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IJHSR. 2016; 6(11): 330-334


A New Therapeutic Proposal for Hand Dysfunction Secondary to Cardiac Arrest - A Case Report.

Shefali Gambhir, Narkeesh Arumugam.

Abstract
A new intervention (TASTT) for hand rehabilitation was proposed in this report which was based on the principle of somatosensory input, mirror neurons, learned non use phenomenon and neuroplasticity. An intervention of 45 days (1 hour per day, 5 days per week for 9 weeks) was given to the patient & prognosis was observed on various outcome variables like CAHAI, ABHILHAND, Brunnstrom stage of hand recovery and Sollerman Hand Function test before & after the intervention. It was concluded that a combination of sensiromotor with task specific training may be a successful strategy for the treatment of paretic hand.

Key words: TASTT, Task oriented approach, Paretic Hand, Neuroplasticity



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