The upper limbs, comprising the hands and arms, are integral for daily activities and personal independence. For individuals with neurological conditions affecting their upper limbs, the Upper Limb Service at Neuro Alliance is dedicated to assisting in the restoration of functionality and facilitating a greater level of independence.
Conditions such as brachial plexus injuries, stroke, muscular dystrophy, and many more can adversely impact upper limb function, making simple tasks challenging. Our experienced Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists at the Upper Limb Service are well versed in the latest techniques and interventions aimed at enhancing hand and arm function, enabling individuals to regain control and participate more fully in life.
At Neuro Alliance, we offer a range of upper limb services that work towards improving your arm and hand function. The most appropriate service will depend on your diagnosis, function, and goals.
What are the Upper Limb service options offered at Neuro Alliance?
1. Assessment and intervention with an Upper Limb Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist
These are 1:1 sessions with a therapist who will assess your upper limb then develop an individualised therapy plan. This will involve interventions and management strategies to reach your upper limb goals.
2. Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
This is usually a 2-week intensive rehabilitation program that involves using a mitt to constrain the non-affected upper limb, whilst the affected arm and hand engages in a variety of tasks that are tailored to your goals. CIMT has excellent evidence in specific population groups and your therapist can assess your eligibility for this program.
3. Upper Limb groups (Neuro Arms)
This is a group-based class with up to six participants. A therapist supervises each session, as you complete your individualised upper limb program utilising a variety of equipment available to you in the Upper Limb Lab. Neuro Arms groups run at different times across the week and can be located on our Clinic Group Timetable.