The TheraSuit Method® is the new gold standard of treatment for children with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological disorders in Australia & the world.
Our Centre is located on the Gold Coast and has been working with the Therasuit Method in Australia for many years.
The TheraSuit Method® is based on an intensive and specific exercise program. Its accelerates the elimination of pathological reflexes and establishes new, correct and functional patterns of movements.
The TheraSuit Method® is intended to facilitate accelerated rehabilitation to children with neurological disorders byincreasing their range of motion, strengthening muscles, affording them movements against gravity
and giving them the ability to maintain their posture and function in life. We are one of Australia’s leading TheraSuit Method rehabilitation centers.
The major goal of using The TheraSuit Method® is to improve and change proprioception (pressure from the joints, ligaments, muscles), reduce pathological reflexes, restore physiological muscle synergies (proper patterns of movement) and load the entire body with weight (process similar to a reaction of our muscles to the gravitational forces acting up us for 24 hours).
The TheraSuit Method® was designed by physical therapists Richard and Izabela Kosciely when their child was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and they felt that traditional therapy was not meeting their child’s needs. The suit was developed from the original Penguin suit used in Russia’s space program to counteract the harmful effects of weightlessness on the body after returning from long periods in space.
For more information regarding the TheraSuit Method, check out the official TheraSuit Website: http://www.suittherapy.com/
The gold standard treatment for
- Improved proprioception
- Reduction in pathological reflexes
- Restores proper patterns of movement & posture
- Provides external stabilization and supports weak muscles
- Corrects body alignment
- Improves hip alignment by vertical loading over the hip joint
- Stimulates the brain to re-train the central nervous system
- Provides tactile and sensory stimulation
- Improves speech production and fluency
- Loads the body with gravity type pressures
- Accelerates the progress of newly learned movements and functional skills
The TheraSuit Method® is recommended for children with the following conditions:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Hypertonia or Hypotonia
Other Neurological Disorders
Post Stroke (CVA)