At Physio.co.uk we have highly trained neurological physiotherapists to deliver our structured constraint induced movement therapy or CIMT programme. Our therapists will conduct an initial screening assessment of patients to determine suitability and outline details of the full programme which will be tailored to the person’s individual’s needs and goals.
Our CIMT programme is delivered intensively on a one-one basis over a two or three week period depending on the person’s initial hand function.
The CIMT programme at Physio.co.uk involves:
- Restraint of the unaffected upper limb in a mitt, cast or glove
- Repetitive use of the affected upper limb during short, structured tasks
- Functional tasks relevant to the person’s everyday function
- Homework assignments that encourage the person to use their weaker arm outside of the clinic setting
CIMT is an intense form of therapy designed to achieve maximum benefit over a short period of time for long term functional gains; it therefore requires a person’s full commitment to the programme. Your therapist will provide support and encouragement throughout the programme and can provide on-going therapy after the programme has finished should this be necessary.
Our CIMT programmes for children are modified for in order to maximise their participation in therapy. Although the same principles apply the therapist will centre the therapeutic tasks around play activities to facilitate use of the child’s weaker arm whilst the unaffected arm is restrained.
completed in a therapy session for children may include:
- Stacking blocks
- Turning cards
- Ball play
- Using playdough
- Reaching and grasping objects
Our paediatric CIMT trained physiotherapists use a wide variety of equipment including toys and games to help maintain interest and make therapy enjoyable and effective for children. Parents will be actively involved in the programme and will be taught appropriate activities to complete with their child outside the clinic setting in order to help fulfil their child’s potential.
For further information regarding our CIMT programme please call 0330 088 7800
to speak to one of our specialist neurological physiotherapists.