Use-dependent neuoroplasticity in an RCT of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy versus Bimanual Training for children with congenital hemiplegia

Boyd, R. N., Abbott, D. F., Badawi, R., Sakzewski, L., Macdonell, R. A. and Jackson G. D. (2010). Use-dependent neuoroplasticity in an RCT of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy versus Bimanual Training for children with congenital hemiplegia. In: Peter Baxter, Abstracts of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 64th Annual Meeting. AACPDM 64th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, U.S.A., (11-11). 22-25 September 2010. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8749.2010.03752.x


Author Boyd, R. N.
Abbott, D. F.
Badawi, R.
Sakzewski, L.
Macdonell, R. A.
Jackson G. D.
Title of paper Use-dependent neuoroplasticity in an RCT of Constraint Induced Movement Therapy versus Bimanual Training for children with congenital hemiplegia
Conference name AACPDM 64th Annual Meeting
Conference location Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Conference dates 22-25 September 2010
Convener American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)
Proceedings title Abstracts of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 64th Annual Meeting   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication London, U.K.
Publisher Wiley Blackwell
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2010.03752.x
ISSN 0012-1622
1469-8749
0419-0238
Editor Peter Baxter
Volume 52
Issue Supp. 5
Start page 11
End page 11
Total pages 1
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Background/Objectives: To understand the neural mechanisms underlying response to Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) compared with Bimanual Training (BIM).

Conclusions/Significance: Our results provide direct evidence of neural plasticity for the group who received constraint induced movement therapy (increased cortical excitability of the impaired motor cortex supported by neurovascular changes on fMRI). Both groups made significant improvements with movement efficiency (JTHFT) and bimanual coordination (AHA) however the CIMT group demonstrated a significant improvement in unimanual capacity (MUUL). Our data suggest that upper limb rehabilitation should commence with CIMT followed by bimanual training to maximize neural plasticity.
© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Mac Keith Press Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
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Additional Notes Presented during Free Paper Session B "Measurements & Neural Networks of Motor Impairment" as Paper B7.

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