Bilateral Training

Read this.  I don’t know a lot about bilateral training.  Bilateral = both sides.  I guess I did it in my practice without really knowing it with gait training.  Gait training means practice/teaching walking.  I don’t know a lot about it but I do know this.  For the first year after my stroke, I really had to force myself to use my right side.  I read a little bit about bilateral training so when I would use my right hand/arm, I would use my left side simultaneously.  It helped.  I don’t do that anymore, I don’t have to force myself to use my right side anymore, it just looks funny.



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  1. My daughter is 3 and had a stroke in second trimester in-utero. She has very limited use of her right hand and arm. We alternate bimanual task therapy with putting a cast on her left hand/arm (CIMT-constraint induced therapy) to force her to use the right more. It is way easier for her to ignore the right side and do everything with left side only. She has even at times preferred to use left hand and left foot to accomplish a task rather than both hands.

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