The neural basis of constraint-induced movement therapy

  title={The neural basis of constraint-induced movement therapy},
  author={G. Wittenberg and J. Schaechter},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurology},
  • G. Wittenberg, J. Schaechter
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Neurology
  • Purpose of reviewThis review describes our current understanding of the changes in brain function and structure that occur in response to an intensive form of motor rehabilitation, constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT), that has been shown to be efficacious in promoting motor function of the paretic upper limb of stroke patients. Recent findingsStudies using transcranial magnetic stimulation have demonstrated consistently an increase in the size of the representation of paretic hand… CONTINUE READING
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