What is Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)?

CIMT is an intensive rehabilitation program that improves hand and arm function and use after a neurological injury, such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury. CIMT is proven to make the affected arm more useful during daily tasks. CIMT an evidence-based therapy and is strongly recommended by the Australian Stroke Foundation.

What does CIMT involve?

CIMT at Neuro Alliance, most often runs as a two-week intensive program involving lots of practice with the affected arm and restraint of the unaffected arm, using a mitt or glove. Participants attend our clinic daily (Monday to Friday), work with a therapist closely to develop and practice tasks that are challenging and meaningful. CIMT can be delivered one-on-one or in a group setting. Other formats can be discussed with your treating therapist.