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EUROSUIT METHODOLOGY

proven, promising, intensive, complex treatment for

CEREBRAL PALSY, SPINAL CORD DAMAGE  LOCOMOTOR DYSFUNCTIONS

 

Basic information about EuroSuit and methods of rehabilitation

History

The idea of using the suits originates from Russia in the age of prolonged space flights. The suit was created in order to counteract the negative effects of lack of gravity which cosmonauts were exposed to during space flights.

In early 90’s scientists and doctors recognized the suit as a very effective therapeutic device for patients afflicted with Infantile Cerebral Palsy, various forms of brain trauma, spinal cord damage and other locomotor disfunctions.

As a result of extensive research and trials the prototype called Pinguin was modified and a new version named Adeli was applied in rehabilitation.

Since 2008 in Poland at the Euromed Rehabilitation Center the novel, improved version of a suit named EuroSuit has been used for rehabilitation on a commercial basis.

About methodology

The EuroSuit methodology is ment to help patients develop the strength and function of muscles and to restore lost functions such as four point crawling, upright kneeling, walking, independence.

This methodology is an alternative to other, less effective methods of therapy.

The individually customized program is based on thorough knowledge in the field of physiotherapy and sport exercise physiology .

MAIN GOALS

  • normalization of muscle tension
  • increase in active range of motion
  • increase in muscle strength and endurance
  • improvement of muscles and balance control
  • achievement of locomotor independence

EuroSuit

The EuroSuit is a soft proprioreceptive dynamic orthosis that consists of a cap, shorts, vest, knee pads and shoes with special hooks and connectors. The EuroSuit is a safe and effective rehabilitative device which was developed along with an intensive therapeutic program in order to accelerate the effects of treatment.

Effects and results of using the EuroSuit

  • improvement of proprioreception
  • reduction of pathological synergies and reflexes
  • restoration of proper posture and gait pattern
  • support of weakened muscles
  • improvement of body stabilization
  • improvement of balance control
  • brain stimulation
  • improvement of Central Nervous System
  • tactile and sensory stimulation
  • improvement in speech fluency and pronounciation
  • acceleration of the progress of treatment

Indications:

  • Infantile Cerebral Palsy
  • brain trauma
  • delayed motor development
  • brain injuries
  • spinal cord damage
  • spina bifida
  • diseases of neuromuscular system

Session of treatment

  • 4-6 hours a day, 6 days a week (four, three and two week session)
  • first week: medical evaluation and establishing an individual plan of treatment, increasing/ decreasing of muscle tension, reduction of pathological synergies, increasing in correct locomotor functions and strengthening of muscles
  • second week: strengthening particular group of muscles responsible for defined locomotor functions
  • third week : intensive training of four point crawling, upright kneeling down, walking, improving other achieved abilities
  • fourth week: improving the achieved skills and maintaning the progress, setting the plan of therapy to be performed at home, setting the instruction for the parents and care givers, final medical evaluations determining the progress

Results of therapy:

  • reduction of the pathological synergies
  • increase in strength and endurance
  • improvement in muscle control
  • increase of independent walking, sitting, four point crawling and other locomotor functions