Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is an activity-based intervention for people with Hemiplegia. The primary aim is to improve bimanual upper limb performance by increasing awareness, strength, dexterity and function of the hand and arm that has been affected by Hemiplegia.
How can Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) help my child?
CIMT encourages your child to use their affected hand by specific play and task-related activities combined with wearing a mitt or cast on your child’s preferred hand. The mitt or cast can be worn for a short period of time daily or for a number of weeks.
By increasing the use of the affected arm during CIMT, it has been shown to strengthen neural connections and increase activity in the part of the brain responsible for the movement of the affected body part.
How much is CIMT?
CIMT is a specialist intensive block of treatment, so the cost can vary depending on the needs of the child and the intensity of the sessions. Prices start at £120 per hour.
To complete the treatment, there will also be a cost of £50 per cast. Generally, we use one cast every week for a child with three casts needed over the course of a 3-week block of treatment.
There is a one-off fee of £20 for an initial assessment to access all CPotential services.
How do I book a CIMT session?
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