Cuevas Medek Exercises (CME) is a form of therapy that is widely used to treat various issues among children. It is a form of physiotherapy focused on improving the gross motor skills of young children with physical disabilities and movement disorders.
What Is Cuevas Medek Exercise (CME)?
Ramón Cuevas invented the Cuevas Medek Exercise (CME) as a therapy in 1972. Children with neurological motor difficulties, such as those with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, hypotonia, global developmental delay, and chromosomal disorders, are specifically treated with this method. It exerts pressure on the child’s neuromuscular system, which helps the youngster reach their maximum potential and improves posture and balance while assisting in the restoration of motor skills.
What Should You Expect from the Cuevas Medek Exercise (CME)?
The kid is placed through a series of dynamic and difficult activities known as CME in order to learn how to manage and react to gravity by holding their head, torso, or limbs against the forces of gravity. They are able to move more effectively and can perform basic gross motor functions including rolling, sitting, standing, and walking thanks to this.
Exercises on a table with the kid positioned to elicit a reaction to gravity are the first step in CME. Since the infant’s body is receiving a lot of new input and experiences during the first few attempts, this can be rather difficult for the child.
Exercises are advanced on the floor utilizing numerous specialized pieces of equipment once a youngster can stand unaided at the thighs. This tests the infant’s sense of balance.
Whether the child has issues with weight shifting, dissociation-focused stepping, or a limited base of support, the therapists can design an activity to address those issues. It takes several repetitions of these exercises for the brain to register the movement naturally and for the body to respond to stimuli properly while maintaining balance. The objective is to offer distal support and gradually reduce it as the youngster develops.
How Can CME Therapy Help Your child?
- Develop gross motor skills among children
- Response to the gravitational force through distal support
- Promote the recovery of motor functions
- Improve leg dissociation
- Improvement in standing, walking, or seating positions
- Increase trunk strength
- Improve body alignment
Why is CME Therapy so Unique?
CME causes absent and automated motor functions to manifest. Every exercise demands the kid to actively use their motor system and instruction from the therapist. In order to enable the patient to do new actions and reactions that they were previously unable to, motor activity is stimulated. Based skills, like sitting, are formed once these acts have been learned. Exercises should be carefully chosen to promote the development of new motor skills rather than facilitating (or making easy) the child’s existing abilities.
How Do Our Experts Plan CME Therapy with Family Members?
Each child receives a stimulating and enjoyable experience from the experts. Every treatment session includes concepts and motivating elements that are based on the interests of the kid, which we take the time to learn about.
Skilled PT and OT professionals are certified in CME and work together to create suitable gross motor and fine motor goals for the kid and family.
Families are encouraged to participate in our therapy program, teach children how to use the skills at home, and encourage and celebrate each win with the child. In all of our counseling, we make a point of putting our families first.
Where to Find Help?
Hope AMC is one of the leading pediatric rehabilitation centers. We offer CME therapy for children in Dubai.
We have highly experienced CME therapists who assess the condition of the children and offer the best therapy plan to meet their certain needs.