What is CIMT for Children?

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is a specialist form of rehabilitation of the arm and hand for children with hemiplegia.

Constraint induced movement therapy involves rehabilitation of the weaker arm while restraining the stronger arm in a light-weight cast. CIMT can make significant improvements that are meaningful and lasting.

Constraint induced movement therapy has a large body of scientific research behind it, and the treatment has been shown to positively affect not only the hand and arm, but the brain itself.

A constraint induced movement therapy programme is short but intensive. Treatment is provided daily over a period of 3 to 4 weeks and led by a specialist physiotherapist or occupational therapist.

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