A 3-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is one step closer to being able to walk on her own, thanks to TheraSuit therapy. TheraSuit therapy is used for people with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders.
Kiley Griggs has yet to crawl, walk or sit up by herself. Her parents enrolled her in the therapy at Lampert’s Therapy Group in October after winning the Upromise Dream Wall Sweepstakes.
The Griggs entered the contest with the dream to pay for the therapy that would help strengthen her balance, coordination, motor skills and independence. After winning the contest, they enrolled Kiley into TheraSuit therapy.
The therapy uses elastic cords that are fitted to a suit to exercise and strengthen the patient’s core by restraining the nervous system and normalizing muscle tone. The outcome is to correct a patient’s gait and improve strength, bone density and balance.
The Griggs plan to have Kiley complete another session in March and another in the summer. They used the money they won in the contest to pay for the first session. It will also cover the March session and part of the summer session.
(Source: Dunedin Patch)
If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, there are several resources available to you. To find out if you qualify to seek financial compensation to help pay for expensive treatments and therapies, please contact a cerebral palsy lawyer today.