ARTICLE: Modified Constraint-Induced Therapy in Patients With Chronic Stroke Exhibiting Minimal Movement Ability in the Affected Arm – Full Text

…The results of this study suggest that this reimbursable outpatient mCIT program increases use of the affected arm and function in patients with chronic stroke who do not meet traditional motor inclusion criteria. Before intervention, the subjects were barely able to lift a washrag off a tabletop using any type of prehension they could manage, and then release the rag; after intervention, the subjects were able to perform valued ADL tasks with their affected hands. These results add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that this reimbursable outpatient regimen increases limb use and function, even years after stroke…

via Modified Constraint-Induced Therapy in Patients With Chronic Stroke Exhibiting Minimal Movement Ability in the Affected Arm.

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