7. Recovery of Upper Limb Function

  1. Sue Raine Clinical Lead Physiotherapist3,
  2. Linzi Meadows Clinical Director4 and
  3. Mary Lynch-Ellerington Fellow Senior Bobath Instructor5
  1. Janice Champion Specialist Clinician1,
  2. Christine Barber Director2 and
  3. Mary Lynch-Ellerington5

Published Online: 2 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314601.ch7

Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation

How to Cite

Champion, J., Barber, C. and Lynch-Ellerington, M. (2009) Recovery of Upper Limb Function, in Bobath Concept: Theory and Clinical Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation (eds S. Raine, L. Meadows and M. Lynch-Ellerington), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314601.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Walkergate Park for Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychiatry, UK

  2. 4

    Manchester Neurotherapy Centre, Neurological Teaching Centre, UK

  3. 5

    Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham, Kent, UK

  2. 2

    Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Adults with Neurological Disability, UK

  3. 5

    Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 JUL 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170413

Online ISBN: 9781444314601

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Keywords:

  • recovery of upper limb function;
  • postural control importance in upper limb function;
  • mobility of shoulder complex - ‘dependent on coordinated, synchronous motion in all the joints’;
  • impaired reaching pattern due to lack of appropriate APAs;
  • scapulohumeral rhythm (SHR);
  • selective strengthening of shoulder stabilisers;
  • improved shoulder stabilisation with hand placement;
  • early treatment and management of hand;
  • contactual handorientating response (CHOR);
  • functional recovery of upper limb - using Bobath Concept

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The importance of postural control in upper limb function

  • The shoulder complex

  • Functional reach

  • The hand

  • Early treatment and management of the hand

  • Assessment of the hand

  • Contactual hand-orientating response

  • Selective strength training of the intrinsic muscles of the hand

  • Summary

  • References