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Roanoke Researchers Create Therapy That Shows Results in Children with Cerebral Palsy

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Dr. Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD. Dr. Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD.
Dr. Stephanie DeLuca, PhD. Dr. Stephanie DeLuca, PhD.
The technique Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed is called Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy.   The therapy is for children with cerebral palsy.  The condition causes varying levels of paralysis on one side of the body.  C.I.M.T. involves putting the stronger arm in a soft cast and hen working with the child to strengthen the impaired arm.  Therapists then work with the child using different exercises and activities for six hours a day.

Dr. Sharon Landesman Ramey, PhD. and Dr. Stephanie C. DeLuca, PhD. are based at VTCRI in Roanoke and have been a critical part of developing and implementing programs that help children with cerebral palsy.  Dr. Patty Coker-Bolt, PhD. also works with Dr. Ramey and Dr. DeLuca from South Carolina as part of the C.I.M.T. program.  

Link to the VTCRI research clinic

Link to more about CIMT through VTCRI 

 
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