Improving both quality of hand movements and performance of daily activities in Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy children

Dr Winkels and his colleagues from  Rehabilitation Centre “Het Roessingh” , Enschede used the Wii™-habilitation in 15 children with CP over six weeks. The children received twice weekly sessions.

Outcome measures used for arm function and quality of movements were  The Melbourne Assessment of Upper Limb Function and ABILHAND-Kids.
It was found that the quality of upper extremity movements did not change however daily activities seem to be more easily performed.
The HandTutor and ArmTutor is used by many occupational and physical therapists in rehabilitation centers worldwide to give customized intensive exercise training to CP patients. The system allows isolated and coordinated movement practice and has been shown to improve both the quality of arm and hand movements and the ability to perform daily living tasks.

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