Upper limb/hand rehabilitation
Following neurological injury, reduced activity or the inability to use one or both upper limbs is a common problem. Severity of problems can vary from mild weakness to life changing problems that have a significant impact on function in day to day tasks.
Common problems associated with the upper limb following a neurological injury or as a result of a progressive neurological condition include:
- Spasticity (increased tightness at your arm and hand)
- Reduced ability to complete functional activities such as washing and dressing or preparing/cooking food
- Sensory problems
- Neglect- reduced awareness of your affected arm therefore it can be at risk of further damage/harm
- Reduced finer motor dexterity in hands/fingers (being able to use your hands for more intricate tasks)
How we provide hand and upper limb rehabilitation
In order to improve function, we need to focus on repetitive movements in order to influence neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to reorganise itself by forming new neural connections) in order to improve active movement and function. In order for relearning of movement to take place, targeted movements need to be repeated and practiced over and over again. This helps with the development of new connections in your brain to help the movement become permanent.
There are many studies that suggest that higher intensity rehabilitation will help you reach your potential at a faster rate compared with more traditional approaches.
How Neurotherapy Worx hand and upper limb rehabilitation helps:
Assessing and providing an intensive period of treatment over a shorter period of time to help you reach your goals at a faster rate. There are different treatment options available and we will help and advise you on what may be the best approach.
We have a motion sensor and biofeedback device that enables relearning of upper body, hand and finger movements. This includes grasp, release, pinch and lifting. We can use this equipment in various positions such as kneeling, sitting, standing, on unstable surfaces therefore challenging balance as well as working on your upper limb function. Assessment of function is objectively recorded and reviewed throughout your treatment process.
Treatment may involve repetition of functional activities around the home or at your place of work in order to help you recover the ability to perform certain day to day tasks.
Advice and education on sensory exercises, massage and stretches to complete between therapy sessions. Advice and education can also be provided for family and carers
Advice and referral to an orthotist, if you require a splint to help stretch or maintain the range of movement at your hand. A referral can either be made directly to your local orthotic department within the NHS or privately
Liaise with your consultant with regards to pain relief and possible injections to help release some of the tone/spasticity in muscles that may be working too hard in order to help improve range of movement.
For further information please contact us at [email protected] or 07821210231
How Does Neurotherapy Treatment Work?
We hold a brief conversation with you about what problems you struggle with and how you need help
We capture your personal details, discuss the costs and timings and arrange an appointment
During your first appointment, you share your goals with us and we conduct a physical assessment
We work with you to build a personalised treatment plan, during a scheduled period of intervention
We may prescribe some exercises to help you to address weakness, move more efficiently and improve your quality of life
We regularly review your progress and adjust your goals as you make improvements
What’s a Treatment Plan?
Why Work With Our Team?
Motivational, personalised and tailored care, based on your individual goals and fully adapted to your abilities
Multi Skilled Team
Our expert team work together when required, fully communicating to deliver the fastest and best outcomes
With extensive, hands on practical career experience of working in hospitals, clinics and the community
Why Trust Us for Your Treatment?
Fully HCPC, CSP, Physio First, CPD, DBS, BOBATH accredited with proof of up date memberships upon request
By staying ahead of cutting edge industry treatments, we bring you new and unique support and options
Trust Us with your Data
We’ve invested in the latest, GDPR compliant IT systems for accurate patient record keeping
Neurological Problems We Help With
Range of Movement
Reduced Muscle Tone
Neurological Conditions We Support
• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Balance Problems
• Brain Injury
• Brain Tumours
• Cerebral Palsy
• Functional Neurological Disorder
• Guillain-Barré Syndrome
• Hereditary Ataxias
• Motor Neurone Disease
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Muscular Dystrophy
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Peripheral Neuropathy
• Spinal Deformity and Injury
What Does Tailored Care Mean?
A Hands on Treatment Plan
Your treatment plan evolves around you – Entirely bespoke way of adapting movements
Small goals are adapted as your personalised treatment plan evolves and incremental goals are achieved
Your Confidence Levels
Supportive equipment is adapted to you and your individual confidence levels, abilities and goals
Your Own Personal Motivations
Based on goals that each individual person is actually motivated to achieve