300 Reps of a Functional Tasks in One Hour Outpatient Treatment

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In the September edition of Neurorehabil Neural Repair http://bit.ly/gcQHwQ Dr. Birkenmeier of Washington University, St. Louis USA looks at the feasibility of chronic upper extremity impaired patients performing over 300 repetitions of a functional task in a one hour outpatient treatment session. The group found that it is feasible to deliver hundreds of repetitions of task-specific training to people with stroke in 1-hour therapy sessions.
Preliminary outcome data suggested that this intervention may be beneficial for some people with stroke.
The HandTutor system has been proven to improve functional tasks that require varying degrees of grip capability. The concept is to incorporate repetitive virtual functional tasks that work on improving movement impairments and add this impairment oriented training routine to standard functional everyday task training. http://www.HandTutor.com

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