April 16 & 30, May 7 & 14, and June 18 & 25.

Class is 75 minutes long and includes a Presentation and Q&A setting on how to self-treat common hand and upper extremity diagnoses (arthritis, Carpal tunnel, etc.). Also be prepared to move and stretch during a fun exercise class! Class can be progressive; set goals and apply what you learn.   

Questions regarding H.A.N.D.S. class or hand therapy: Mary Recker 602-837-2635, or check FB/Instagram:  hands_to_heart_hand_therapy 

Bring yoga mat (not required), towel, water (chair provided for exercise level modifications)   

Register at or call Desert Foothills Library at 480-488-2286.  

Walk-ins also accepted 

Cost: $20/class 



The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.