In recent years, it has been establishing a new physiotherapy treatment called Therasuit, consisting of a suit consisting of knee pads, straps and rubber bands that fit the needs of each patient. This treatment is recommended for both children in consultations of Pediatrics and adults with neuromuscular diseases and motor problems, regardless of its cause.
The Therasuit comes from a treatment method developed by Russians to treat muscle atrophy in astronauts who were long in space researchers.
From this method, Polish physiotherapists Richard and Izabela Koscielny studied the possibility of developing a new treatment for the rehabilitation of her daughter with cerebral palsy. So they moved to the United States, where designed the Therasuit.
Therasuit method: what it is
The Therasuit suit is formed by a hood, two-piece suit, knee pads, straps for shoes and rubber bands that bind. Thus, treatment is a combination of costume and an intensive and personal empowerment for the child to improve body alignment, strengthen weak muscles, improve control of head and trunk, among others.
The therapy consists of daily sessions of three hours that are held Monday through Friday for four weeks, at least once or twice a year depending on the condition and progress of the child, but could be up to three cases much affected.
The Therasuit offers better results in a short period of time, as it accelerates the functional child's progress significantly. The most important benefits are:
- Normalization of muscle tone child
- Increased strength and endurance
- Improved postural alignment and symmetry
- Decreased uncontrolled movements
- Coordination of lower and upper limbs
- Support the weak fitness
- Development of fine and gross motor skills
- Helps in the production and improves speech
- Decreased muscle contractures
After the intensive therapy, the specialist will indicate a specific treatment to maintain results.