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Stroke

08 June 2010

After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again

Experimental program is found to improve functioning by a third

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The GRASP group spent 35 minutes four times a week doing such non-intense arm exercises as buttoning a shirt, pouring water into a glass and playing speed and accuracy games. The functioning of arms and hands that had been affected by the stroke improved, on average, 33 percent for these participants, the study found. The amount that people used their arms and hands increased as well.

 

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