9018 - 189 Street
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Operated by the Canadian Association for the Proximal Stabilization of Cerebral Palsy Children
A Registered Non Profit Society
Trunk Support On Child
Child with Trunk Support
and Esupine Ambulator
Parital standing and moving
Proximal Stabilization Therapy (PST)
is very effective for the majority of children's Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Bifida,
and head injury; and also adult's backache or Cerebral Vascular Accident (stroke).
A reason for the success of Proximal Stabilization Therapy is that
increasing spasticity, and the spasms and pain created by these medical conditions,
are successfully stopped and inhibited by the Proximal Stabilization program.
Decreased spasticity, spasm and pain will help the adult patients as well as
the parents of affected children. It provides a window of opportunity
for improving the motor functions of the patients, particularly balance, coordination,
and range of movement. Usually motor function restoration is directly proportional
to the effort the patient and the parents put in. The severity of their medical
condition is not the main limiting factor in their improvement.
The Proximal Stabilization Program consists of:
The therapist's training also takes 2 weeks. Their role is to provide Orthotic equipment, and to train the parents.
The follow-up is conducted in one of two methods:
The children who will benefit from the program take 2-18 months depending on the severity of the child's condition and the commitment of the care-giver. The Proximal Stabilization Program is very short in duration compared to existing programs, some of which continue for many years.
Since the Proximal Stabilization Program is operated by a non-profit organization, services are provided at minimal cost. Installment payments are negotiable subject to certain conditions.
The Proximal Stabilization Program would like to help as many children
with neurological disabilities as possible.
A recent study indicates that the Proximal Stabilization treatment
can relieve chronic backache in adults within a short period;
the backache may be due to degenerative conditions of the
intervertibral discs or due to injury.
This program can be modified to help paraplegic patients too.
I am now able provide the Proximal Stabilization program to Cerebral Palsy and handicapped children via SKYPE.
The program is provided at Manasa Nursing Home, Shimoga, Karnataka, India.
The nursing home provides the trunk support and other equipment needed by these children.
From October 2010 until now, I have provided the program for over thirty five children.