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Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (mCIMT)

The TIRR Memorial Hermann Strength Unlimited Program offers modified constraint induced movement therapy program for individuals with upper extremity weakness. This is an evidence-based program in an enriched environment to enhance the use of the affected upper extremity.

Goals

  • Improve upper extremity function
  • Facilitate overall performance in daily living skills,work related tasks, school activities, recreational activities and social participation
  • Offer an evidence-based, intensive and therapist-guided practice of movement
  • Provide a novel activity-based program
  • Enhance motivation through social support

Intervention

  • Provided in a group setting led by an occupational therapist
  • Duration:six weeks or eight weeks, depending on the functional level of the client 1.5 hours per session, four times per week
  • Daily forced use of the affected upper extremity will be for 5 days per week, 5 hours per day
  • Adaptive task practice and repetitive practice of a specific task using the affected upper extremity in a circuit training format

Cost

  • The cost of the Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy program is $1,500.00

Schedule

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 4:00PM to 5:30PM
  • Fridays: 3:00PM to 4:30PM

Location

  • TIRR Memorial Hermann Adult and Pediatrics Outpatient Rehabilitation
    2455 South Braeswood Houston, TX 77030

Referrals

  • A physician referral/prescription is required to participate in the program
  • An occupational therapist will screen the participant to be sure he or she is appropriate for this group
  • To make a referral, please call (713)524-9702 or fax a referral form to (713)383-5713

For more information, please contact

  • Kristin Taylor at (713) 383-5688 or kristin.taylor@memorialhermann.org
  • Anna de Joya at (713) 797-7627 or anna.dejoya@memorialhermann.org