Movement therapy – Rehabilitating Arm Function in Stroke Survivors

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Dr. Uswatte group at the University of Alabama have recently completed a clinical trial where constraint induced movement therapy was modified for rehabilitating arm function in stroke survivors with plegic hands. http://www.bioportfolio.com/resources/trial/105461/Constraint-induced-Therapy-Modified-For-Rehabilitating-Arm-Function-In-Stroke-Survivors-W.html

Modifying of constraint induced movement therapy is needed as approximately 35% of the population with chronic stroke has a residual motor deficit that prevents them from doing traditional intensive functional tasks practice.

The HandTutor systems allows for the customization of functional virtual tasks to a level that allows patients with severe movement dysfunction to start intensive exercise practice with their impaired hand. The HandTutor system has been proven to improve patient functional upper extremity movement ability in both patients with severe and moderate movement dysfunction.

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