Constraint – Induced Movement Therapy

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Constraint Induced Movement Therapy<br />
Constraint induced movement therapy is an intervention that involves the use of the affected upper limb, with the simultaneous restraint of the non-affected limb. The primary goal is to improve performance and spontaneous use over a period of 2 weeks to 2 months, depending on the needs of each child and the type of programme chosen.

Through CIMT, the child is encouraged to use the affected limbduring specific play-based activities and daily tasks. Recent research shows that CIMT can help improve arm function and achieve realistic mobility goals.

It has now been shown that increasing the use of the affected upper limb strengthens neural connections and increases activity in the part of the brain responsible for moving the arm. In this way, the motor repertoire is recorded by the brain and the affected limb can become functional.