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 Shingfield

Natalie is a neurological physiotherapist and works with adults and children in our Manchester and Liverpool clinics.

"I really enjoy being a CIMT therapist. Intense daily therapy can be challenging for the therapist and child but seeing the new skills and movement patterns emerge often for the very first time is highly motivating for all involved. Seeing your patient achieve so much in such a short space of time while having fun makes all the hard work worth it!"

Karen Leslie

Karen is a neurological physiotherapist and works with adults and children in our Liverpool clinic.

"I enjoy being a part of my patient’s journey and sharing in their excitement every time they achieve something new. It is such a rewarding process for the patient, their family, and the therapist too!"

Jennifer Hughes

Jennifer is a neurological physiotherapist and works with adults and children in our Liverpool clinic.

"Having the opportunity to see your patient achieve new activity and movement in such a short timescale is hugely rewarding, but it is not without its challenges and frustrations. The beauty of the intensity of a CIMT program is being able to work through these challenges and make positive, lasting gains."

Emily Clarke

Emily is an assistant physiotherapist and works with children in our Manchester clinics

"As a trained CIMT therapist working with patients on such an intensive programme is not only fun but it is hugely rewarding. When you see your programme in action with incremental improvements throughout, to then finally achieve one of the patient's goals can truly be moving. To some it could be considered a relatively small difference, but the reality is a small improvement in hand functionality can make a massive difference to someone's life in terms of independence and ease."

Blaithin Hadjisophocleous

Blaithin is a neurological physiotherapist and works with children and adults in our Manchester and Liverpool clinics.

"Being part of the CIMT team means that the work is hard, but the rewards are high. There is something very special about knowing you are part of a patient’s success, and their journey towards achieving meaningful goals in just three weeks. The evidence shows that the results from these intensive programmes are lasting, and this is consistent with the results we get from our programmes."

Elliot Milnes

"As a trained CIMT therapist, I love seeing the amazing changes that people make throughout the programme. I enjoy the intensity of the programme and the bond you make with the patients and their families, but making the programme fun to me is very important to me as seeing the patients have fun whilst they improve is very rewarding."

Olivia James

"I am a trained occupational therapist and to me, being a part of the CIMT programmes with children is about assisting the child to try and regain functional movement in the affected arm using fun and engaging activities that are meaningful and purposeful to the child involved. It involves grading and adapting typical activities/play to incorporate the movement required but to ensure that the child is fully engaged and enjoys the sessions."

"The most rewarding part of the CIMT programme’s is observing the difference it has made to the child’s ability to complete functional tasks using both upper limbs together, along with the positive impact the sessions have on other areas of the child’s development such as speech, mobility, balance, social skills."


Our Vision

Our vision is to help as many people as possible to achieve meaningful results and improve the quality of their lives.

Our vision is that every person who may benefit from constraint induced movement therapy is aware of the treatment and able to access a programme that is evidence-based and delivered by a specialist team

Our vision is to be recognised and respected as the principal provider of constraint induced movement therapy programmes in the UK and Europe.


Our Mission

Our mission is 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.

Offer every person who may benefit from constraint induced movement therapy the opportunity to take part in a programme based on the most recent and robust clinical evidence.

Have all our programmes delivered by a dedicated and passionate team who are specialised in constraint induced movement therapy and have a background in neurological therapy.

Be the leading provider of constraint induced movement therapy programmes in the UK and Europe.


Our Values

Have a look at the core values at CIMT

Patient-Centered

We will always structure our CIMT programmes around the patient to address their individual needs and goals.

Passionate

Our therapists are dedicated to delivering exceptional treatment and are passionate about helping people with hemiplegia fulfil their maximum potential

Strive to achieve meaningful results

We will always strive to achieve results that are meaningful and have a direct impact on your quality of life.

Always be developing

We will always demonstrate an exceptional standard of professionalism and ensure our therapists’ skills are continually developing in line with robust clinical evidence

Integrity

We believe integrity is essential and will support our patients to make the right choices regarding their treatment..

Our Values

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.
  • Offer every person who may benefit from constraint induced movement therapy the opportunity to take part in a programme based on the most recent and robust clinical evidence.
  • Have all our programmes delivered by a dedicated and passionate team who are specialised in constraint induced movement therapy and have a background in neurological therapy.
  • Be the leading provider of constraint induced movement therapy programmes in the UK and Europe.

Our Aims

At CIMT we are commited to our aims outlined below:

Deliver exceptional patient-centred programmes that achieve meaningful results which improve quality of life.

Increase awareness in patients and professionals of constraint induced movement therapy as a primary treatment for hemiplegia.

Provide an accessible constraint induced movement therapy programme for every person who may benefit from the treatment.

Deliver constraint induced movement therapy programmes based on the most recent and robust clinical evidence and led by a specialist team with clinical experience.

Build a team of therapists who are passionate and dedicated to continuing their professional development and offering patients the very best treatment.

Be synonymous with constraint induced movement therapy and recognised by health professionals, agencies and individuals as experts in constraint induced movement therapy.

What is it like being a CIMT Therapist?


Find out first hand what it is like to be a CIMT therapist in our short video.

Our Goals

Our goals are to:

  • Achieve patient-centred results that are meaningful and improve quality of life in every constraint induced movement therapy programme we deliver.
  • Promote constraint induced movement therapy to relevant individuals, parents, caregivers, health professionals, charities, insurance companies, case managers, GPs and commissioners across the UK and Europe.
  • Have strong links with charities and health professionals resulting in direct referral pathways.
  • Raise awareness of the benefits of constraint induced movement therapy through use of videos, social media, marketing and training.
  • Have funding supported through charities, insurance, case managers and commissioners so that all patients are able to access the service.
  • Provide a constraint induced movement therapy service across multiple locations in the UK.
  • Have a team of constraint induced movement therapy specialists who regularly review the evidence base and reflect on clinical experience to ensure each programme is delivered to the highest standard.
  • Deliver constraint induced movement therapy programmes to all patient groups in line with the evidence base.
  • Ensure all constraint induced movement therapy programmes are led by a therapist who has undergone extensive and specialist training.
  • Ensure all team members are passionate about achieving meaningful results for every patient and committed to continually developing in line with robust clinical evidence.
  • Be acknowledged as experts in constraint induced movement therapy. When someone thinks of constraint therapy, they think of us.
  • Be advocates and educators of constraint induced movement therapy.

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