constraint-induced movement therapy

constraint-induced movement therapy

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CIMT

A method of rehabilitation in which a patient is encouraged to use an injured body part by limiting the use of uninjured body parts. The technique is used, e.g., in rehabilitation from stroke and can help to overcome the nonproductive behavior of learned nonuse. See: stroke
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Edward Taub, a professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, developed constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT), a therapeutic technique that focuses on an aggressive treatment regimen.
Constraint-induced movement therapy (CI therapy) is an intense treatment recommended for stroke survivors, and improves motor function, as well as the use of impaired upper extremities.
Stevenson T, Thalman L, Christie H & Poluha W (2012) Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Compared to Dose-Matched Interventions for UpperLimb Dysfunction in Adult Survivors of Stroke: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis Physiotherapy Canada 64(4): 397-413.
Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is one of the promising rehabilitation interventions for improving the function of the upper extremity (UE) in patients with hemiparesis.
Una tecnica fisioterapica promettente e la constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) che agisce restringendo l'utilizzo del lato sano e sottoponendo l'arto superiore paretico a un esercizio intensivo, ripetitivo e orientato al gesto funzionale (10,11).
Summary of: Sun S-F, Hsu C-W, Sun H-P, Hwang C-W, Yang C-L, Wang J-L (2009) Combined Botulinum toxin type A with modified constraint-induced movement therapy for chronic stroke patients with upper extremity spasticity: a randomized controlled study.
The amount of lateral ventricle asymmetry was measured from MRI scans and compared to motor deficit due to stroke and motor recovery due to Constraint-Induced Movement therapy (CI therapy).
However, studies on conditioned suppression of movement, known as learned nonuse (involving the paretic limb), led to the development of constraint-induced movement therapy (CI therapy).
Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) exercises a weakened limb repetitively while restraining the better-functioning limb with either a sling or a mitt for much of the day.
They explain constraint-induced movement therapy, health service issues unique to Hispanic immigrants, developmental disabilities and campus living, and collaboration between faculty and county jail practitioners.

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