Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Our Philosophy

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is a rehabilitation technique created and extensively researched by behavioral neuroscientist Dr. Edward Taub and his team at the University of Alabama. CIMT is based on the concept of neuroplasticity - the ability of the brain to change as a result of intensive, targeted skill practice. 

Practicing exercises with the affected limb while constraining (either with a restraining mitt for the unaffected hand, or with intensive, "forced-use" of the affected leg) causes the brain to rewire and relearn motor skills lost to neurological/other illness or injury. 

CIMT is most effective when begun at least 6 months after injury and in people who have at least some active movement of their affected limb. 

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Our Approach

People taking part in CIMT work with a trained physiotherapist daily for 3.5 hours, 10-15 days for 2-3 weeks. CIMT is suitable for a variety of conditions such as stroke and acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebal palsy (CP), ataxia, Parksinson's-like conditions, and post-surgeries, all with significantly good results. 

The keys to success with CIMT include: 
  • A commitment to improve arm or leg and balance function

  • A determination to succeed

  • A willingness to focus and follow instructions

  • Work at home outside the clinic