Average hours for PT and OT in SCI Patients in Australia, Norway and the Netherlands

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Number of hours of inpatient physical and occupational therapy in SCI patients in Australia, Norway and the Netherlands:
The January edition of the Journal of American Physiotherapy presents a report by Dr. Langeveld of the Revalidatiecentrum De Hoogstraat in Holland http://bit.ly/i6G7IS on the number of hours per week of inpatient physical and occupational therapy of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients over four week time span. The report found that the number of hours was Holland 28 compared to  Australia 43 hours and Norway 39 hours.

The report does not comment on the quality of the rehabilitation outcome or the uptake in the use of new neuro rehabilitation devices such as the HandTutor system that encourage active exercise practice and increase the amount of intensive repetitive exercises performed by the SCI patients in the inpatient environment.  www.HandTutor.com

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