“He is such a happy little chap and it's great watching his CIMT journey back again”Helen, Alistair’s Mum.
"The friendship that he has brought up with Nikki and the team has been great, he has never been afraid.”Brian, Harry’s Dad.
“It'll make life easier for him and us”Jude's Mum.
“Physically, without a doubt she's become stronger and uses her hand more than she did”Mark, Lydia’s Dad.
“The therapists have been brilliant, they’ve been brilliant with Alistair and they’ve been brilliant with us. They’ve made him feel really relaxed and they’ve made us feel really relaxed”Helen, Alistair’s Mum.
Caleb was very focused on every task we did and the results reflect his hard work!Karen, Caleb’s Therapist.
“It has been intense and emotional at times but the therapists helped us get through it.”Helen, Alistair’s Mum.
“Which arms stronger Harry? - “Both of them!”Harry - Patient
“The results have been brilliant. I'm so glad I have done it.”Andrew - Patient
At CIMT it is our mission to: provide constraint induced movement therapy programmes that are patient-centred and achieve meaningful results that improve quality of life; have constraint induced movement therapy recognised by patients and professionals as an integral and principal rehabilitation technique for children and adults.
CIMT for Children
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (“CIMT” or “CI Therapy”) 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.Learn More
How will CIMT Help?
Constraint induced movement therapy ("CI Therapy", "CIMT") has many significant benefits which have been proven through research and the use of CIMT in clinic settings. Parents whose children have participated in CIMT often report that it has had a positive impact on their function and quality of life.Learn More
Who is Suitable?
Our CIMT programmes are suitable for: Ages 18 months and up. Although some research has been carried out successfully on younger ages, we find that the intensity of the programme would be too much for a child under 18 months of age and therefore have set this as our lowest limit. No upper age limit. There is no upper limit on the age of the child. Improvements can be made no matter how old the child is, or how long ago the neurological event occurred.Learn More
CIMT for Adults
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (“CIMT” or “CI Therapy”) is a form of rehabilitation of the arm and hand following a neurological event such as a stroke. Constraint induced movement therapy is suitable for adults with hemiplegia, where one arm is weaker than the other. CIMT involves rehabilitation of the weaker arm while restraining the stronger arm.
Constraint induced movement therapy has a large body of scientific research behind it and the effects of the treatment have been shown not only on the hand and arm, but on the brain itself. A constraint induced movement therapy programme is short but intensive. Treatment is provided daily over a period of 2 to 3 weeks and led by a specialist physiotherapist or occupational therapist.
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Meet Our Team
At CIMT we have a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about delivering evidence-based treatment that achieves meaningful results. All of our therapists are specialist neurological physiotherapists or occupational therapists.
Natalie is a neurological physiotherapist and works with adults and children in our Manchester and Liverpool clinics.
Jennifer is a neurological physiotherapist and works with clients in our Liverpool clinic.
Blaithin is a neurological physiotherapist and works with children and adults in our Manchester and Liverpool clinics.
Constraint induced movement therapy was developed by Dr Edward Taub and his team in the USA. They worked with adults recovering from stroke with hemiplegia, who had limited use of their affected side in activities of daily living. Dr Taub’s team found that by restraining the stronger side and using the weaker side as much as possible alongside specific intensive exercises, they could make significant improvements in the amount and quality of movement of the upper limb over a short period of time.
We're partnered with HemiHelp. HemiHelp is a membership organisation supporting children and young people with hemiplegia, and their families.