DMI - Dynamic Movement Intervention
DMI is a comprehensive intervention used by physical and occupational therapists to treat children with gross motor impairments. Our therapists have received specialized training to perform dynamic exercises with our patients which elicits specific postural and motor responses from the child. This comprehensive intervention incorporates current research on neurorehabilitation, technologies, and methodologies. DMI stimulates neuroplasticity to facilitate new neuronal connections and development of motor milestones.
Ongoing Weekly Therapy Visits
Many of the children we provide services to require ongoing therapy treatments for periods of time depending on the specific need of each patient. We offer Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy services ongoing. Each child will be evaluated and a plan of care will be developed and coordinated with the child's physician. You will find every single therapist at Kids In Motion will go above and beyond to help your child reach their fullest potential. We strive to maintain a family like atmosphere in our clinic to not only work with each child but get to know the families too in order to provide caregiver education for even greater outcomes.
HBOT - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
We offer mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in our Quamvis 320 by OxyHealth. Mild HBOT is the medical use of oxygen in a pressurized environment. Think of it like being an airplane cabin that is pressurized. While under "cabin pressure" you will breathe enriched oxygen through our oxygen concentrator. You may receive many therapeutic benefits as you lay comfortably in the Quamvis 320 as your blood circulates bringing oxygen rich plasma to any area in your body that has inflammation. It's really amazing. Your body gets increased oxygen to its tissues, cells, muscles, brain and nervous system which brings healing through decreasing inflammation and allows for faster healing by the body naturally. HBOT is fantastic for muscle recovery and reducing recovery time following an injury. A prescription from a physician for HBOT is required to begin treatments.
IMOT - Intensive Model of Therapy - NEUROSUIT Program
The Intensive Model of Therapy, or IMOT, is a therapeutic approach to treating children and adults with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders. Kids In Motion therapists utilize the IMOT by treating patients 2-4 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 4 full weeks. The popularity of the IMOT is spreading throughout the U.S. as patients, therapists, and doctors continue to see the outstanding results. The 4 week intensive program is centered on using specialized equipment as well as techniques to maximize results in a short burst of time.
In the US children typically receive therapy services 1-2 hours per week. That is only 50-100 hours per year. At Kids In Motion our intensive therapy program is 80 hours of therapy in just one month. The results produced are typically quite remarkable often attaining one or two developmental skills in that short burst of time that may have taken a full year to achieve otherwise.
Our program features specially trained techniques to prepare their body’s muscles, muscle tone and neurological system to learn new or corrected patterns of movement and gain function. We can work on any developmental goal from head control, rolling, sitting, standing to high level balance and walking in our highly effective IMOT program.
Our program centers on use of the NeuroSuit™ which is applied over the patient’s clothing and interconnected with specifically applied bungee type bands. These bands apply strategic compression to create a dynamic exoskeleton creating a more upright posture and instant increase in body awareness, called proprioception. Specific exercises are incorporated for decreasing pathological reflexes, increasing strength, range of motion and endurance, influencing muscle tone and flexibility, and teaching new motor patterns by creating engrams through repetitions in correct alignment. It really is remarkable what people are achieving in our IMOT program.
We also utilize exercises in the Universal Exercise Units which provide dynamic balance, endurance training, isolation of specific muscle groups for strengthening and motor planning and the ability to stand with partial weight bearing and therefore less assistance. The smile on every child’s face in the Universal Exercise Units is heartwarming.
A customized program for every patient that varies the duration, intensity, and the tools they use during their month long intensive program will be determined on an individual basis depending on the patient’s diagnosis, age, endurance level and any underlying medical conditions.