Sensory rehabilitation after stroke

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We used to believe that the brain was hardwired at birth but there is now compelling evidence that this is not the case. We now know that the brain is plastic – it can change its function, even in adults and especially after an injury to the brain such as stroke.

Our goal is to use rehabilitation as the vehicle to help shape changes in the brain. We use rehabilitation to tap into that plasticity in the days, weeks and months after stroke.

The aim of the therapy is to help survivors regain a sense of touch so they can use their hand in everyday tasks.

This video shows the story of Karen, a stroke survivor and mother of 2 , who has been involved in SENSe training. The principles of SENSe training and how it might be applied in daily tasks are shown.