Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy is a well-researched, widely used intervention for children with an impaired upper extremity.
The non-affected hand is constrained and the child practices specific skills with affected hand and arm.
P-CIMT aims to counteract learned nonuse phenomenon by restraining the unimpaired limb which forces the use of the impaired limb during activities which “re-wires” the brain to use the impaired UE.
Benefits of pCIMT:
- Increased ROM/strength
- Improved motor skills
- Increased bilateral coordination
- Improved ability to complete activities of daily living
pCIMT intensives are usually 2-3 hours/5 days a week for 2-3 weeks. If you are interested in having your child participate in a pCIMT intensive, please call the front office.