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Large Doses of Intensive Therapy Better for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Multi-University Study Finds

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Children with cerebral palsy can gain greater use of an impaired arm and hand with larger doses of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) – without increasing stress for parents, according to a new study by researchers at Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, UVA Children’s, The Ohio State University, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The findings could have far-reaching impacts on treatment of children’s movement disorders.

Scientific findings have supported the benefits of pediatric CIMT, in which a child’s more functional arm and hand are constrained by a lightweight cast, a ...