Katie had good functional use of her right arm and hand but due to her neglect and learnt non-use chose to use her dominant arm and hand the majority of the time even when it was more beneficial to use her weaker side.
Katie’s main problem was learnt non-use. This is when she always attempts tasks using her stronger side. The learnt non-use arises when these tasks are constantly repeated therefore, the brain forgets how to use the affected side for these tasks and causes pathways in the brain that send messages between the affective arm and the brain to stop working. CIMT is a treatment that can help reopen these pathways and combat the effects of learnt non-use.Learn More
Katie had experienced learnt non-use for a number of years which resulted in a loss of awareness, decreased strength and range of movement led to a reduced function. By casting for 3 weeks and the intense therapy helped to reverse this learnt non-use and create new pathways and connections in the brain. As a result of this Katie increased her the strength, movement and general function of his arm.
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I really enjoyed working with Katie especially as she can now beat her mum in Connect 4. Katie worked really hard in her sessions and her improvements over the 3 weeks were amazing and this allowed her to complete everyday tasks much easier.Learn More
I really enjoyed working with Katie especially as she can now beat her mum in Connect 4.
Elliot - Katie's Therapist
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