"He is such a happy little chap and it's great watching his CIMT journey back again" -Helen, Alistair’s Mum.
"Caleb was very focused on every task we did and the results reflect his hard work!" Karen, Calebb's Therapist.Case Study
"Which arm is stronger harry? - "Both of them!"
"It's a big commitment but the results are good and worth doing" - David, Jude's Dad.Case Study
"The progress that she's made... it's been emotional at times..." Ben, lottie's Dad.
"It was a brilliant experience for me and I feel that I have continued to use what I learnt at CIMT in everyday life now" - Lydia
"We are definitely coming back when she outgrows her cast" - Rachel, Molly’s Mum.Case Study
Case Study"Olivia has benefited greatly from CIMT and we would recommend the team at CIMT to any family." - Olivia's Parents
"She was showing improvement, but then she seemed to plateau, we thought it would be worth trying something fairly drastic to try and kick start the improvement again..." - Jessica, Ellie's Mum
"Just because you've never tried to do it, or don't think you can do it - doesn't mean that you can't" - Andrew.Case Study
Case Study"First night when we've got home, he picked up a fork and started eating his dinner with his affected arm!" - Hayley, Finlay's mum.
"He’s able to self feed now and became more independent in simple daily activities." - Matthew, Freddie's dad.
"Therapists bonded and connected with Harvey really well so he had the spirit to carry on through the programme." - Laurent, Harvey’s dad.Case Study
"Kathryn has now much better awareness and inclusion of her weaker hand." - Kathryn's Parents.
"The most enjoyable thing was seeing Amelia smiling every morning and asking to go to the therapy." - Steph, Amelia’s mum."Case Study
“CIMT met our expectations and we are so impressed with the results.” - Laura, George's mum.
“The most enjoyable part of CIMT was seeing Leah being able to do something on her own which gives me great confidence for the future” - Patricia, Leah's mum
“Darcie has been a pleasure to work with” - Olivia Darcie's TherapistCase Study
"I really enjoyed working with Rachel. She was a very happy girl and always happy to give anything a go." - Elliot, Rachel's Therapist
“I really enjoyed working with Katie especially as she can now beat her mum in Connect 4.” - Elliot Katie's Therapist
“CIMT met our expectations and more! I can't believe what Reggie has achieved in the time we have been here.” - Hannah, Reggie’s mum.Case Study
“Dreams we didn’t have before like driving a car we do now, because he’s got movement in his arm!” - Emma Brown, Henry’s Mum.
“You can clearly see from CIMT’s website and social media that the therapy is play based and Kaiden just loves to play!” - Amanda, Kaiden's Mum.Case Study
“For us doing it early and trying to get him going as soon as possible whilst he’s still young and while his brain is developing so much is important, which is why we brought him now.” - Chris Fordham, Myles’s Dad
“With CIMT (Manchester) now working with infants from 6 months old we knew we had to come and take advantage of early therapy.” - Trish, Noah’s Mum
“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.
Caleb was very focused on every task we did and the results reflect his hard work!Karen, Caleb’s Therapist.
“Which arms stronger Harry? - “Both of them!”Harry - 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. Join our professional network for a large range of benefits and information.
We're partnered with HemiHelp. HemiHelp is a membership organisation supporting children and young people with hemiplegia, and their families.Learn About Our Partners