Constraint induced movement therapy (“CI Therapy” or “CIMT”) involves rehabilitation of the weaker arm while wearing a constraint mitt on the unaffected side. Our constraint induced movement therapy programmes are delivered at one of our clinic locations.
CIMT programmes are delivered over a 2 or 3 week period. Therapy sessions are 5 days a week, with each session lasting 3 hours.
Therapy sessions are:
- One-to-one treatment with a CIMT therapist
- Special exercises designed to improve various elements of your hand and arm function. These exercises are based on quick tasks that are repeated and measured. You will complete a series of exercises each day, which will progressively become more challenging as you develop your skills.
- Functional task practice (eg activities you may complete around the home) with guidance on how to complete the tasks with your affected arm with/without assistance.
- All activities tailored to your individual goals and interests.
- Daily discussion about how well you feel your hand and arm is performing in specific tasks, allowing us to chart your progress and problem-solve any tasks you are struggling with.