A recent study of 894 children ranging from 2 to 11 years of age who have Cerebral Palsy supports the use of constraint-induced movement therapy, or CIMT, as an effective short-term intervention for the improvement of upper-limb function. The children participated in a 5-day per week intervention program over a 2 to 3-week period. The same study, though, did caution about the long-term effectiveness of the treatment, suggesting that CIMT could not be maintained over time.
Imagine being paralyzed from the chest down and being asked to be the first person to test Neurobridge, a technology that would allow you to move your hand with only the power of thought. This became a reality for Ian Burkhart, 23, paralyzed from the chest down from a swimming accident nearly four years ago.