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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For example, one pilot study explored a modified form of constraint-induced movement therapy performed under the supervision of a nonprofessional coach in the home and found similar benefits to the same program performed with a trained therapist in a clinic [14]; a larger study using this protocol found that home-based constraint-induced movement therapy led to significantly greater self-reported use of the impaired limb than conventional therapy [15].
Randomized trial of constraint-induced movement therapy and bimanual training on activity outcomes for children with congenital hemiplegia.
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.
Effectiveness of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) as home-based therapy on Barthel Index in patients with chronic stroke.
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).

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