Therasuit Therapy

Introduction to Motor Intensive Program utilizing the Therasuit

History:

In 2001, the therasuit was designed and patented by Izabela and Richard Koscielny. The therasuit is a vest, shorts, and knee pads connected by elastic bands. Through the system of elastic rubber bands, a patient’s body is aligned as close to normal as possible. This restoration of posture and proper function of postural muscles allows the patient to learn (or re-learn) proper patterns of movement.

The motor intensive program typically consists of therapy 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, for three weeks. The program is tailored for each patient to meet their physical and time needs.

A typical day consists of:

  • Set up to prepare the body for work
  • Child spends about one hour in the Therasuit
  • Exercise in the universal exercise unit (a system utilizing weights and pulleys to strengthen muscles)
  • Swimming in the therapeutic pool

Therasuit benefits include:

  • Re-trains central nervous system
  • Provides external stabilization
  • Normalizes muscle tone
  • Aligns the body to as close to normal as possible
  • Provides dynamic correction
  • Corrects gait pattern
  • Provides tactile stimulation
  • Influences the vestibular system
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Decreases uncontrolled movements in ataxia and athetosis
  • Improves body and spatial awareness
  • Supports weak muscles
  • Provides resistance to strong muscles to further increase strengthening
  • Promotes development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Improves bone density
  • Helps improve hip alignment through vertical loading over the hip joint

Children/ Adults that benefit from Therasuit:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental delays
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Post stroke (CVA)
  • Ataxia
  • Athetosis
  • Spasticity (increased muscle tone)
  • Hypotonia (low muscle tone)

TheraSuit Method Part 1

TheraSuit Method Part 2

For more information on the Therasuit, please visit www.suittherapy.com