APP - Hand function rehabilitation

     The app for hand-function rehabilitation in China is centered on Professor Jia Jie and the rehabilitation medicine team of Shanghai Jing’an District Central Hospital. The China Rehabilitation Medical Association Hand Functional Rehabilitation Professional Committee was officially launched at the Beijing National Convention Center On December 9th, 2017. The app was determined to become the most authoritative standardized app for hand-function rehabilitation in China. The main target of this app is to collect and publish the newest and most comprehensive standardized assessment techniques, treatment plans, assistive technologies, and new technologies in this field for hand-function rehabilitation professionals and family rehabilitation patients, and share more complete cases, especially the analysis of some real cases of clinical hand function rehabilitation to help professionals further reflect and provide guidance to the family rehabilitation population. In addition, the app provides a discussion module that encourages professionals to share their opinions on experience of success and failure, and even to reserve experts in this field for online consultation. 

1. Standardization platform for hand-function rehabilitation
(1) The standardized rehabilitation assessment of hand-function
It mostly includes general examination (e.g.: visual examination, palpation, volume measurement, blood-vessel, bones, muscle and soft tissues), sensory-function assessment (e.g.: pain, superficial sensibility, deep sensibility, compound sensory), motor-function measure (e.g.: general evaluation, special evaluation, kinematics assessment), functional activity evaluation (The Canadian occupational performance measure, Purdue Pegboard test, Jebsen -Taylor hand-function test, etc.), ADL assessment, functional examination (myoelectricity, musculoskeletal ultrasound, TMS, etc.).
(2) Standardized treatments for hand-function rehabilitation
 It mostly includes muscle strength training therapy, joint mobilization techniques, fascial manipulation, four techniques (ROOD, BRUNNSTROM, BOBATH, PNF), muscle energy techniques, task-oriented training, constraint-induced movement therapy, kinesio taping, occupational therapy, physical therapy, acupuncture treatment, drug therapy and surgery.
(3) Assistive technologies for hand-function rehabilitation
 It promotes adjuvant therapies like common tools in occupational therapy, static orthosis, dynamic orthosis, supports for hand function, compression garment, assistive devices for hand function, artificial limbs and fingers, environmental modification.
(4) New technologies for hand-function rehabilitation
Introduction and promotion for the new technologies like MI (Motor Imagery), MT (Multiple-mode Mirror Therapy), BCI (Brain Computer Interface), tDCS (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation), TUS (Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation), ULEI (Upper and Lower Extremities Integration).
(5) Breast cancer rehabilitation

 A characteristic section that introduces evaluation methods (pain, ROM and level of edema) and therapeutic regimen (lymphatic drainage technology, pressure garment, exercises, etc).

2.Sharing of Cases of hand-function rehabilitation

 This section shares and discusses different cases with diseases like stroke, breast cancer and other cases.

3.Academic trends in hand-function rehabilitation
(1) Frontiers of Science of hand-function rehabilitation
Guide interpretation and scientific research trends.
 (2) Literatures sharing of hand-function rehabilitation
 The newest literatures and classical literatures.
(3) Academic activities of hand-function rehabilitation

Continuing education courses and academic conference and annual meetings of hand-function rehabilitation.

Expert face-to-face, case discussion.