Cuevas MEDEK Exercise (CME) / MEDEK is a form of physiotherapy treatment used to treat children with Motor Delay. Founded in 1973 by Ramon Cuevas, MEDEK comes from the Spanish acronym that means dynamic method for motor stimulation.
The basis of CME is to provoke autonomic motor movements. As one requires postural control in order to pull up our body and stabilize within space, CME relies on our vestibular and proprioceptive systems for a response.
In CME therapy we place the child in a position where gravity is requiring a response, and then we wait for them to complete it, with gradually less assistance over time. In this way the brain practices these normal automatic responses and develops the appropriate synapses to make the response a consistent reaction.