Beating the rehabilitation grind
The September 2020 issue of Able Magazine carried a feature on GripAble and highlighted how the engaging activities and feedback can help with maintaining motivation.
The article explained how GripAble helps people with hand, wrist and arm movement impairment– such as stroke survivors, and people living with brain injury, cerebral palsy, or trauma – who are undergoing hand rehabilitation to improve movement and grip strength.
The editor, Tom Jamison, identified the challenges of maintaining a rehabilitation regime:
“Studies show that the more repetition and strength training a person performs, the greater their chance of restoring movement, and ultimately their independence. Physical rehabilitation is critical for patients to restore quality of life after stroke and many other neurological, orthopaedic and paediatric conditions.
“In some senses the challenge is as much mental as physical. Keeping up with a rehabilitation regime, no matter how willing you are, is a grind. It can seem as though all of that sweat and the understandable tears that accompany it, can leave you thinking that it’s all for nothing and that the future is bleak.
“GripAble can help you to monitor how even the smallest steps are all contributing to your journey of restored ability.”