Boosting arm recovery after stroke

Remote Constraint Induced Therapy of the upper Extremity (ReCITE)

Who it's for: Survivors of stroke
What it involves: Test a therapy
Where: NSW and Victoria

This research study from St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is investigating the delivery of constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) via telehealth. CIMT is a proven effective therapy for arm recovery after stroke.

Participants in NSW and Victoria are sought who are:

  • Adult
  • Having mild to moderate problems with your arm after stroke
  • Able to participate in intensive rehabilitation
  • Having adequate English language and cognitive skills to participate
  • Able to extend 2 fingers, your thumb and wrist to be able to pick up and let go of a facewasher
  • Living within 2 hours drive of one of the ReCITE study locations.

The ReCITE study locations are St Vincent’s Hospital (Darlinghurst NSW), Liverpool Hospital (Liverpool NSW), and Peninsula Health (Frankston and Mornington Peninsula VIC).

Participation in this study involves completing an intensive rehabilitation program with your affected arm for at least 2 hours per day, and wearing a mitt on your non-affected arm at least 6 hours per day, to encourage use of your affected arm in daily life.

The program is completed 5 days per week for 3 weeks, using a combination of daily telehealth video sessions and telephone calls from a therapist to support you to complete the program at home, either independently or with a supporter.


To find out more, contact Dr Lauren Christie, email: or phone: 0436 853 797 or (02) 8382 4023.

Participant information sheet (DOCX 303 KB)