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General overview

Pulley therapy is a medical gymnastics resulting from physiotherapy, using a system of pulleys, ropes and weights, in order to perform different rehabilitation exercises through active mechanical work. This allows the patient's joints to be directly solicited. The method requires the active participation of the latter. 


The Spider is a very playful verticalization tool allowing the child to move freely and safely, allowing a vertical posture and walking training. 


Therasuit is a flexible orthosis created in 2002 and consists of a helmet, jacket, shorts, knee pads and foot straps connected together by a system of elastics.

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Main objectives of the method

The development of the child's motor skills, through more intensive training and standing posture, without risk and therefore without apprehension for the child.

Specificities of the method



The principle of pulley therapy is to suspend limbs to reduce or cancel the effect of gravity and allow the therapist to perform passive manipulations or the patient to perform the exercises with less force: freely (alone), assisted (by the therapist), or resisted (using weights and pulleys).








The Spider helps to work on the child's coordination, balance and muscular endurance. It allows the child to discover the sensation of verticality without feeling the fear of falling. 

 The improved stability of the head and trunk allows the patient to interact more easily with his environment. 








The main objectives of Therasuit are to normalize the child's muscle tone, increase the range of active movements, strength and endurance, and control the newly strengthened muscle groups to allow the child to improve muscle performance and provide greater independence. 

Therasuit is an intensive individualized weight training program for children with cerebral palsy.

Who is this method for ?

These therapies are intended for babies, children and adults with cerebral palsy, hemiplegia or hemiparesis, patients with motor development disorders following a stroke or accident.

What parents say about it

About the Therasuit: "We are happier than ever, especially since many no longer believed in Lena. Lately we've been giving up. This therapy gave us back the hope we had been waiting for, as well as Lena, who really needed to see herself progress in order to continue working. She is a willful and tenacious little girl. We are proud of what she is doing. So much progress has been made in two weeks! This is huge compared to what we were told about its capabilities.

Any remarks or comments?

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