Your physics simulated hands will actually come in handy as they can touch now.
But what does touching inside a video game actually mean? You can actually grab onto things with your touch which in turn will allow you to move objects. This will come in particular handy while you are stretched wide which also increases your strength. You can of course also push with your body additionally since its all physics simulation.
This feature even allows for multi-touch!
As you can see its a beautiful powerful sight to behold. How does this all make sense? I only have one answer for you: video game logic!