Upper limb rehabilitation following a stroke
Rehabilitation for upper limb impairment, which occurs in a majority of strokes, is reviewed in three research papers
- The majority of stroke survivors have upper limb impairment involving loss of movement, function, coordination and/or sensation
- Intensive therapeutic intervention can bring about positive clinical improvement in upper limb function and activity
- Upper limb somatosensory retraining may be helpful in improving upper limb sensation, functional arm use, daily performance and life participation
A stroke occurs in the UK approximately every five minutes, equating to more than 100,000 per year, of which 400 are in children. Although incidence has reduced in recent years due to increased awareness and improvements in NHS stroke care,...
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