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Cerebral Palsy Treatment in Toronto!

Postby Revivo » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:06 am

Revivo Neurology Treatment Center is a rehabilitation Facility for children and adults with Cerebral Palsy!

• Who are we?
Our company is a first of its kind rehabilitation facility in Canada. We offer a very unique type of treatment focused around the Intensive Suit Therapy method, other ways known as the Adeli method. We provide rehabilitation for people with the following conditions: Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury, Post Stroke (CVA), Ataxia, Athetosis, Spasticity, Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Spina Bifida, Autism, Speech Disorders, Developmental Delays, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease.

• What is Intesive Suit Therapy?
Intesinve Suit Therapy, also known as Therasuit method or Adeli Method, utilizes the benefits of a unique therapeutic suit, a breathable dynamic soft proprioceptive orthosis or exoskeleton. 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. Essentially, this suit serves as an external skeletal support.

Intensive Suit Therapy is a specific set of exercises , along with the number of repetitions and kilograms, designed to restore proper patterns of movement and challenge the vestibular system. The Universal Exercise Unit also known as the Spider Cage is used to isolate muscles and strengthen specific muscle groups for functional movement patters by use of a pulley system. It works to improve range of motion, muscle strength and joint flexibility. The unique combination of the Suit and the Universal Exercise Unit stimulates the brain to re-train the Central Nervous System processing and motor skills, through strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, coordination, vestibular and enhanced functional skill training.

• How does it work?
Our therapy follows a specific protocol of intensive exercises in a repetitive format using the suit while connecting the upper and lower body as well as the left and right sides. This protocol establishes correct posture and weight distribution. The connection of the body through elastic bungies aids in sensory signals to the brain as each specific movement is enacted by the patient and led by our specially trained physiotherapists. The premise of the suit is to take pathological reflexes and transition them into functional movements. As a result, patients are able to develop skills and train and retrain the brain, allowing movements to become both normalized and automatic.

The treatment programme is structured in the form of intensive rehabilitation courses with durations of 2, 3 and 4 weeks. The treatment takes place for several hours a day (an average 3-4 hours) and on 5 days a week –except for early intervention in cases of infants and toddlers.

The therapy programme is structured according to the condition of the patient and the therapeutic targets based on the following principle: The treatment includes fixed, variable and additional therapy components that are structured according to the case history and subsequent recommendations of the physiotherapist in charge.

Additionally to the suit therapy we offer Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment for our patients.

I have included a Dropbox link to a few videos that show progress in some of our children and adult patients. Please be aware that all these patients started out in very severe condition and had very limited to no ability in any sort of motion. Unfortunately in some cases we were not able to document the progress of our patients on video early on as the families did not sign consent authorizations till later on in the treatment cycle.


If you have any questions or would like any additional information please let me know!
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