Our Model of Physical Therapy
The intensive model of physical therapy was initially developed around 30 years ago by the Russian space agency for cosmonauts. It was needed after people returned from long periods in outer space, where low gravitational pressure weakened bodies and caused neuromuscular dysfunction. Researchers discovered that the neurological dysfunctions present in the cosmonauts were similar to those found in children with conditions such as cerebral palsy.
Part of the approach for physical therapy was the development of an orthotic device to counteract the effects of zero-gravity, known as the Adeli suit. This suit consists of an outer garment of different pieces worn on the chest, pelvis, and limbs and attached by bungee cords that assist with the integrity of the joints and musculature, producing forces to maintain proper body alignment.
Research showed that the functional achievements of the client in this model were significantly greater when compared to the traditional PT (physical therapy) model.
Intensive Model of Therapy (IMOT)
We use the Intensive Model of Therapy (IMOT) to help children with disablities in Salt Lake City, Bountiful, and beyond. Our specialized therapists will create a personalized treatment plan for your child, and a typical plans consists of 4 therapy hours a day, 5 days a week over a 3-week period. This intensive physical therapy treatment period allows us to understand exactly how your child’s body responds to different approaches and modalities. We have the time to modify and change our approach to meet your child’s responses.
The IMOT approach enhances the brain’s ability to create other neuro pathways to perform movement and basic functions, helping your child to achieve maximum ability.
To get the best intensive physical therapy for your child in Salt Lake City, give us a call at (801) 251-0257 or (888) 304-9452. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and highly effective intensive physical therapy techniques that can make a difference for a lifetime.