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Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

We are now able to offer Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) as a new physiotherapy led approach.


What is Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)?

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. Current research on this treatment shows that traditional and modified CIMT programs can help towards improvement of hand function and achievement of realistic motor goals. 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 movement of the affected body part.


What does participating in a Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) program involve?

Following your child’s initial assessment, our physiotherapist will recommend a programme that best meets the needs of your child and family.


How much does Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) cost?

We are pleased to offer an introductory half price rate of £60 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.

Click here to get in touch so we can arrange an assessment and tailor a suitable physiotherapy package for you and your child.