Optimizing motor performance and sensation after brain impairment
This book chapter discusses analysis of reach to grasp, postural adjustments when reaching in sitting, common compensations and best-practice teaching of motor skills. Research on the effectiveness of therapy interventions is also summarised.
McCluskey A, Lannin NA, Schurr K, & Dorsch S. (Pre-publication copy, 2017). Chapter 40: Optimizing motor performance and sensation after brain impairment. In M Curtin, M Egan & J Adams (Eds.). Occupational therapy for people experiencing illness, injury or impairment: Promoting occupation and participation (7th ed.). Elsevier
A wooden device comprising a trolley with 4 castors, that sits in a wooden trough. To help elicit and promote shoulder forward flexion. Design by David and Joy Hill from NSW Australia. Video of the device also uploaded to the StrokeEd Facebook page.
This workbook was developed to help other therapists to prepare for, and conduct a 2-week CIMT program. The workbook may be adapted for use, and used free of charge, provided the information contain therein is not edited.
The PUSH arm exercise program was originally designed and implemented at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, Stroke Unit. The program is based on evidence regarding arm training and dosage. There is currently no specific evidence validating the PUSH program.
The PUSH program is now available with accompanying videos as part of the REPS Recovery Exercises App (which is free) developed by Dr Kate Scrivener from Macquarie University.
The HAB Training and Administration Manual should be used in conjunction with the HAB Test Booklet. The HAB Training and Administration Manual was developed as part of an honours project at the University of Western Sydney in 2004.