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Few CIMT ideas in younger kids


I used ace bandage and covered her right unaffected hand with it, making sure its in a fist, and then I covered the ace bandage with a long sock.


I would just restrict the “good” “unaffected “ whichever you prefer hand and let her use lefty. I used a kitchen timer, i used to set it up for half hr and when it beeps, she can take the Constraint out. Slowly I increased the time to 4-5 hrs.


It wasn’t easy, but it was so helpful. I can definitely see more improvement and a lot of tolerance for CIMT once the cast arrived.

Young brain is very elastic and can make new neurons faster.


Start them young I say!

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Swati Mittal
Swati Mittal
Jun 03, 2018

I dont think CIMT would work in someone whose all 4 limbs are affected. Honestly I think it would depend on how much the child is able to use his limbs and PT/OT are best shot

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vagi kotecha
vagi kotecha
May 31, 2018

Hi swati, but what to do if all 4 limbs are affected?

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