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Constraint-induced movement therapy: from history to plasticity.
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PMID:  22288674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is a rehabilitative strategy applied primarily to the post-stroke population to increase the functional use of the neurologically weaker upper extremity through massed practice, while restraining the lesser involved upper extremity. Although recent Cochrane reviews have reported success with CIMT, this therapeutic technique is difficult to deliver because it requires proper allocation of resources by both clinicians and patients. Therefore, identifying those individuals who benefit most from the intervention is essential. Since most studies include heterogeneous populations, the effect of the intervention for certain subgroups could be masked. Therefore, understanding the possible neuropredictors of recovery can help target the appropriate populations. This special report briefly presents the history of CIMT and its underpinnings in the psychology literature; however, the focus is on brain plasticity with an emphasis on the importance of the type and location of stroke and how this factor might influence outcomes following CIMT.
Stacy L Fritz; Raymond J Butts; Steven L Wolf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of neurotherapeutics     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1744-8360     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Neurother     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101129944     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Neurother     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health, Department of Exercise Science, Physical Therapy Program, Columbia, SC, USA.
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