TheraSuit® Method for Children
The TheraSuit® Method Intensive Program (TMIP) is a new type of therapy we use to help children who have neurological conditions and disorders. Our physical therapists have advanced training using this therapy method which enables a child to improve their mobility more quickly compared to traditional pediatric rehabilitation therapies.
Customized Exercise Therapy
This program uses a TheraSuit® and a Universal Exercise Unit (UEU). Your child's therapist creates a customized, exercise therapy plan to help your child increase functionality over a short period of time. The Therasuit® is a soft brace made up of bungee-like cords. It’s uniquely designed to strengthen and retrain a child’s muscles and neurological responses.
Universal Exercise Unit
The Universal Exercise Unit is a cage equipped with long bungee cords that a child uses, while belted in, to practice certain movements and exercises that allow for a range of motions that the TheraSuit® doesn’t allow. Combining both methods allows a patient to do exercises and intensive therapies that would normally take multiple therapists to achieve.
Conditions We Treat
The TheraSuit® Method Intensive Program is used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Developmental delays
- Cerebral palsy
Benefits of TheraSuit® Method
The TheraSuit® Method Intensive Program has many benefits including:
- Increases range of motion
- Improves coordination
- Aligns the body
- Enhances posture
- Retrains the nervous system
- Improves balance and flexibility
- Normalizes muscle tone
Watch this video for more information about the TheraSuit® Method for children.