What is Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy?
Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT), or CI therapy, is an individual intensive treatment program that teaches the brain to “rewire” itself. This treatment model, developed by Dr. Edward Taub, is based on overcoming “learned non-use” in the weaker arm/hand and improving motor skills and coordination in this arm/hand.
An occupational therapist (OT) provides CI therapy which is a “therapeutic package” consisting of a number of different intervention techniques. Some of these techniques have been employed in traditional therapy at a reduced intensity compared to CI therapy.