KEEP MOVING FORWARD, INC.
KEEP MOVING FORWARD, INC.

Intensive Physical Therapy

Keep Moving Forward, Inc. offers an effective and individualized Intensive Physical Therapy Program for infants, children and adults with neuromuscular disorders, developmental delays and a variety of other diagnoses.  The program is performed on a one-on-one basis with an experienced and certified physical therapist.



Benefits of Intensive Physical Therapy

  • Decreases pathological movement patterns
  • Increases strength and endurance
  • Increases muscle control & coordination
  • Increases independence in functional activities (sitting, crawling, walking, etc.)

A variety of tools and techniques are utilized during each treatment session including:

  • TheraSuit®
  • Universal Exercise Unit
  • Spider Suspension System
  • Weight-Assisted Gait Training
  • Sensory Integration
  • Fine and Gross Motor Tools

 

 

Indications for Intensive Physical Therapy

  • Developmental Delays
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Autism
  • Stroke
  • Ataxia
  • Athetosis
  • Hypertonia (spasticity)
  • Hypotonia (low muscle tone)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Pre-Pubescent Obesity

 

 

"Evidence suggests that participation in intense practice and repetition of task-specific related activities at a higher dosage than traditional outpatient rehabilitation provides may facilitate continued recovery in some individuals with neurologic injuries, even years after their original insult."

Tefertiller, C. (2012). Miracle Movers. Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine, 16-18.

The Intensive Program

3 hours a day, 5 days a week, for approximately 3-4 weeks at our center

Week 1

We will work on tone reduction, decreasing pathological movement patterns, while facilitating active proper movement patterns, and general strengthening.

 

 

Week 2

We will work on stregnthening specific muscle groups responsible for functional tasks.

 

Week 3

Using increased strength and endurance, we will improve the individual's level of funciton (including sitting, crawling, and walking).

A typical day consists of the following:

  • Warm up and deep tissue massage
  • Stretching
  • Tone reduction
  • Sensory Integration
  • Decreasing pathological movement patterns
  • Facilitating optimal movement patterns
  • Progressive resistance exercises
  • Balance, coordination, and endurance activities
  • Transfers, functional activities and gait training

Keep Moving Forward

306 Nassau Boulevard South
Garden City , New York 11530
Phone: 516-208-2100 516-208-2100
Fax: 516-730-9660
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