Footprints Therapy

Treatment Modalities

Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)

According to the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association, NDT is a problem-solving approach to the examination and treatment of the impairments and functional limitations of individuals with neuropathology, primarily children with Cerebral Palsy.

These children have dysfunction in posture and movement that leads to limitations in functional activity. This treatment facilitates the normalization of muscle tone in children with conditions where tone is high or low.

Cuevas Medek Exercise (CME)

Cuevas Medek Exercise is a physical therapy approach for infants and young children with abnormal developmental motor evolution caused by a known or unknown non-degenerative syndrome affecting the Central Nervous System. Children with hypotonia, including those with Down Syndrome and children with developmental delay may also benefit from CME.

Specific exercises are individually prescribed to provoke automatic responses of postural and functional control. Support is provided at a distal point of control to maximally challenge the child’s automatic reactions.

Kinesio Tape

KinesioTape is an elastic tape that can be used to facilitate movement patterns, build muscle strength, increase stability, and improve alignment and function. Taping can be used as an adjunct to treatment of a variety of conditions to assist in achieving therapy goals. Correct taping placement is essential to achieving optimal results.