Every kid is unique. We tailor made individualized sensory motor program for kids with different sensory, motor and functional needs after thorough assessment.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) originated from the American osteopath, Dr. William Sutherland, in the 1900s. Its rapid worldwide expansion is largely thanks to the dedication and work of John E. Upledger who founded the Upledger Institute in 1985 to teach CST.
The craniosacral system is composed of cerebrospinal fluid enclosed by cranial meninges which also extend down the spinal canal anchored by bony attachments. As cerebrospinal fluid circulates in and out of the craniosacral system, it creates a physiologic pulse similar to the cardiac rhythm. This craniosacral rhythm travels along the interconnected fascia to all parts of the body. Trauma to the craniosacral system may cause dysfunction and inhibit range of motion.
CST is a delicate, noninvasive technique that releases restrictions and restores the natural craniosacral rhythm, allowing the entire body to heal.
What conditions does craniosacral therapy help?
Wide-ranging conditions can often be helped such as:
Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Difficulties
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Central Nervous System Disorders
Chronic Pain Syndromes
Healthy Baby/Healthy Mother Programs
Insomnia (sleep disorder)
Jaw Pain and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
Neck and Back Pain, Sciatica
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Stress and Tension-Related Problems
and many others
How does CST help babies and children?
Since the craniosacral system has a direct impact upon the smooth functioning of the brain and spinal cord, it is easy to see how restrictions and tensions in these areas can create a multitude of motoric, sensory and neurological impairments in babies and children.
Research has shown that womb positioning and the birth process itself has a very strong impact on the central nervous system. Carried out in the delivery room or within weeks of delivery, CST can often reduce a wide variety of problems, many of which may not be noticed by conventional medicine until children start showing delays in their developmental milestones or reach their school years. School-age children can benefit greatly as well from regular craniosacral work. Even problems with head shape and skull-bone overrides can be corrected with the skillful use of craniosacral therapy.
Conditions such as the following can be helped with CST:
The International College of Biomechanics developed and patented the Dual Density Heat Moulding Medical Orthotics. These durable insoles will retain their shape even over prolonged use and are made of bacterial resistant material which can be cleaned with tepid water. The orthotics are constructed to provide an ideal angle for walking, lend biomechanical support and re-distribute weight equally across the foot. Therefore, conditions that may benefit from orthotics include flat feet, in-toeing or out-toeing gait, bunions, heel spur, plantar fasciitis, as well as pain in the leg, knee, hip and back.
We offer economical personalized orthotics for children and adults.
Across diverse cultures, baby massage is a tradition that is being re-discovered in developed countries. Touch is a universal form of communication, especially for babies who have yet to master language. Skin to skin contact is a powerful way for parents to express comfort and tenderness to their infants. Undivided attention and eye contact during massage also promote bonding – the foundation for a lifelong loving relationship between caregiver and infant.
We are Certified Infant Massage Instructors from International Association of Infant Massage. We offer massage for newborns up to one year old infants as a valuable way for parents to intimately connect with their babies. During each session, parents will learn to massage a different part of the body, progressing until the entire routine is learned.
TheraSuit Method® Intensive Program
TheraSuit Method Intensive Program is an intensive therapy program that accelerates functional progress. Children undergoing intensive therapy with the use of the TheraSuit® achieved better results in a shorter amount of time. (http://www.suittherapy.com/research.htm)
TheraSuit Method was modified by Izabela and Richard Koscielny (Physical Therapists and parents of a daughter with Cerebral Palsy) for people with disabilities in the USA since 1997. It was inspired by the original suit used by the Russian Space Program to counteract the harmful effects of weightlessness. TheraSuit is the only one of these kinds of devices in United States registered with Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and meeting all requirements and regulations.
TheraSuit Method® is a very holistic approach to treatment for those afflicted with neurological disorders like Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delays, and Traumatic Brain Injuries.
The program uses the TheraSuit® (a soft canvas suit with bungee-like cords attached) and the Universal Exercise Unit to accelerate the child’s sensory processing and motor skills, through strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, coordination, proprioception, vestibular, and enhanced functional skill training. The unique combination of the Therasuit and the Universal Exercise Unit stimulates the brain to re-train the Central Nervous System.
Benefits of the TheraSuit® Progam
Corrects body alignment
Restores proper patterns of movement & posture
Provides external stabilization and supports weak muscles
Integrate primitive reflexes
Normalize muscle tone
Improve body awareness
Improve motor skills
Improve balance and coordination
Improve Sensory Processing
Improve speech productivity and fluency
Stimulates the brain to re-train the Central Nervous System
Accelerates the progress of newly learned movements and functional skills
What is the TheraSuit® and Universal Exercise Unit (UEU)?
The TheraSuit®, which has Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval, is a soft, proprioceptive, dynamic orthosis consisting of a cap, vest, shorts, knee pads, and shoe attachments that are connected to each other through a system of elastic bands. It was inspired by the original suit used by the Russian Space Program to counteract the harmful effects of weightlessness and modified by physical therapists Izabela and Richard Koscielny to be used for people with disabilities. Elastic bands are used to properly align the body, support weak muscles and provide external stabilization. The bands can be adjusted for each child to provide the needed support or resistance. Therasuit is a safe, effective tool used in combination with our intensive exercise program and the UEU to accelerate the child’s progress.
The Universal Exercise Unit (UEU) is one of the greatest contributions of European rehabilitation developed in 1940s by a Polish Orthopedic Surgeon, Porfessor Dega, and was designed to strengthen weakened muscles. The UEU is a 400lbs metal construction equipped with pulleys/suspensions, weights, straps, and elastic cords. This dynamic system allows the child to isolate and strengthen desired muscle groups and improve specific, functional movement patterns.
Candidates for this Therasuit Method
Traumatic Brain Injury
Post stroke (CVA)
Sensory Processing Disorder
Contact Kids Blossom 852-91868733, 852-34820558, firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Obtain a physiotherapy referral for intensive physical therapy
Submit a written report regarding recent hip x-rays (within the last 6 months), specially an A/P view of your child’s hips to rule out hip subluxation or dislocation.
3 week Intensive Program
3 Hours a day/ 5 days a week
2 week Intensive Program
3 Hours a day/ 5 days a week
Weekly Modified Program
2 hours per day, 1-2 times / week
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