Other Programs

Whole-body vibration

  • Whole body vibration is a therapeutic intervention that allows the individual to increase the loading on the muscle, reducing muscle tone, increased muscle strengthening as well as bone density
  • Whole Body Vibration is a practice where an indivisual lies, sits or stands on a vibration platform machine
  • Whole body vibration works by increasing the amount of gravity (G-force) acting upon the body. 
  • With the use of vibration, sensors in the body detect changes from vibration and creating muscle contraction and keeping joints/soft tissues protected from excessive movement
  • Repetitive pulses help create rhythmic contractions leading to increased blood flow and lymphatic drainage
  • Whole body vibration creates a warming effect with muscles and joints faster than just traditional exercise
  • Pivotal vibration plates are known to mimic the movement of the pelvis such as one walks and creates overall muscle strengthening

Electrical stimulation

Electrical Stimulation (neuromuscular electrical stimulation, functional electrical stimulation, task specific electrical stimulation) uses electrical pulses to mimic signals coming from cells in the nervous system, either from muscles or nerves. By creating a sensory and motor input, it provides the user with increased muscular awareness and ability for muscle contraction through its assistance. Electrical stimulation can send signals to targeted muscle groups to promote muscle contraction to help improve blood flow, help repair an injured muscle or promote overall strengthening.  

The use of electrical stimulation can:

  • Improve muscle strength and function
  • Improve range of motion
  • Improve circulation

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy provides a non-weight bearing intervention to enable an individual of varying levels of mobility the ability to move freely. This low-impact environment can help achieve one’s goals by working one-on-one with a trained therapist to maximize functional independence in a fun, interactive way

 Benefits to Aquatic therapy include:

  • Improved muscular strength
  • Improved muscular tone
  • Increased cardiovascular endurance and efficiency 
  • Improved Range of Motion
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Improved Sensory processing ability 

CME

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 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.