The importance of trying to use fine motor skills as soon as possible after a major physical injury or stroke can not be minimized.
For stroke patients, rehabilitation therapy often begins in the acute-care hospital within 24 to 48 hours after the stroke.
One of the challenges faced by rehabilitation therapists is motivating patients who are often depressed, to actively participate in the rehabilitation program. Where possible, therapists try to find crafts and hobbies that were of interest to the patient before they were hospitalized, to motivate the patient to participate in their rehabilitation.
Quilts to Go no-sew quilted wall hanging kits have been identified by some physical rehabilitation therapists as an ideal solution for patients who enjoyed working with fabrics in crafts such as quilting and sewing before they were hospitalized.
The Quilts to Go no-sew quilt kits allow rehabilitation patients to work at something they enjoy, exercising their motor skills, and achieving success with minimal assistance. Even when a mistake is made, the fabric simply needs to be pulled off, and can be put back with no damage.
When Lalita Nault found herself in the hospital with minimal use of her arms and hands after a neck surgery she was given one of the Quilts to Go quilt kits by a friend. The physical rehabilitation therapists were quick to incorporate the kit as part of Lalita's physical/recreational rehab.
“The quick and simple success I had in assembling the kit encouraged me to keep at it," said Lalita. "In the beginning I needed a little help, but as my motor skills improved I was able to complete the kit on my own.”
Lalita had found the Quilts to Go quilted wall hanging kit so beneficial in her rehabilitation therapy that when her mother-in-law had a stroke, Lalita
made sure she had one of these kits.
The nurses and rehabilitation therapists at the hospital loved the
kit so much that some order kits for themselves, and the kits are
suggested as an option for patients to encourage their physical
Whether it is for use in physical or stroke rehabilitation, or simply as an enjoyable pastime, Quilts to Go no-sew quilted wall hanging kits are a fun choice for everyone.