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Report shows CIMT may improve arm use in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
Date:12/2/2009

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This systematic review specifically focused on research involving children younger than 18 years of age, as the central nervous system in these young children is still in the early stages of development. One of the theories behind the success of CIMT in children is that the developing brain has the capacity to reorganize learning.

"What we don't yet know is the impact of prolonged restraint on a child's developing nervous system," said first author Hsiang-han Huang, MS, OT, a ScD student in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Boston University. "Depending on the stage of development during which CIMT is applied, its potential impact may differ."


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Contact: Erin Wendel
erinwendel@apta.org
703-706-3397
American Physical Therapy Association
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