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Iraq War Veteran Shares Her Ordeal Of Living With Traumatic Brain Injury

TBI may also result in physical movement impairments in upper or lower limb or both limbs. This impairment results in a disability which is the lack of ability to do everyday living tasks or a handicap which is the disability to do a vocational or work related task.

The objective of Physical rehabilitation is to return the patients performance of everyday functional and vocational tasks to their pre injury level. The key element of Physical rehabiliation is intensive active exercise practice.Traditional Occupational/ Physical therapy provides the patient task orientated training (TOT) in the form of intensive repetition of everyday functional or active daily living tasks. Motor/ sensory feedback from the result of the task allows correction in the planning, initialization and performance of the task and assists in rehabilitation. Of course it is essential that the patient remains motivated and challenged to continue exercising.

The HandTutor is a dedicated rehabilitation glove and software that gives isolatted and co-ordinated finger exercises and the challenging games and biofeedback provides patients with the motivation to continue intensive repetitive fine motor finger and wrist exercises. The HandTutor is used in hospitals and community hand therapy clinics as well as through tele rehabilitation. Examples of patients that are treated include Stroke, TBI, spinal cord injury CP, Orthopedic hand and arm surgery, development co-ordination disorders in children etc.

May 11, 2010 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )