Upper Limb Therapy in Geelong & Surrounds

Learning to use your arm again

The functional use of your arm may be impacted upon by many conditions such as stroke, progressive neurological conditions, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, pain or amputation.

How we can help

We will complete an assessment of your arm to determine what component of function is impacting on the use of your arm and what your goals of using your arm are. It may be:

  • weakness and muscle instability
  • impaired sensation
  • reduced control and coordination
  • pain including phantom limb pain
  • tone and spasticity
  • perception of your own body
  • learned non use

Following the assessment we will implement an intervention plan to address the issues identified in the assessment.

Repetition is an important aspect of retraining to encourage the nervous system to repair itself, also called neuroplasticity.

We have invested in equipment to assist with arm rehabilitation to ensure that our therapy is always goal directed, motivating and fun.

Depending on your goals, preferences and priorities we can assist with:

We have invested in equipment to assist with arm rehabilitation to ensure that our therapy is always goal directed, motivating and fun. This include the:

  • Saebo kit: saebo stretch, saebo flex, saebo reach
  • Able X therapy: interactive game based therapy
  • InterX therapy: electric stimulation to improve pain and range of motion
  • Blaze pods: interactive lights to provide targets within therapy

Its best to use a collaborative approach to arm therapy using a variety of modalities including:

  • electrical stimulation
  • casting and splinting
  • reformer pilates machine
  • constraint induced movement therapy
  • functional retraining
  • core and arm strength training

As always we will work with your multidisciplinary team to ensure your arm goals fit with your overall rehabilitation or maintenance goals.

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