Crawl Walk Jump Run in Clinton Township on Garfield Rd.

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Therapy Approaches

 

Universal Exercise Unit


This therapy approach, when used as a “monkey cage”, is able to function as a stretching and strengthening unit where the patient can be positioned on their back, stomach, or on their side to use the system of pulleys. The unit allows the therapist to isolate and strengthen specific muscle groups without added compensation from other muscle groups.


When used as a “spider cage”, a system of bungee cords attached to a belt allows patients to experience independent movement including sit-to-stand, 4-point, and even jumping. Since the patient is fully supported, the therapist is able to facilitate muscle patterns specific to functional movements, including floor mobility and dynamic standing movements. The therapist guides your child or family member to perform movements to improve their overall function and balance.


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Stretching and strengthening through our Universal Exercise Unit.
Stretching and reaching through the Spider Cage during OT.

The Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration, or MNRI® Program

 

The Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration, or MNRI® Program, is incorporated in almost every therapy session here at Crawl Walk Jump Run, including our physical, occupational and speech therapy sessions. This program has become a large success in the therapeutic and medical world and is based upon research that has been conducted since 1989 in Russia, Poland, the USA and Canada.  

 

The MNRI® Program uses a sequence of exercises designed to re-educate your primal, instinctive reflexes that already exist within your body. Through this program, your body can redevelop many of these skills and reflexes that have since been lost, or not fully built, due to age, stress, sensory sensitives, bodily injuries, etc. By utilizing easy transitional movements, and even games, therapists are helping your body to integrate these much-needed reflex patterns.


The goal of the program, as stated by Pamela Curlee, the Co-Founder of the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute®, is to create a more efficient neurological pathway for physical, mental, emotional and cognitive functioning. The MNRI® Program has a multi-dimensional impact on the body which includes, but is not limited to, fluidity of movement, language, attention, speech, anxiety, sensory, arthritis, etc. As you can see, this program can help any age and anyone!


As every individual has specific needs, we highly encourage you to call our clinic for more information on all that we have to offer, as well as to schedule a consultation with one of our highly trained therapists to find a therapeutic plan built solely for you.

Intensive Feeding Therapy Program

Addressing all ages, feeding therapy is a program to help those suffering with feeding problems. These problems could be attributed from sensory sensitivities (aversions), or oral motor dysfunctions such as decreased oral motor skills or strength. 


Additionally, this program is designed to address all areas of the feeding experience, from individuals with gastroesophageal reflux to children with severe developmental impairments. This program also helps children transition off of supplemental tube feedings and address sensory sensitivities in those within the autism spectrum. 


As with all of our therapy approaches and programs, the therapeutic tools and approaches used on each individual patient may vary due to their own personal needs and goals. Our therapy program will be centered mainly based upon the SOS Approach, but other tools such as Talk Tools, Beckman's, and VitalStim may be used during a feeding therapy sessions as well.

 

Intensive Fitness Therapy Program

 
Fitness Therapy Stretching

This program is great for those looking to enhance their overall fitness level, strength, endurance, balance, and cardiovascular health. Whether looking for lower cost therapy, athletic fitness training, or group sport team therapy, this program will do wonders for you! 


Each therapy session will be facilitated by our fitness therapist. In addition, a physical and/or occupational therapist will oversee the sessions, providing their expertise on different exercises and what will best suit the patient’s needs for overall achievement.


Many therapy tools will be used including, but not limited to, brain gym, exercise balls, balance boards, Saebo balls and Rifton walkers. The primary therapy approaches and tools will be our Universal Exercise Unit and spider cage. The tools used during each individual session will be determined by the fitness therapist and overseeing physical and occupational therapists to best suit the patient’s needs for therapeutic success. 


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                  ABA Therapy Program

ABA therapy is the application of learning and motivation from Behavior Analysis to improve skills, along with learning and social behaviors associated with children and adults affected with minor to severe Autism Spectrom Disorder, or ASD. Our ABA Therapy Program is comprehensive, involving the entire CWJR team, including the Physical, Speech, and Occupational therapists – all overseen by a BCBA. 


