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Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy and Gait Characteristics

Posted May 11 2010 2:40am
In a recent issue of Disability and Rehabilitation there was research published on an intervention using modified constraint induced movement therapy (mCIMT) wtih 12 preschool children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. The intervention consisted of mCIMT for 5 consecutive days at 6 hours per day. Following the experiment, the data was analyzed revealing a significant decrease in base of support and improvements were noted in most other temporal spatial aspects of gait. The researchers recommend additional studies on the long term effects of mCIMT for the lower extremity deficits.

Reference: Patricia Coker‌, Tasos Karakostas‌, Cindy Dodds‌, Simon Hsiang‌ Gait characteristics of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy before and after modified constraint-induced movement therapy Disability & Rehabilitation 2010, Vol. 32, No. 5, Pages 402-408
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