Upper limb rehabilitation following a stroke
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Upper limb rehabilitation following a stroke

Kathy Davis Research nurse, The Children’s Trust

A stroke occurs in the UK approximately every five minutes, equating to more than 100,000 per year, of which 400 are in children. Although incidence has reduced in recent years, 1 million stroke survivors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland need care on discharge. Most have upper limb impairment involving loss of movement, function, coordination and/or sensation. Improving upper limb function helps to maximise participation, increase independence and reduce physical disability. Upper limb impairment is reviewed through three research papers

Primary Health Care. 29, 6, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/phc.29.6.10.s12

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