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Implementation of a sustainable publicly-funded Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) program

South Western Sydney Local Health District

Grant:
  • Translational Research Grants Scheme
Date Funded:
  • 31 August, 2016
Chief Investigator/s:
  • Lauren Christie

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy is an effective intervention for upper limb recovery following stroke and traumatic brain injury that produces significant improvements in upper limb function compared to usual therapy, after only two weeks.

The project team aims to establish if a two-week publicly funded Constraint Induced Movement Therapy program can be translated into practice and sustained over two years across multiple health services in South Western Sydney Local health District. Key questions are:
1) Do rehabilitation teams deliver more Constraint Induced Movement Therapy programs after receiving a implementation package?
2) Do stroke and brain injury survivors that complete a Constraint Induced Movement Therapy program achieve upper limb outcomes consistent with published outcomes?

Collaborators: Liverpool Hospital, Bankstown Hospitals, Campbelltown/Camden Health Service, Ingham Institute, Health Education and Training Institute, South Western Sydney Local Health District (Centre for Education and Workforce Development), University of Sydney