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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One of the parts of the constraint-induced movement therapy (CMIT) is known as shaping which includes the use of affected hand intensively and purposely for performing a specific task with given duration and time while placing a mitt on the unaffected side.5 Conventionally, CIMT was being used specifically for stroke patients and then for the hemiplegic CP.
As such, constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is an intervention used by occupational therapists to address unilateral paresis or dysfunction of the upper extremity in patients across the lifespan (DeLuca, Case-Smith, Stevenson, & Ramey, 2012).
To prevent or significantly reduce disability after stroke, constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is used [2, 3].
Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) involves constraining the nonimpaired upper extremity in order to encourage use of the impaired side.
We applied this enriched acoustic environment together with the concept of "constraint-induced movement therapy" [79-81] to treat SSHL by preventing maladaptive reorganization in the human auditory cortex (constraint-induced sound therapy (CIST)).
He, "Efficacy of constraint-induced movement therapy and electrical stimulation on hand function of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a controlled clinical trial," Disability and Rehabilitation, vol.
The standard approach to minimize the learned disuse of the upper limb is the constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) [6].
Constraint-induced movement therapy for upper extremities in people with stroke.
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.
Using electronic databases such as EBSCOhost, Pubmed, SPORTDiscus, Medline and Google Scholar, the subjects "constraint-induced movement therapy," "stroke," "medical rehabilitation," "cerebrovascular disease," and "stroke rehabilitation," were searched to produce several articles relevant to the topic.
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.

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