Suit Therapy History
Suit Therapy is a space-age invention designed to counteract the negative effects (muscular atrophy, osteoporosis) that experienced (lack of gravity) during their long trips in space.
These therapy suits were first used on children with neuromuscular disorders in the 1990s and registered with the FDA in 2002. Oxford Suit Therapy program is an intensive therapy combining with individualized intensive strength training program for children to combat the effects of deconditioning & immobilization by training the disabled child’s body like that of a non-disabled child.
By normalizing the client’s muscle tone, increasing active range of motion, strength, endurance, and control over newly strengthened muscle groups allows the client to improve their functional skills working towards independence. It is a safe, effective tool and when combined with an exercise program accelerates the child’s progress.