Therasuit Method Intensive Training Fredericksburg & Woodbridge, VA

Therasuit Method Intensive Therapy

TMIP is an intensive individualized therapy program that accelerates functional progress of children with various types of diagnoses. TMIP program uses the Therasuit® (a soft canvas suit with bungee-like cords attached) and the Universal Exercise Unit (“Spider Cage”) to allow the child to learn new & correct patterns of movement through strengthening and functional skills practice. This program is ideal for those looking to meet functional goals at an accelerated rate as compared to traditional therapy.

What are Goals of TMIP?

The goals of TMIP are to improve: 

  • Strength
  • Motor skills
  • Independence with activities of daily living (self-care, feeding & dressing)
  • Body awareness
  • Balance and coordination

TMIP Program Overview

TMIP will be offered at our Woodbridge location starting in March 2017. TheraSuit Method® trained physical therapist use this approach to develop an individualized treatment plan for each child. TMIP includes a three-hour session, five days a week, for three weeks. It includes exercises in the cage, in the suit, on the mat and incorporate the gains in functional activities of daily living.

A typical session includes:

  • Preparation time: Warm up, massage, and myofascial release
  • Tone reduction and sensory integration techniques
  • Stretching & strengthening exercises
  • Balance, coordination and endurance training
  • Transfers, functional activities and gait training

Who is a Candidate?

  • Children 2 ½ years and older
  • Children with neurological conditions including Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, stroke, muscle tone disorders, spinal cord injury, Spina Bifida, etc.
  • Children with sensory processing disorders
  • Children with genetic disorders including Down Syndrome Children in need of post-op rehabilitation such as post tendon releases, botox, rhizotomy, etc.

How Do I Get Started?

Please contact our main office at 540-841-4443 for an application packet.