Our ABA therapy approach will be customized to each individual patient’s needs in one-on-one therapeutic sessions. With our intensive therapy and longer sessions, we provide the patient more time to achieve optimal results.


Click here to read our answers to four common questions on ABA Therapy.

Suit Therapy

Suit Therapy used at CWJR in Clinton Township.

This unique and intensive therapy treatment is based on the Adeli Suit, first used by Russian Cosmonauts in the early 1970's to prevent muscle atrophy in space. It was adapted for physical therapy use by a Russian businessman and has been used in Europe to treat patients with cerebral palsy since 1992.


The suit consists of a modified vest, shorts, kneepads and shoes. The pieces of the suit are laced together with flexible bungee-like cords that can be adjusted to provide varying pounds of pressure to needed muscle groups. These tension cords form a sort of outer "skeleton" and are tightened to support and correct weak muscles.

                                                          Sensory Integration Therapy

This approach can be an effective intervention for clients with sensory integration dysfunction, autism spectrum disorders, PDD and ADHD / ADD Disorders. This program focuses on improving one's daily performance with exploring, playing, eating, sleeping, school / homework, recreational (sports / bike), and family / social outings.


The program utilizes the Therasuit™, Universal Exercise Unit, progressive resistive exercises, motor planning with asymmetrical movement patterns and bilateral integration activities. Group therapy services are also available.


Sensory integration during therapy sessions at CWJR.
Craniosacral Therapy
 
 
CranioSacral Therapy through PT.

This therapy uses light hands-on pressure at specific points in the body which can create dynamic improvements in one’s life. The craniosacral system consists of the cranial bones, the bones of the spine, the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord, the cerebral spinal fluid and all the fascia in your body.


Craniosacral therapy releases tension deep in these structures to relieve pain and dysfunction while improving whole- body health and performance. Since the craniosacral system is intimately related to the central nervous system and the musculoskeletal system it has a direct impact on their function.


Craniosacral therapy can help people with the following: headaches, scoliosis, chronic pain, joint mobility, soft tissue mobility, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord / nerve injury, cerebral palsy, abnormal tone, seizure disorder, autism, TMJ syndrome, sensory processing dysfunction...and many other conditions.

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

This technique immobilizes or restrains the unaffected arm, requiring the affected arm to work more. By restraining the unaffected arm, the weak arm is able to gain strength and range of motion. This program is two to three weeks, consisting of 2-3 hours per day, 5 days per week.

For success in this program, cooperation is required with a home exercise program.


Serial Casting Program through PT.
Interactive Metronome Therapy

 A neurological assessment and treatment tool that is redefining traditional expectations for pediatric and adult therapy outcomes to a higher functional level.


Interactive Metronome can improve cognitive, communicative, behavioral and motor deficiencies in clients with auditory and sensory processing disorders, dyslexia and other learning disorders, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit / hyperactivity disorders, Tourette syndrome, stroke, traumatic brain injury and unspecified neurological disorders.

Saebo® - SaeboStretch® - SaeboFlex® - SaeboReach®

Saebo® improves upper extremity motor recovery following a brain injury. It is an approach to stroke treatment which allows clients with no hand function to begin using their hand in therapy and at home.


The Saebo® is a functional dynamic orthosis developed for individuals with neurological impairments, including weakness, muscle tone, impaired motor control, decreased coordination and spasticity.

Saebo use for strengthening and rehabilitation during PT.

Three Week Intensive Exercise Program

This program is designed for children and adults with neuromuscular disorders. Performed on a one-to-one basis with a skilled professional, this program focuses on strengthening and flexibility with the use of the Therasuit™ and Universal Exercise Unit, using progressive, resistive exercises with a physical and occupational therapy team. A detailed home program is given, which allows the patient to continue work after completion of program.