Society-funded Researchers Restore Some Function in People with MS in Small Study of Novel Rehab Technique
May 3, 2018
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have published findings showing that constraint-induced (CI) movement therapy – which involves immobilizing the arm that a person favors to promote increased use of the arm weakened by MS – improved limb function and showed evidence of restoring some brain connections in a study involving 20 people with MS. The team is planning further studies involving lower limbs, and to determine how long the benefits last. If the findings hold up with further research, it could usher in another physical therapy tool for addressing weakness in people with MS. Funding was provided by the National Institutes of Health and the National MS Society.
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