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Bon Secours Richmond Hope Therapy Center – VIRGINIA
Virginia’s First Intensive Therapy Center Richmond Hope Therapy Center is the first clinic in Virginia to offer highly effective intensive therapy.
Originally inspired by Eastern European methods, intensive therapy has been growing in the US since 2002. Children receive 3-4 hours of therapy a day, 5 days a week, for 3 consecutive weeks in our individualized programs. With the increased time utilizing a variety of innovative tools, our therapists work with children to gain maximum strength, flexibility and balance for increased independence and greater functionality.
Richmond Hope Therapy Center (RTHC) provides innovative and traditional physical therapy options for children and young adults with cerebral palsy (CP) and other disorders or conditions. With a focus on intensive physical therapy, we address a wide variety of specific needs with a combination of tools and motivate patients to achieve their goals.
Our programs include:
Intensive Therapy Programs
Traditional Physical Therapy
Intensive Therapy Using the TheraSuit Method
With a combination of traditional tools and innovative tools like TheraSuit Therapy and the Universal Exercise Unit (UEU), our focus is on preparing the patient, stretching, targeted strength training and functional activities.
New Therapy Options:
There are two main functions of the UEU: “monkey cage” and “spider cage” The “monkey cage” is a unique device that utilizes a system of pulleys to isolate muscle groups and allow for strengthening without compensation from other muscle groups.
The “spider cage” is a system of bungee cords which allows each individual to experience more independent movements: weight shifting, and assisted movements such as sit to stand, quadruped, squats and even jumping.
Suit Therapy – The TheraSuit is an innovative tool that increases proprioceptive input, or body awareness, and assists with body alignment to help patients strengthen their muscles to maintain a more desired position.