Allternative Gym’s intense exercise program for specials needs children and adults consists of a two-on-one ratio — a skilled professional and an assistant. Depending on the patient’s needs, the program is a 3 - 4 week session with the patient being seen five days per week for four hours per day. The intense program focuses on strengthening and flexibility with the use of massage therapy, ADELI Suit intensive suit therapy, universal exercise unit, and progressive resistance exercises. Programs are individualized for specific needs of the special needs child or adult. This intense program is ideal for those who want to enhance and improve developmental and functional abilities such as balance and coordination and gait. Increasing intensity of physical fitness for a short period of time shows improvement in functional measures for mild-to-moderate or severe motor deficits. Our specials needs therapy is ideal for treatment of cerebral palsy, brain trauma, spinal trauma, multiple sclerosis, stroke and many other neurological disorders. Research has shown that rehabilitative gains in motor control through treatment with the ADELI Suit are retained after the intensive course is completed. We are one of the few centers in the Atlanta area to offer ADELI Suit therapy.
The ADELI Suit used as a treatment for cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders acts as an exoskeleton to provide continuous joint compression and proprioceptive input to the body while being worn. The input from the suit sends signals to the brain to facilitate a motor response from the central nervous system. This response reeducates specific muscles in new movement patterns while the body is in correct alignment to improve motor function. The bungees allow the body to be in correct postural alignment and provide continuous tactile stimulation to desired muscle groups. The bungees also provide resistance to all muscle groups during movement for strengthening through their entire range of motion.
Allternative Gym’s ADELI Suit Therapy is an invaluable gift you can give to your special needs child or adult loved one. Our intensive special needs therapy program costs $5,900 per three weeks, which translates to 60 hours of specialized intensive therapy with benefits that will last a lifetime.
Allternative Gym offers intensive suit therapy in three week blocks throughout the year, so there is sure to be a session to fit your needs and schedule.
April 10 – 28
May 29 – June 2
June 5 – 23
July (Call for Availability)
August 7 – 25
September 11 – 29
October 9 - 27
**November – December**
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* 1 and 2 weeks sessions are available upon request and availability.