10 Alia St, Zawyet Abo Mesalem, Shpramant, Giza, Egypt
An external orthosis duplicates the effect of the exercises
In June 2004, Dr Wail Salam created his space suit and called it Bungy suit which is the one of four suits present in the international market today.
An external orthosis, breathable and easy to wear suit designed to correct the posture and movements of the cerebral palsy patient. It consists of a cap, vest, shorts, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist and finger bands and adapted medical shoes that are connected through a system of elastics and adjustable supportive straps.
The tight Bungy suit allows fitting rapping to support trunk, pelvis,knees, and forefoot. On the other hand this fitting tight suit acts as stable and accurate attachment to the elastics.
The elastics and the adjustable supportive straps put the body in proper alignment to teach the cerebral palsy patient the proper pattern of movement. Also, they tend to approximate the joints, which will stimulate the proprioception that gives the patient a clear feeling of the joints, leading to easier control of movement.
The elastics resist all muscles at the same time so strengthening all muscles responsible for normal pattern of movement at the same time, also resistance is the best proprioceptive stimulation.
The elastics will add a load of (15 - 40 kg.) to the already existing gravitational force making the cerebral palsy patient learn to deal with both loads at the same time, which will strengthen the anti gravity force (muscles). This will give more strength to muscles in their fight against gravity once they are off the Bungy suit.
The elastics of the upper limbs will add a tension force in the direction of the trunk, this will stimulate and strength the muscles responsible for the reaching mechanism and improve the function of the hands.
The Bungy suit’s elastics will also resist the respiratory muscles, resulting in improving the ventilation capacity of the lungs, therefore improving speech. our bungy suit is differ from other types of suits as it is most adhesive so it act like splint to support the trunk, pelvis and knees. also this give enough compressive feeling as wrapping.
the Bungy suit in itself is nothing but it duplicate the benefits of the exercises done in it. There are special ex's for the Bungy suit according to Salam Method.
Continuously we keep improving the function of our Bungy suit by adding new systems.
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