Does the application of constraint-induced movement therapy during acute rehabilitation reduce arm impairment after ischemic stroke?


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Motor dysfunction after unilateral deafferentation in primates can be overcome by restraining the unaffected limb. We asked whether a constraint-induced movement (CIM) program could be implemented within 2 weeks after stroke and whether CIM is more effective than traditional upper-extremity (UE) therapies during this period. METHODS… (More)


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