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Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota
Serving as Minnesota's Children’s Hospital since 1924, Children's Hospital of Minnesota provides 340 staffed beds at two hospital campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis. An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children’s provides care through more than 12,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits each year.
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is committed to provide the best care possible, working together in the best interest of the child. This collaborative partnership is the foundation of the care we provide.
Therapists in audiology and occupational, physical, and speech therapies help children with motor skill delays, feeding difficulties, orthopedic injuries, autism, and other physical, congenital, and genetic conditions.
Pediatric Constraint Induced Therapy –
Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota offers Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (PCIMT). Constraint Induced Movement Therapy is a program to improve movement and strength in a child who has weakness on one side of the body. A constraint (cast or splint) is applied to the stronger arm and hand to limit movement for four weeks. This encourages more movement of the weaker arm and hand. The child then participates in six hours of therapeutic training and re-education for 21 days over the course of the four weeks.
Children’s offers a full program and a modified program. Both methods have led to reports of improved movement in children with hemiplegia. Many of the research studies have used different tools to measure the amount of change, making it difficult for us to accurately compare the methods.
Call Kathy Grinde, PT, at (763)416-8712 to discuss any questions you have regarding our programs.
Information about referrals – All children seen for PCIMT require a physician’s order. If you would like your child to be evaluated, we suggest you speak with your primary care physician to discuss if this would be an appropriate treatment for your child.