CIMT (constraint induced movement therapy) is a method used in adults and children in need of neurological rehabilitation with a clinical picture of hemiparesis.
Dominant parts of the method is to retrain the brain in order to ‘reorganize’ the neural networks following neurological damage.
This is achieved through forced and deliberate use of the affected limb, while restricting the healthy limb with a splint/ mitten. The restriction of the healthy limb becomes gradually the way of limitation depending on the severity of the incident. Essentially individuals ‘learn’ to enhance the ability to use the affected limb avoiding the use of one-sided body, which is a dominant problem with several side effects if neglected.
This significantly improves the use and mobility of the affected limb, in the activities of everyday life.