OVERVIEW OF THE THERASUIT
AND THE THERASUIT METHOD


INTENSIVE PEDIATRIC EXERCISE PROGRAM
FOR CEREBRAL PALSY
AND NEURO-MOTOR DISORDERS

 

©2002-2016Therasuit LLC

 


 

HISTORY

THERASUIT METHOD

Combines an individualized intensive strengthening exercise program for children with Cerebral Palsy utilizing the TheraSuit & Universal Exercise Unit
- Combats the effects of deconditioning & immobilization
- Realizes that standardized therapy approaches are less effective
- Based on the principles of Intensive Therapy and Strength Training
- Trains the disabled childís body like that of a non disabled child
- New approach in which the Physical Therapy field is learning from the Health & Fitness field
- Structured program that enhances the growth & development of the individual
 

MAIN GOALS

THERASUIT

TheraSuit is a soft, proprioceptive, dynamic orthosis consisting of a cap, vest, shorts, knee pads, & shoe attachments that are connected to each other through a system of elastic bands. It is a safe, effective tool that we use combined with our intensive exercise program to accelerate the childís progress.

TheraSuit may provide the following benefits:

INDICATIONS


TheraSuit is intendent to facilitate rehabilitation of children with neurological disorders which results in decreased range of motion, muscle weakness, difficulties with movement against gravity, maintaining posture and other motor activities impairements.

 

TYPICAL INTENSIVE EXERCISE PROGRAM

3-4 hours per day, 5 days a week, for 3-4 week

- First week: working on tone reduction, decreasing pathological movement patterns, and increasing active proper movement
  patterns, & general strengthening

- Second week: working on strengthening specific muscle groups responsible for the function

- Third week:  using the increased strength and endurance to improve the childís level of function (sitting, crawling, walking)

 
HOW IT WORKS

  Decreases pathological movement patterns

  Increases strength and endurance

  Increases muscle control & coordination

  Increases functional activities (sitting, crawling, walking, etc)

 

ABOUT THE THERASUIT LLC OWNERS -  Richard and Izabela Koscielny

    Parents of 2 daughters, Kaya 25-year-old with CP, and Maya 16-year-old

    Both hold a Masterís degree as Physical Therapists from the Academy of Physical Education in Poland

    Both have over 25 years experience with the special needs pediatric population

    Both are Certified Fitness Trainers

    Izabela is a Certified Yoga instructor for Special Children

    Richard is a Physical Education Trainer

    Both established Therasuit LLC Company in 2002, which sells their TheraSuit, Universal Exercise Unit as well as other special
      needs equipment.

    In 2003 both created & published Cerebral Palsy Magazine

      In 2003 both established the Pediatric Fitness Center offering Intensive Exercise Programs for individuals with Cerebral Palsy as well as training/education center for therapists who want to adopt this method.

    In 2004 both helped to establish American Association of Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy.

      Members of the American Academy of Cerebral Palssy and Developmental Medicine

 

 

 

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FDA Disclaimer
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.