Adult Referral Criteria
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (“CI Therapy”, “CIMT”) is suitable for adults with upper limb weakness resulting from neurological damage to the brain or spinal cord.
Our referral criteria is as follows:
- Hemiplegia presentation: Constraint induced movement therapy is designed to overcome learned non-use following a neurological event and is only suitable for patients with one upper limb affected rather than both.
- Some activity in hand and wrist: To take part in a CIMT programme an adult would need a small amount of activity in the hand and wrist. CIMT requires approximately 10 degrees of active wrist and finger extension- this can be from any starting position (eg full flexed).