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Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) plus Bimanual Training (BIT) is used with patients who have difficulty using one arm or hand. These individuals often have decreased range of motion, strength, coordination and sensation in one of their upper extremities which often affects their ability to complete activities that require the use of two hands. CIMT includes:
An occupational therapist (OT) provides the therapy which can be done in an individual or group setting. Children’s has developed three CIMT protocols for patients and families. OTs at Children’s work closely with the family to choose which of the three protocols will work best for them. Caregivers and patients are given home program suggestions each week.
2 weeks mCIMT
1 week BIT
4 weeks mCIMT
2 weeks BIT
5 weeks mCIMT
Cincinnati Children's has developed an Evidence-Based Care Guideline (EBCG) for Constraint Induced Movement Therapy plus Bimanual 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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