Encouraging independent movement for children
  1. Intensive Therapy uses Therasuit and Cage. Cost $5500 15 Hours a week for 3 weeks, $2000 non-refundable deposit to secure a spot.
  2. Modified Intensive using insurance is available
  3. We do not bill insurance for Intensive therapy programs

UEU Cage

The universal exercise unit, or cage, is utilized to isolate and strengthen muscles and for weight-bearing balance. It is a tool for dynamic movement intervention which uses a range of motions and positions to stimulate neuroplasticity, allowing your child to develop new neuronal (brain-body) connections. Exercises may include those that challenge a child’s posture and strength, which increase gradually over time.

UEU Cage is a helpful tool to isolate and strengthen specific muscles needed for functional movement. It targets certain muscles using a system of pulleys and weights. Our therapists can facilitate strengthening weak muscles while ensuring not to compensate for other muscles. It is also for vestibular activities such as “flying” and swinging. The cage can be combined with a treadmill for weightless walking training and is also a very effective tool for teaching children how to activate and use their muscles for functional activities such as sitting, walking, and changing postures.

Moreover, cages can also use belts and bungee cords to provide dynamic support in maintaining an upright posture. It promotes freedom and balance and helps your child transition between positions, learn the weight shifts necessary for functional movement, and improve proprioception during jumps. We can also utilize the cage with cage rollers and weights to perform strength exercises in more difficult positions. The purpose of caged exercises is to improve functional skills such as sitting, walking, and crawling. It also helps improve balance, coordination, and sensorimotor integration. The ultimate goal of the UEU Cage is to encourage independent movement.

Therasuit Program
Therasuit is a device used to improve the motor skills of children with neurological and movement disorders. It comes with a series of adjustable straps and elastic cords that provide resistance and support for the body.

The Therasuit was developed in Russia in the 1990s by a team of physical therapists and has gained popularity worldwide. It is designed by providing feedback to the muscles to improve posture, balance, and coordination. The Therasuit is commonly used for children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and other motor disorders.

Here at First Step Therapy LLC, our therapy usually involves wearing the suit for hours per session, combined with physical therapy exercises and activities that help to promote the child’s coordination and muscle development.

The Therasuit has been proven to be effective in improving the motor skills of children with neurological and movement disorders. It has also been found to be helpful in treating sports injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions.

These are some of the effects of TheraSuit:

  • Enhances sensory integration
  • Increases muscle strength
  • Improves coordination
  • Better posture and balance
  • Improves range of motion
  • Increases confidence and independence

Talk to Us
Not sure what program best suits your child’s needs? Contact us now so that we can assess your child’s condition and therapy requirements.