Therasuit or Suit Therapy is a newer standard of treatment that many families are unfamiliar
with Suit Therapy is most commonly used with children with Cerebral Palsy however not limited to only that population.
Other diagnosis’ Suit Therapy can assist with include but not limited to:
Post Stroke CVA
Traumatic Brain Injury
Autism Spectrum Disorder
When you purchase suit therapy the box consists of a cap, vest, shorts, knee pads, arm attachments and shoe attachments
These are all elements connected with each other via elastic bands that can assist in postural alignment.
These elastic bands can be connected in a wide variety of patterns based on the end goal for each specific child and the position and motor pathway you are trying to initiate
The principle behind Suit Therapy is to elicit and improve Proprioception which is pressure from joints, muscles and ligaments. The idea is to decrease tone, recreate muscle movement pathways & synergies and decrease pathological reflexes.
Intensive Suit Therapy sessions typically last 3 hours 5x week for 3 weeks in order to promote optimal change A typical treatment session consist of hot packs and tissue massage during the ‘warm up’ focusing on decreasing tone, flexibility and overall relaxation followed by Sensory Integration and proper movement synergies and exercises
The session typically ends with focusing on motor development and strengthening exercises
Each session is tailored to your child specifically and may vary from this explanation slightly.