Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy which is also abbreviated as CI, CIT or CIMT is a type of rehabilitation therapy which is used overcome upper limb impairments after stroke and other central nervous system damage. It is a behavioural approach to neurorehabilitation based on Learned Non-use. Constraint induced movement therapy has also been performed for individuals with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis.

The purpose of CIMT is to improve and enhance the use of the more affected extremity while restricting the use of the less affected arm. The three major components of CI are:
• Repetitive, structured, practice intensive therapy in the more affected arm.
• Restraint of the less affected arm.
• Application of a package of behavioural techniques that transfers gains from the clinical setting to the real world by making it functional.

Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Related Journals
International Journal of Neurorehabilitation, Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology, International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Stroke Research and Treatment, Stroke.


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