“We’ve seen Kaiden do so much with his right arm during therapy that he’s never done before!”Amanda, Kaiden's Mum.
Kaiden was noted to have a hand preference early on in his life. He has weakness and increased muscle tone throughout the right side of his body and this has meant he has had to work especially hard to achieve milestones! Kaiden uses only his left hand and arm in all activities because it’s easier for him to use his left, creating a left sided developmental disregard.
We hope that through an intensive programme of CIMT Kaiden can improve his awareness of his right upper limb and start using it purposefully.
“Doing lots of repetitions of movements and having only his right hand available to him for 4 weeks we felt would mean any changes would be long lasting!”Orrett, Kaiden's Dad.
“It’s been a learning curve for us (parents). Seeing so many activities we can do with him at home.”Amanda, Kaiden's Mum.
CIMT involves constraining the child’s stronger arm in a soft lightweight cast and completing rehab of the weaker arm and hand, which for infants is undertaken through play and meaningful functional activities.
Kaiden had the cast on for 4 weeks which allowed him to focus on only using his affected arm in activities, this increased his awareness of his right upper limb.Learn More
Rehabilitation through play helps to stimulate the formation of new pathways for movement and in turn helps to rewire the brain. The high intensity and repetitive use of Kaiden’s affected upper limb over a relatively short period of time had produced lasting changes not only in Kaidens awareness of his upper limb which he is now incorporating within two handed tasks!
Ruth - Kaiden's Physiotherapist
“Kaiden’s leaving us with increased awareness and increased ability to use his right hand voluntarily which is fantastic!”Ruth, Kaiden's Therapist.
'Before CIMT Kaiden didn’t even know he had an arm and now he not only knows it’s there but he can use it' - Amanda, Kaiden's mum.
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