After going through the Custom Nurbs On/Off you can start setting up a lot more similar hotkeys. Sometimes you don't have a GUI for the fingers, so you need to go in and select the individual joints of the fingers. I would set up buttons on the shelve for that so that you don't have to repeat this, but it's also handy to have a Joints On/Off hotkey.
I try to have all the major functions around my hand that's on the keyboard. So besides the translate, rotate and scale, and the nurbs on/off, I set "Previous Frame" and "Next Frame" to the keys 4 and 5.
Go into your hotkey editor and in the Categories scroll down to "Playback Controls". I then modified the hotkey assignments for "PreviousFrame" and "NextFrame" to "Alt+4" and "Alt+5".