Intensive suit therapy consists of an orthotic suit that includes a hat, knee pads, and specially-designed therapeutic shoes. The suit also has rings that allow bungee cord-like ropes to be inserted and adjusted according to the child’s height.
Intensive suit therapy is a relatively new and experimental form of therapy designed to help those with cerebral palsy improve muscle tone, posture, and movement.Intensive Suit Therapy (also known as TheraSuit Method or Adeli Method) utilizes the benefits of a unique therapeutic suit, a breathable dynamic soft proprioceptive orthosis.
It consists of a vest, shorts, knee pads, shoe attachments and a hat, which are fully connected by elastic bungies to realign and load the body. The suit aligns the body as close to normal as possible, re-establishing correct postural alignment and weight distribution which is crucial in normalizing muscle tone, sensory and vestibular functions.
Intensive Suit Therapy is effective in Rehabilitating:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain Injury
- Post Stroke Recovery
- Other Neurological Conditions
Benefits of Intensive Suit Therapy
The Intensive Program has many benefits including:
- Increases range of motion
- Improves coordination
- Aligns the body
- Enhances posture
- Retrains the nervous system
- Improves balance and flexibility
- Normalizes muscle tone
Disadvantage of Intensive Suit Therapy
• High blood pressure
• Heart and circulatory conditions
• Kidney problems
• Severe scoliosis
• Uncontrolled seizures