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.