The goal of Constraint Therapy is to develop new neural pathways through repetitive use of the affected limb. During this program, children will wear constraint casts on their uninvolved hands, which will allow the uninvolved extremity to be used for stabilization, but not for refined hand use. This will promote increased use of the involved extremity for reaching, grasping, and manipulation. Adjuncts to help promote alignment, such as splints or kinesiotape, will also be used to support use of the involved extremity. Occupational Therapists work to address the whole body for optimal results in use of the affected limb. A home program will be given to the family to use on non-therapy days to reinforce use of the involved extremity.
Children with unilateral upper extremity impairment who are two to four years old and meet the following criteria:
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