The Therasuit Method

The Therasuit Method is an intensive form of therapy that utilizes the TheraSuit and Universal Exercise Unit (UEU). The TheraSuit Method was developed by therapists Richard and Izabela Koscielny.

The Therasuit is a breathable soft dynamic orthotic that helps to improve and change proprioception, helps reduce pathological reflexes, restore proper patterns of movement (synergies) and load the entire body with weight.  The TheraSuit consists of shorts, vest, knee pads, and shoe attachments and head attachment.  Elastic bands are utilized to properly align and support weak muscles by providing external stabilization.

Benefits

  • Re-trains 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 the vestibular system
  • Improves balance
  • Improves coordination
  • Decreases uncontrolled movements in ataxia and athetosis
  • Improves body and spatial awareness
  • Supports weak muscles
  • Provides resistance to strong muscles to further enhance strengthening
  • Improves speech production and its fluency through head control and trunk support
  • Promotes development of both fine and gross motor skills
  • Improves bone density
  • Helps to decrease contractures
  • Helps improve hip alignment through vertical loading over the hip joint

Intensive Suit Therapy program is done daily for 3 hours, 5 days a week for 3 weeks.