New standard in treatment for cerebral palsy

Freddie Farmer Foundation's two resident physiotherapists, Colin Clifford and Judith Abbott, are travelling to Prague this weekend for advanced stage TheraSuit Method* training. The two-day advanced course at Hotel Pyramida, Bělohorská, Prague focuses on Neuro review, hierarchy of brain development, multi-level brain functions, reflexes and how to integrate them with use of the TheraSuit and includes both theory and practical application.

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* complements the already vast array of specialised equipment now in situ at the new Bromley centre, which includes parallel bars, partial weight bearing treadmill, wobble board, thera bench, iJoy Ride horse riding machine and Tomcat trikes.