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NeuroSuit



WHAT IS THE SUIT?

The NeuroSuit is one of the pillars of our three-week intensive therapy program. The NeuroSuit is worn for two-hour periods, and can be used either by qualified physical or occupational therapists. It is made of a vest, shorts, knee and elbow pads, gloves, shoe attachments, and a hat if necessary. All these pieces are interlocked by bungee type cords. These cords assist with proper alignment of the body and essentially frame the body from the outside (external skeleton).

The best part of the NeuroSuit therapy is that simultaneously to assisting the patient’s body to be in correct alignment, the bungee cords provide a comforting compression to the joints and distribute a vertical weight bearing to the patient’s entire body. This sends strong messages to and from the brain and central nervous system bringing about an instantaneous increase in body awareness, which leads to improved motor planning. All the while the patient has to work against the effects of additional gravity being placed upon them from the weight-bearing component of the bungees. They build muscle at a faster pace and the skills they are learning are amplified to the central nervous system.

The result is faster results towards goals of improved motor skills from performing specific exercise and functional activities while in the NeuroSuit which is carried over into daily life even when not in the NeuroSuit.

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At NAPA Center we provide intensive therapy which produces intensive results!

The NeuroSuit interconnected with bungee type bands, is the most complete tool available to:

  • Bring the body into correct alignment.
  • Provides compression distributed throughout the body.
  • Increases awareness of the body.
  • Provides resistance with every movement thus increasing strength rapidly.
  • Creates NEW pathways to/from the brain allowing new or improved motor skills to be formed.
  • Provides dynamic correction of movements reinforcing proper movement during skills such as walking.

NeuroSuit Therapy is suitable to treat the following:

 

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Global Developmental Delays
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Near Drowning Accidents
  • Post stroke (CVA)
  • Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
  • Ataxia
  • Athethosis
  • Spasticity
  • Hypotonia
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Chromosomal Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Any neurological impairment that will not make the condition worse with exercise or additional weight bearing

The following are examples of just some of the benefits that would be noticed:

  • Re-trains the central nervous system
  • Provides external stabilization
  • Normalizes muscle tone
  • Aligns the body to as close to normal as possible
  • Provides dynamic correction
  • Normalizes (corrects) gait pattern
  • Provides tactile stimulation
  • Influences vestibular system
  • Improves balance
  • Improves coordination
  • Decreases uncontrolled movement in ataxia and athethosis
  • Improves body and spatial awareness
  • Supports weak muscles
  • Provide resistance to strong muscles to further enhance strengthening
  • Improves speech production and it’s fluency through head control and trunk support
  • Promotes development of both fine and gross motor skills
  • Improves bone density
  • Helps to decrease contracture
  • Improves hip alignment through vertical loading over the hip joint.

 

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