How the service is offered
Hand and Upper Limb Evaluation (HULE): a face-to-face objective evaluation of the hand and upper limb
carried out by a specialist occupational therapist (OT). The provision of a concise report that details
the individual’s upper limb function and any physical and/or psychosocial factors that may be impacting
on function. The report will identify rehabilitation potential and make recommendations, in terms
of specific goals, interventions and a plan aimed at the restoration of hand and upper limb function
through a sessional programme of therapy.
Hand & Upper Limb Rehabilitation (HULR): a sessional or residential programme provided by an occupational therapist with expertise in hand and upper limb rehabilitation. The sessional programme is provided in the individual’s home or at an Obair centre and the residential programme is provide at an Obair centre. The programme is initiated following an Obair Hand and Upper Limb Evaluation (HULE). The programme focuses on improving hand and upper limb function, in optimising workability, in goal setting and realisation, pain management and self efficacy.
The evaluation services are provided throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland by specialist occupational therapists and the evaluation is conducted at the individual’s home or a suitable venue, local and accessible for the individual. The sessional programme is provided in the individual’s home or at Obair’s centres, whichever is more convenient and appropriate.