Intensive Model of Therapy (IMOT)
Developed in Poland, IMOT is a unique therapeutic approach to treating children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders. This effective therapy involves performing exercises over an extended period of time — 5 days a week for 4 hours a day. Studies have shown that a 3-week session of intensive therapy helps a child realize the same goals it would usually take a full year of traditional therapy to achieve. Patients with neuromuscular challenges need this focused and intense approach that provides time to practice the skills they need to learn — like sitting, standing or walking.
An important part of the therapy is the use of the NeuroSuit. The Neurosuit actually frames the body providing support and resistance simultaneously. It improves and changes proprioception (pressure from the joints, ligaments, muscles), reduces a patient’s undesired reflexes, facilitates proper movement and provides additional weight bearing distributed strategically throughout the body. This additional weight bearing provides strong feedback to the brain which helps create new improved patterns of movement such as when walking while the body is maintaining a more upright, correct posture.
Hunter Wagner in IMOT therapy (note the difference in improvement)
2011 – https://animoto.com/play/B61UhiR0jgHLQYdqqfmTBg
2012 – http://animoto.com/play/ktscvslHxiCd0sgdgvdtLAIMOT centers in the U.S.California–
Napa Center (Neurological and Physical Abilitation)
5220 W. 104 Street
Los Angeles, California 90045
2716 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 1050
Santa Monica, California 90405
Polfit Wellness Inc.
2563 W. Woodland Dr.
Anaheim, California 92801
Innovative Children’s Therapy, Inc.
5423 Lake Howell Road
Winter Park, Florida 32792
Kids in Motion Pediatric Therapy Company
2001 Church Lane
Villa Rica, Georgia 30180
Innovative Suit Therapy and Fitness, LLC
4600 Hwy. 22 Suite 7
Mandeville, Lousiana 70471
West Monroe, Louisiana
Therasuit Center, LLC
2111 Cass Lake Road Suite 102
Keego Harbor, Michigan 48320
Valley Health and Hyperbarics-HBOT and Suit Therapy
28A Indian Rock Route 59
Suffern, New York 10901
Achievement Centers for Children (there are 2 locations)
Intensive Physical Therapy Clinic
(440)250-2520 ext. 268 Michele Reid
Cleveland East Side
4255 North Field Road
Highland Hills, Ohio 44128
Cleveland West Side
24211 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Little Tesoros Therapy Services
9101 Burnet Road Suite 103
Austin, Texas 78758
4407 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
Bldg. One Suite 140
Austin, Texas 78749
Now I Can
1675 N. Freedom Blvd. #10B
Provo, Utah 84604