Spider Cage Therapy

IMG_0320The Universal Exercise Unit (UEU), also known as the spider cage, is a suspension system using belts, bungee cords, and a pulley system to allow patients with neuromuscular disorders to move more freely and independently than with more conventional therapy.   
 
Appropriate candidates may include:
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Cerebral Vascular Accidents
  • Hemi-paresis
  • Sensory Integration Dysfunctions
  • Any neuro-muscular disorder affecting tone and strength
 
Use of the UEU can aid in the development of functional skills such as: 
  • SittingIMG_0321
  • Crawling
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Climbing
  • Jumping
 
Patient benefits include:
  • increase range of motion
  • isolates desired muscle groups to strengthen them and enable function
  • eliminates gravitational forces acting on the body
  • improves balance
  • improves coordination
  • promote developmental milestones
  • facilitate upright position, improving breathe support and decreasing pressure
  • promotes independence and overall improved physical image