The Proximal Stabilization Centre
9018 - 189 Street
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
V4N 3M6

Operated by the Canadian Association for the Proximal Stabilization of Cerebral Palsy Children
A Registered Non Profit Society

For Families
For Therapists

Trunk Support

Trunk Support On Child

Esupine Ambulator

Child with Trunk Support
and Esupine Ambulator

Parital standing and moving
with Ambulator
 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:
  1. The Orthotic equipment to supplement the function of the weak chest, the abdominal muscles and their mobility. The equipment is gradually withdrawn as the child's balance and co-ordination improve. 
  2. The training of the therapist, parent, or guardian 
  3. The follow-up. 
The Proximal Stabilization Program is a simple, flexible and logical group program that can be conducted by the parents after only two weeks of training. The training can be provided at the parents/guardians convenience. Parents help the child so that he can use the Orthotic equipment appropriately, and make sure the child is safe in anti-gravity positions during play. 

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:

  1. The child can go to the therapist periodically to be tested and videotaped.
  2. The parent can provide the videotape to the therapist for review and advice.

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.


May, 2011

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.


For anyone seeking more information on
the Proximal Stabilization Program
contact Kam Kamath at