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Suit Therapy at Home -- A Parent Training on the use of TheraSuit

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  • mhauck2004
    COURSE: Suit Therapy at Home – A Parent Training on the use of TheraSuit WHERE: Movement Discoveries Pediatric Therapy Center 822 Mahler Road, Burlingame,
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 28, 2007
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      COURSE: Suit Therapy at Home – A Parent Training on the use of
      TheraSuit



      WHERE: Movement Discoveries Pediatric Therapy Center

      822 Mahler Road, Burlingame, CA 94010

      650-652-1700

      www.movementdiscoveries.com



      WHEN: Two half-day training class dates available starting January 2008:



      a. January 28 & 29 --- 9:00a-1:00p

      b. January 31 & February 1 --- 9:00a-1:00p



      COURSE OBJECTIVE: Parents/caregivers will learn the benefits of suit
      therapy using TheraSuit and how to use the suit on their child for home
      exercises.



      TheraSuit Description: The TheraSuit is a soft breathable dynamic
      orthotic used around the world by thousands of therapists in clinic
      settings and parents as a therapeutic exercise tool at home.



      The suit serves as an external skeletal support for patients with
      cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders. It's major goals
      are the following: to improve proprioception (sensation from joints,
      ligament, and muscles); to reduce pathological reflexes; to restore
      proper patterns of movement; and to increase weight-bearing for
      normalized sensory input regarding posture and movement. The suit when
      worn in conjunction with an intensive exercise program can accelerate a
      patient's progress in physical therapy. The skills that are
      practiced can become more fluent and require less effort.



      TRAINING COST: $995 if booked by or before January 21st

      $1200 after January 21st

      A maximum two parents/caregivers per patient can participate in
      training. Cost also includes home exercise program in video & pictures
      of the training PLUS one follow-up consultation appointment to update
      home exercises.



      The TheraSuit is sold separately (approx. $2,500) and purchase must be
      completed prior to date of training. See contact info below.



      WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Parents/Caregivers of children/adults patients with
      neuromuscular disorders. Training is available to both first time users
      of TheraSuit and those who currently use the suit at home and interested
      in a refresher course and new ideas in exercises. The patient will need
      to attend this training with the parent/caregiver.



      TRAINERS: Jennifer Jones, DPT and Carrie Southgate, DPT

      Both Jennifer and Carrie are pediatric physical therapists at Movement
      Discoveries and certified in the TheraSuit Method. They have treated
      many young patients in the Bay Area and beyond with this method for the
      past four years. For trainers' complete bios please visit our
      website.



      CONTACT: For questions, please call Mary Ann @ 650-652-1700

      You will need to obtain a copy of the medical clearance form – and
      – schedule a consultation appointment by phone or in person prior to
      start of training.



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