Cuevas Medek Exercises (CME®) Physical Therapy
“CME® is a dynamic and highly effective therapy technique to help a child develop his/her balance against gravity and achieve sitting, standing, and working independently.”
The Efficacy of Neurodevelopmental Therapy
A path-breaking physiotherapy approach, Cuevas Medek Exercises, introduced in the 1970s by a famous Chilean physiotherapist, Ramon Cuevas, is a dynamic method of Kinetic Stimulation.
CME® therapy is composed of more than 3000 exercises. Each exercise represents a particular biomechanical challenge for the child. CME® exercises are designed to promote an active response. A totally avant-garde approach, this form of physiotherapy mainly focuses on improving the gross motor skills of young children with physical disabilities and movement disorders.
Children with the following disorders can benefit from CME® Therapy:
- Gross Motor Skills Delays
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Global Developmental Delay
Environmental & Personal Factors & Meaningful Outcomes
The role of the environment – personal, social, and attitudinal – is potentially huge for improving physical capability and activity in children. Our CME therapy specialists help the child to stretch out tight muscles and train the muscles in groups.
At Hope AMC, we practice top-down goal-directed, context-based therapies, and provide task-oriented training, which is highly beneficial for motor delayed children. Our innovative approach helps provoke automatic motor responses as we blend CME therapy and occupational therapy as and when appropriate.
Our Medek Therapy specialists observe a better than expected improvement in children with gross motor delay.
- Help improve gross motor skills of young children with physical disabilities and movement disorders from the age of 4 months and up
- Become able to adapt to the natural influence of the force of gravity with gradual progression to distal support
- Provoke automatic postural reactions that contribute to the postural control, needed for functional tasks
- Training movements that lead to sitting, standing, and walking
“Our CME® Physical Therapy is aimed at helping children as young as one month until they gain the capability of walking independently.”
Best CME® Physical Therapy Center in Dubai
Meet our resident Cuevas Medek specialist, Fernando Bednarski, and the team at Hope AMC in Dubai to consult with them about your child with delays either in gross motor skills, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Hypotonia, Global Developmental Delay, and or any other disability symptoms. Our team specializes in neuromodulation, hippotherapy, and Cuevas Medek Exercise and delivers positive outcomes for children with varying needs.
Cuevas Medek Therapy at Hope AMC
01 Cuevas Medek Exercises
A formal assessment in one session is performed to identify areas of weakness and what needs to be done. Parents are shown the quantitatively psycho-motor age of the child and demonstration of some exercises is done during that session to assess the responses of the child and to show parents what exercises of CME® are like. Our goal is to develop a child’s balance against gravity, ultimately to achieve sitting, standing, and walking independently. Each therapy session tends to vary from a minimum of 30 minutes to a maximum of 55 minutes, depending on the child’s needs.
02 Neuromodulation Therapy
Used to treat and enhance the capability of walking, sitting, etc. in children who suffer from epilepsy, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), etc. The therapy aims to encourage the recovery of children’s motor functions.
Hippotherapy is used to treat patients with neurological or other disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, autism, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, head injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, psychiatric disorders, and behavioral disorders. Our Medek therapy blends physical and occupational therapy to provoke and improve postural responses in children, thereby helping them to promote progress toward developmental milestones.
04 Muscle Movement Training
Used to impact the development of the brain positively. The child participants learn to work against the influence of gravity, which is the main component of successful muscle movement. As the movement responds to the exercises, the child participants continue to develop their motor skills, such as standing, walking, head and trunk control.
What Can You Do?
Schedule an appointment with our Cuevas Medek Therapy specialists at our state-of-the-art physio hydrotherapy facility in Dubai – Hope AMC to consult for your child and/or young adult, the CME® formal assessment, and help your child for quick recovery of the conditions.