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Bimanual Occupational Therapy

Bimanual therapy is the “The process of learning bimanual hand skills through the repetitive use of carefully chosen, goal related, two-handed activities that provoke specific bimanual actions and behaviors” (Hoare and Greaves, 2017)

The bimanual therapy program provided at CPtherapy is based on the highest quality research evidence (Hoare et al. 2013). This program targets the development of specific hand skills and motor planning abilities using repetitive practice of carefully chosen, goal related bimanual activities. The 8-week block programs include the provision of individualised, once weekly, centre-based treatment sessions of 60 minutes duration. Parents / caregivers are provided with support and strategies to implement a home-based program for the duration of the program.

Reference

Hoare, B. J., Imms, C., Villanueva, E., Rawicki, H. B., Matyas, T., & Carey, L. (2013). Intensive therapy following upper limb botulinum toxin A injection in young children with unilateral cerebral palsy: a randomized trial. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 55(3), 238–247.

Hoare, B. J., & Greaves, S. (2017). Unimanual versus bimanual therapy in children with unilateral cerebral palsy: Same, same, but different. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 10(1), 47–59.