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Pediatric Rehabilitation

TheraSuit® Method for Children

At Reeves Rehabilitation Center, we offer advanced pediatric rehab treatments. The TheraSuit® Method Intensive Program (TMIP) is an innovative 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.

This program includes the use of a TheraSuit® and a Universal Exercise Unit (UEU). A therapist creates a customized, exercise therapy plan to help a child significantly 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.

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.

The TheraSuit® Method Intensive Program is used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Developmental delays
  • Cerebral Palsy

The TheraSuit® Method Intensive Program has many benefits including:

  • Increasing range of motion
  • Improving coordination
  • Aligning the body
  • Enhancing posture
  • Retraining the nervous system
  • Improves balance and flexibility
  • Normalizes muscle tone

Watch this video for more information about the TheraSuit® Method for children.

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