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CIMT – Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy

"Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy" and "Forced-Use Therapy" are synonymous. With this form of therapy, the paretic (partially paralysed) arm can be trained or enabled to function / carry out a particular function again. For this, the unaffected arm is immobilised with a special glove, a hand-splint or something similar. This immobilisation can last for more than 90% of the waking phases of a patient. At least six hours per day are required for two weeks. Within this period, the paretic arm is trained intensively and unavoidably used for everyday activities. Patients for whom this form of therapy is a possible option must fulfil very strict criteria and are therefore carefully selected.

"Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy" is very demanding for both the patient and the therapist. The rehabilitation success can be correspondingly great for certain patients.

 
 

Puls broadcast of 15 May 2006:

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