New Research Project of Hand Function Following Stroke Begins in Thunder Bay

Woman massaging her hand

Researchers at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute and St. Joseph’s Care Group are conducting a hand rehabilitation study to investigate changes in the muscle and hand function after a six-week hand training class.

Following a stroke, hand function is often affected. A new research study offers a low-cost alternative which in the future, could result in simple improvement from the patient’s own home. A specially designed device will be tested in a community based exercise regime designed to improve a persons use of their hands. During the 6 week program, tests of hand function and muscle function will be assessed. Feedback will also be sought from the participants of the study about their experience.

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