Research Studies Seeking Volunteers

New Hand and Arm Treatment Technique 

The University of Washington, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is conducting a study to determine the effectiveness of a new treatment technique designed to improve arm and hand function of individuals who have had a stroke. 

This new treatment hopes to improve the strength, coordination, frequency of arm use, and quality of movement of the more affected arm and hand.  Treatment requires participation for at least 2 hours per day, 3 days per week for 4 weeks or a total of 24 hours.

This treatment combines four techniques (1) training that require the use of both arms to complete common daily activities, (2) increased time spent in training (3) increased awareness and use of the weaker arm, and (4) techniques to encourage full participation in the therapy. 

You may qualify for this study if you are:
• Between 18-84 years old
• Had a stroke at least 6 months ago
• Not currently receiving occupational therapy (OT) or physical therapy (PT)
• Can stand and walk around without the assistance of another person
• Can read, speak and understand English

For more information, please contact Cecille Corsilles-Sy, OTR/L at cecesy@u.washington.edu* or call (206) 744-8320. 

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