Hands, arms and activities of daily living program

First movement

For patients who do not yet have functionality in their upper extremity and want to initiate movements​.

Basic function

Designed for patients who don’t yet have functionality on the upper limb and want to initiate movement.

Activities of daily living

Designed for patients with some activity to integrate function in daily life and improve their independence.

Participation training

To be outdoor and active-use public transport, go shopping or try out anything else to be back in life.

Initial assessments

  • Arm motor function
  • Coordination
  • Hand motor function
  • Muscle activity
  • Pain

  • Sensation

  • Spasticity
  • Strength and range of motion

Program goals based on initial assessments

  • Adaptation to the environment​
  • Muscle activation​

  • Pre-motor functions (planning of the movements)​
  • Proprioception

  • Scapular and shoulder stability

  • Range of motion
  • ​Hand and finger strength and function
  • Quality of hand, fingers and arm movements​
  • Increase vascularization ​
  • Integration and transfer of the upper extremity during daily activities​
  • Reduce deconditioning
  • ​Muscle tone or spasticity
  • Reduce neglect