Network of sites and 'up-skilled' therapists to deliver best-practice stroke rehabilitation of the upper limb (research)

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Latrobe University, Bundoora, VIC, 3086
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This study is aimed at people that have had a stroke and have altered sensation in their arm or hand.

SENSe Therapy was created by Prof Leeanne M Carey. Learn more: http://youtu.be/G9V3I30pn68

SENSe Therapy Centres have been established through a partnership between Latrobe University and The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, with the support of the National Health & Medical Research Council.

Potential participants should be adults (over 18 years of age) who have had a stroke and have altered feeling in their hand.

Participation in this project will involve:

a. Obtaining background information about your stroke and how it affects your daily activities.
b. Assessment of your sensory abilities and hand function using clinical tests.
c. Training your ability to feel textures and objects through touch, and to know where your arm is located in space.

What participants need to do:

Attend their chosen SENSe Therapy Centre for 4 assessment sessions over a period of 6 months. They will also receive 10 sessions of SENSe Therapy during this 6 month period with a SENSe trained physiotherapist or occupational therapist.

Contact:

To arrange a screening session, please contact Dr Irene Koukoulas on i.koukoulas@latrobe.edu.au or 03 9479 5836.

Recruitment poster (PDF 266 KB)