POST-STROKE HAND REHABILITATION
Intensive rehabilitation for hand spasticity and paresis of the upper limbs.
Physiotherapy for post-stroke hand spasticity is a retreat-based rehabilitation programme aimed at functional recovery of the spastic hand or improvement of the results already achieved in physiotherapy.
The program is geared towards the activation or enhancement of the functioning of the upper limb. It is perfect for supplementing post-stroke rehabilitation rather than being a basic rehabilitation program on its own. It is targeted in particular at patients affected by the “hand problem” long-term (a few months or years after a stroke) and at those who want to alternate between comprehensive and hand rehabilitation-oriented programmes.
We focus on time-intensive, one-on-one work of a physiotherapist with a patient. The volume of sessions is consistent with our main rehabilitation program, i.e. 5×45 minutes daily (from Monday to Friday) and 2×45 minutes on Saturday (individual sessions only).
The “post-stroke hand spasticity rehabilitation” programme is dedicated to focus maximally on physical therapy of the hand. Working on the recovery of the upper-limb function is not only about working with the hand itself, but also with the directly and indirectly affected sides. Therefore, a varied selection of therapeutic methods offers a chance for better functionality in everyday life.
We also issue certificates confirming a reservation for the programme, which is necessary to qualify for botulinum toxin injections.
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How do we work?
Physical therapy of the post-stroke spastic hand is not limited to working with the directly affected side, but is also centred on the indirectly affected one, i.e. the one that is often described as healthy. Therefore, working on improving hand functionality after a stroke is a comprehensive therapeutic action with maximum focus on the recovery of hand function.
We work exclusively using manual methods, which, in our 25-plus years of experience, bring the best results and are indispensable in professional post-stroke functional improvement work.
How effective is the programme?
Progress in hand rehabilitation is usually not as fast and spectacular as in the case of general functional improvement of post-stroke patients, but from our experience and statistics, we know that professionally-conducted physiotherapy gives a good chance of the hand’s functional recovery, and also improves the mobility and independence of the patient in everyday life.
Post-stroke hand rehabilitation results
What makes us diffrent?
From 2 to 8 qualified therapists per 1 patient.
The whole team is working on the effects
of rehabilitation of each patient.
We create individual therapeutic plans.
Every patient after a stroke has different needs,
that’s why every program is prepared individually.
Over 3.5 hours of individual rehabilitation per day.
Daily intensive neurological rehabilitation.
Intensity of rehabilitation
From 54 to 108 individual classes.
Each class lasts 45 minutes.
Possibility of an outpatient stay
Rehabilitation with us, and accommodation anywhere.
Even at the seaside.
Effectiveness of rehabilitation.
Patients respond very well to our rehabilitation program.
The influence of the hand on the entire rehabilitation process.
The hand has a number of functions. One of them is to help maintain the balance of the whole body. This is why post-stroke hand-focused physiotherapy is so important in the patient’s entire rehabilitation process. Progress in post-stroke hand-oriented physical therapy can also lead to further improvements in gait quality. The post-stroke hand rehabilitation programme can therefore improve the patient’s functional capacity not only in terms of upper-limb function, but
also in terms of the whole body.
Accommodation at the centre
The “post-stroke hand spasticity rehabilitation” programme is aimed at patients who do not require accommodation adapted to the needs of people with disabilities.
Patients taking part in the program are accommodated in our second residential building, located 300 metres from the rehabilitation rooms and dining hall. The bedrooms are on the first floor, which can be reached by stairs with railings.
When opting for in-patient rehabilitation, please make sure that the patient’s health allows for these conditions.
Another option is an outpatient stay with off-premises accommodation that you organize yourself.
Since the post-stroke hand spasticity rehabilitation programme is addressed to ambulant patients (who may also be using crutches or a walker), we also offer outpatient rehabilitation.
This means that you can arrange your own accommodation and meals, and participate in rehabilitation at our centre.
This solution will allow you to gain great flexibility in terms of time, as the start date of the programme does not depend on the availability of accommodation at our centre. The average waiting time for a slot at the facility with accommodation is 4-6 months.
An additional advantage of such a solution is the possibility of choosing from a huge selection of accommodation options by the Baltic Sea, in Koszalin and its surroundings. In addition, upon request, we can send you a list of hotels, guesthouses, holiday homes, and apartments.
Frequently asked questions
- Is the post-stroke hand spasticity rehabilitation programme effective for those who had a stroke
many years ago?
Unfortunately, the answer is not unequivocal, but it is honest. Some patients already achieve spectacular results in the first weeks of physical therapy. In some patients, the outcome is moderate, whereas in a small number of patients, the results are insignificant. We achieve high effectiveness through rehabilitation tailored to the needs of each patient.
- Can you help patients find accommodation close to the rehabilitation centre or by the seaside?
Our staff will be happy to help you find accommodation and send you suggestions. However, it is up to the patient and their family to book the accommodation, and to cover accommodation
and food expenses while at the facility.