Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT): pediatric applications.

  title={Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT): pediatric applications.},
  author={Kathleen T. Brady and Teressa Garcia},
  journal={Developmental disabilities research reviews},
  volume={15 2},
The purpose of this article is to describe theoretical and research bases for constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT), to discuss key features and variations in protocols currently in use with children, and to review the results of studies of efficacy. CIMT has been found to be an effective intervention for increasing functional use of the hemiparetic upper extremity in adults with chronic disability from stroke. CIMT developed out of behavioral research on the phenomenon of "learned nonuse… CONTINUE READING

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