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Intensive Model of Therapy (IMOT)

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/ktscvslHxiCd0sgdgvdtLA

IMOT centers in the U.S.

California
Napa Center (Neurological and Physical Abilitation)
5220 W. 104 Street
Los Angeles, California  90045
(888)711-Napa (6272)
Local-(310)575-0470
Fax-(310)882-5451
http://www.napacenter.com/

Neu-Wellness Institute
Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
2716 Ocean Park Blvd.  Suite 1050
Santa Monica, California  90405
www.neuwellness.com/suittherapy <http://www.neuwellness.com/suittherapy>

Polfit Wellness Inc.
2563 W. Woodland Dr.
Anaheim, California  92801
(714)828-1293
http://www.polfit.com/

Florida
Innovative Children’s Therapy, Inc.
5423 Lake Howell Road
Winter Park, Florida  32792
(407)679-7837
http://www.innovativechildrenstherapy.com/

Georgia
Kids in Motion Pediatric Therapy Company
2001 Church Lane
Villa Rica, Georgia  30180
(770)459-6533
http://www.kidsinmotion.us/

Louisiana-
   Innovative Suit Therapy and Fitness, LLC
4600 Hwy. 22  Suite 7
Mandeville, Lousiana  70471
(985)792-7700
http://www.innovativesuittherapy.com/

MMPT
West Monroe, Louisiana
(318)396-1969

Michigan
Therasuit Center, LLC
2111 Cass Lake Road  Suite 102
Keego Harbor, Michigan  48320
Toll Free-(877)499-0703
office@suittherapy.com

New York
Valley Health and Hyperbarics-HBOT and Suit Therapy
28A Indian Rock Route 59
Suffern, New York  10901
(845)208-3624
http://www.valleyhyperbarics.com/

Ohio
Achievement Centers for Children (there are 2 locations)
Cleveland, Ohio
(216)292-9700
Intensive Physical Therapy Clinic
(440)250-2520 ext. 268  Michele Reid
Michele.Reid@achievementctrs.org

Cleveland East Side
4255 North Field Road
Highland Hills, Ohio  44128

Cleveland West Side
24211 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio  44145

Texas
Little Tesoros Therapy Services
Austin, Texas
(512)248-2422
http://www.littletesoros.com/

North Clinic
9101 Burnet Road  Suite 103
Austin, Texas  78758

South Clinic
4407 Monterey Oaks Blvd.
Bldg. One  Suite 140
Austin, Texas  78749

Utah
Now I Can
1675 N. Freedom Blvd. #10B
Provo, Utah  84604
(801)228-1935
http://www.nowican.org/