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“Forced use” helps patients with stroke regain function in their weak arm

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7576.1013-b (Published 09 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1013

Constraint induced therapy forces patients recovering from stroke to use their weak arm and hand by placing an immobilising mitt on the other one. When combined with intensive training of the paretic limb (constraint induced movement therapy), patients can regain lost function …

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