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Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Program:



Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is a treatment technique that utilizes neuroplasticity, or “rewiring the brain” to improve function of an affected upper extremity (UE) after a stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or cerebral palsy (CP) (UAB, 2015). 

Program Criteria

Our program is currently being offered for adult patients with stroke, TBI, and CP who are medically stable and can meet specific functional, range-of-motion, cognitive, and communication requirements.  Patients will also need medical clearance from a physician to participate in the program.  Our screening process is based on guidelines from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Staff Qualifications

Our CIMT program is currently administered by Terry L. Watson, MS OTR/L CHT.  Terry received training at UAB in 2013.  Terry’s bio is available at our website www.handtherapyassociates.com.

Treatment Session Information

Treatment includes 3-4 hours of therapy in the clinic on weekdays for 2-3 weeks in addition to a home activity program.  Treatment will occur at our Bridgeport clinic at 3101 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606. 

Payment

We accept private pay patients for this program, and will discuss costs directly with the patient at the time of the screening.  Screenings are given at no cost.

Contact Us

For additional information, or to schedule a screening, please contact us at 860-628-0823.

References

University of Alabama at Birmingham (2015). CI Therapy Research Group. Retrieved from     https://www.uab.edu/citherapy/