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Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is used with patients who have weakness on one side. CIMT includes:
An occupational therapist (OT) provides the therapy which can be done in an individual or group setting. Children’s has developed two CIMT protocols for patients and families. OTs at Children’s work closely with the family to choose which of the two protocols will work best for them. Caregivers and patients are given home program suggestions each week.
The goals of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy are to improve:
Cincinnati Children's has developed an Evidence-Based Care Guideline (EBCG) for Constraint Induced Movement Therapy. A care guideline for CIMT reduces variation in care, improves patient outcomes, and promotes quality care based on current knowledge and research.
Children with many conditions and/or diagnoses may benefit from CIMT including:
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy is available at all outpatient neighborhood locations.
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is provided by an occupational therapist in either an individual or group setting.
We have a reputation for using the latest therapeutic approaches to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our specialized programs range from aquatic therapy to vestibular rehabilitation.
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