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.
- Cerebral palsy
- Down’s Syndrome
- Delay Development
- Post Stroke (Stroke)
- 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
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.
- 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;
- Second week: focused on gaining strength in specific muscle groups responsible for the function;
- Third and fourth weeks: use of increased strength and resistance achieved by the child to improve their functional level by: sitting, crawling, walking, …