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Web http://www.health.uab.edu/citherapy
Date Thursday, January 13, 2005
Contact Mary Bowman 
Tags ci therapy · stroke rehabilitation · taub · upper extremity · lower extremity
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy or CI therapy is an exciting therapeutic approach developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) by Dr Edward Taub and collaborators that has its origin in the treatment of learned non-use for the affected arm or leg after stroke. CI therapy is a new set of treatment techniques that data from placebo-controlled studies have indicated can substantially reduce the incapacitating motor deficit of the affected arm or leg of many patients with chronic stroke. Its procedures are relatively simple, and it has been found to be almost uniformly effective for the higher functioning 50% of the chronic stroke population having significant residual motor deficit. The functional independence of these patients is thereby substantially increased. This family of therapies has progressed and the scientific literature now has over 60 publications supporting CI Therapy as an effective treatment approach for patients with various neurological diagnoses, but primarily with stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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