Hand Therapy After Stroke - Hand Therapy And Physiotherapy Implications
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Hand therapy after stroke is very crucial, and hand therapists often
work closely with physiotherapists to provide a more holistic and
comprehensive therapy program for the patient who had sustained a
All the hand therapy and physiotherapy after a stroke must begin as soon as medically viable, to start the rehabilitation and healing process. Why? It's the reestablish the neural-brain-muscle pathway as soon as possible.
The physiotherapist after stroke starts
with general mobilization and exercise interventions to increase the
muscle strength, stamina and stability of the patient, whereas the hand
therapist will focus mainly on the rehabilitation of the affect hand and
upper limb of the patient.
Hand therapy after a
stroke is not easy simple as the hand and upper limb is a very complex
structure, plus, the damage from the stroke may affect the fine motor
control of the patient's fingers, and being very small muscles,
retraining is often very tiring and draining, physically and
The hand therapist would work
closely with the physiotherapy department to coordinate rehabilitation
timing as to not to clash, plus to have a more well rounded approach to
therapy. Hand therapy after a stroke will often include Bobath's
approach to rehabilitation, where the hand therapy team will start with
weight bearing, focus on symmetry, and facilitation of motor function
inasmuch as possible. Later, they will focus on decreasing abnormal
All in all, hand therapy after stroke is
a long term process; oftentimes we provide hand therapy for patients
for years, at least one year is minimum, but some patients we have seen
for years, as healing from stroke takes a long and tedious time to
recover, as long as patient doesn't give up.
Where to next?
- Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
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- See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
- Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our hand therapy after stroke page
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
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