The Use of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy During a One -Week Day Camp Experience Save

Date Added
June 16th, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00045027
Researcher
Patricia Coker
Keywords
Cerebral Palsey
Summary

This study will collect data on the effects of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) used for children during a camp-based program. Typical CIMT therapy involved participants wearing a constraint (mitt) on the stronger hand for several hours while engaging in specific training in the weaker hand. CIMT has recently been tried in several large studies using children with hemiplegic type cerebral palsy, and so far it has proven to be highly effective. Because CIMT has only recently been adapted for use with children, more research studies such as this one are needed to determine how many hours and day (intensity) and what types of specific activities (targeted practice) are best to help children receive the greatest benefit from CIMT.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Patricia Coker
792-7491
cokerpc@musc.edu

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