New standard in treatment for cerebral palsy

Physiotherapist Sonia Verma from the Freddie Farmer Foundation travelled to Prague last week for basic stage TheraSuit Method® training. The five-day course at Orea Hotel Pyramida in Prague focused on Neuro review, hierarchy of brain development, multi-level brain functions, reflexes and how to integrate them with the use of the TheraSuit and included both theory and practical application, which included the opportunity to actually try the Therasuit on.

The TheraSuit Method®, described as the new standard in treatment for cerebral palsy, takes a very holistic approach. It has three key elements; the TheraSuit, the Universal Exercise Unit [UEU], otherwise known as the ‘spider’, and a special belt with bungee cord style attachments that enable the therapist to perform intensive and specific strengthening exercises in any position to establish new, correct, and functional patterns of movements.

TheraSuit Method® was created by physical therapists Izabela and Richard Koscielny. It takes a very holistic approach to treatment for neurological disorders like cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and traumatic brain injury, combining the very best elements of the various techniques and methods.

The training was provided for physical therapists, occupational therapists and other health care professionals in a small group setting.