Treatments

Therasuit

The Therasuit Method differs from traditional therapy in several aspects. The first essential step for a good treatment is the specific and thorough evaluation to identify the real deficits of the patient. The patient’s training is always individual and aims at strengthening the muscles, improving cardiorespiratory capacity, coordination, balance and greater functionality. The resources used are: the therasuit (suit), Universal Exercise Unit (cage) and Spider.

Indications

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Delay Development
  • Post Stroke (Stroke)
  • Ataxia
  • Atetoses
  • Spasticity
  • Hypotonia

Benefits

  • Re-learning the Central Nervous System
  • Promotes external stabilization
  • Normalizes muscle tone
  • Body alignment closer to normal
  • Promotes dynamic correction
  • Promotes tactile stimulation
  • Influence or vestibular system
  • Promotes balance and coordination
  • Control involuntary movements (ataxia and athetosis)
  • Promotes lean and coarse motor skills
  • Increases bone density
  • Decreases contractures
  • Simple Usage
    Simple Usage

Therasuit exercise program

How it works?

It is done 3 to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week for a minimum of 3 to 4 weeks.

  1. First week: work  with the purpose of reducing tonus, reducing pathological patterns of movement and increasing appropriate active patterns of movement and general strength gain;
  2. Second week: focused on gaining strength in specific muscle groups responsible for the function;
  3. Third and fourth weeks: use of increased strength and resistance achieved by the child to improve their functional level by: sitting, crawling, walking, …

Therasuit Schedule

The program of exercises for Therasuit applied in the Intensive Clinic follows the following schedule:

  • 1

    Initial evaluation

  • 2

    Skeletal muscle system Preparation

  • 3

    Sensory system Preparation

  • 4

    Neuromuscular system Preparation

  • 5

    Strengthening Specific Muscles

  • 6

    Resistance for Progressive Exercises

  • 7

    Balance and Resistance Training

  • 8

    Walk Training and Functional Activities

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