RYDE – CIMT – January 2022 Holidays

Our Ryde therapy team requires Year 3-4 occupational  therapy and physiotherapy student volunteers to support CPA's Treasure Island CIMT program.

CIMT is an intensive (45 hours one-on-one therapy) evidence-based arm and hand rehabilitation program for children with hemiplegia or monoplegia cerebral palsy (CP).

The program is run by experienced allied health professionals; providing quality therapy techniques to help children build their self-esteem, confidence and develop friendships.



  • As this is an intensive program for children, a minimum commitment of one week is required
  • This is a popular volunteer opportunity, and as such there may not be a role available for all applicants.


TRAINING:  Monday 10 January - 9.30am to 2.30pm  (mandatory requirement) at our Ryde campus

PROGRAM:  9 day program I Tuesday 11  – Friday 21 January, 2022 (excluding the weekend)

TIME:  9.30 am - 2.30pm each day

LOCATION:  Cerebral Palsy Alliance, 3a Smalls Road, Ryde



  • Please note all volunteers must have their full COVID19 vaccination
  • Work with children with CP to deliver the CIMT intervention to improve upper-limb function 
  • Support therapists to run play/functional activities to improve movement patterns required for daily tasks
  • Learn about combining neuroplasticity principles with play to achieve outcomes
  • Assist with setting up and packing down of equipment at the start and end of each day



  • Receive free training + learn from experienced alllied health professionals in a group setting
  • Expand your clinical knowledge and skill set in CIMT and CPA's unique Treasure Island program
  • Gain practical experience that aligns with learning outcomes of your Allied Health course
  • Experience the real-life impact and outcomes of neuroplasticity research.



  • Working with Children and Police Check
  • Complete an NDIS online training module 
  • Comply with CPA’s COVID-19 safe working guidelines
  • Minimum one week commitment + attendance to the training session (Mon 10 January)



Email Nes Kurtonal at nes.kurtonal@cerebralpalsy.org.au

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NOTE - Allied Health Students

If you’re an allied health student still studying, a volunteer role like this will support you to gain skills and experience that will be invaluable when you’re ready to take on your first professional role.


This position is subject to a compulsory Working with Children Check



Email jcollins@cerebralpalsy.org.au

Call 02 9975 8760

Registration of Interest due 18 November 2019.