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Improving Fine Motor Skills after a stroke

By | Life after Stroke, Post stroke disabilities, Stroke Treatments | One Comment

The movements produced by the body’s small muscle groups are the fine motor skills inherent in an individual. Examples of these are tasks such as drawing, using scissors, engraving, tying the shoelace, writing, and others which require fine measures of focus and skill. Fine motor skills require precision of movement and accurate control by the brain. Aside from loss of gross motor function, fine motor skills of the stroke victim may be affected after a stroke. While recovery of gross motor functions helps patients regain mobility and function to a certain extent, recovery of fine motor skills may spell the difference between complete independence and need for assistance in performing activities of daily living.  It is, thus essential to include therapies for fine movements in the overall rehabilitation program of stroke victims.   Certain factors which causes dysfunction in Fine Motor Skills Fine motor skills of a stroke victim may be hampered due to: Paralysis Paralysis causes a person lose motor skills overall, including fine movements. The stroke patient’s muscle movements are affected due to paralysis.  But apart from simple paralysis, a stroke patient may also suffer from loss of co-ordination and balance control. In such cases, carrying out any…

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