Hand function rehabilitation medicine is an emerging branch of rehabilitation. It aims at restoring patients’ upper limb function, life function and social function, and adopts various rehabilitation methods that are conducive to functional recovery, functional correction, functional compensation and functional adaptation. To promote the rehabilitation of patients' upper limbs and hands to help patients regain their independent and free life. Therefore, while mastering the rehabilitation training methods, fully understanding the principles of rehabilitation treatment can achieve the best rehabilitation treatment effect and reduce the possibility of related comorbidities.
So what principles are recommended for upper limb rehabilitation?
1. Treatment depends on the individual involved.Depending on the patient's muscle strength and rehabilitation needs, an appropriate rehabilitation training program is formulated under the advice of a doctor. At the beginning, the main goal is to help the patient regain muscle strength as soon as possible, help slow down the atrophy of the patient's muscles, prevent the contractures of the joints and tendons, and promote local blood circulation in the hands.
2. Follow the principle of gradual improvement.
The hand is one of the most distinctive organs in the human body, and the degree of intricate and complicated movements involved leads to a longer process for the overall recovery of hand function. Exercise intensity should also be gradual, moving from passive training to active training, from induction of movement separation to enhanced training of coordinated movements.
During this period, hand function rehabilitation can also be achieved by using the Hand Rehab System H2 with a ball for hand holding, grip strength and finger opening training etc. With an appropriate electrical stimulation to help improve the patient's ability of daily living activities. And repeated movement patterns to form traces of excitation in the cerebral cortex to achieve twice the effect of hand function rehabilitation with half the effort.
3. Exercise assiduously and perseveringly
Hand function rehabilitation is a long-term process that requires patience. The specific rehabilitation situation is related to the time and mentality of exercise.