American Association of Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy

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An Association is formed to unite the over 40 Clinics Providing Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy for Children with Neuromuscular Disorders in the U.S. Providing Parents with information on Research, Top Products, and Solutions to make a difference in a disabled child's life.

American Association of Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy (AAIPPT)

An Association to Unite the Over 40 Clinics Providing Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy for Children with Neuromuscular Disorders in the U.S. is formed.

With the continually growing number of clinics that adopt or incorporate this cutting-edge physical therapy method into their program, a small group of clinic owners felt it was the appropriate time for the clinics to have an association of their own. The American Association of Intensive Pediatric Physical Therapy (AAIPPT), a 501 (c)(6) organization, was created in January 2005 in Michigan, to unite the now over 40 clinics across the country providing intensive pediatric physical therapy for children with neuromuscular disorders.

Laura and Lane Joslin, (Ability Plus Therapy in Florida) spear-headed the effort, joined by Mary Ann and Wayne Hauck (Movement Discoveries in California), and TheraSuit’s Richard and Izabela Koscielny. All of them are clinic owners, as well as parents of children with cerebral palsy.

In 2002 Richard and Izabela Koscielny formed the company TheraSuit, LLC in Michigan that would make intensive physical therapy and suit therapy available to children in the U.S. who suffer from cerebral palsy and other related conditions. This type of therapy has been effective in managing conditions affecting children with neuromuscular disorders, and developing and advancing their skills to a level that may never be or slowly achieved with traditional therapy. The Koscielny’s developed the intensive pediatric physical therapy called the TheraSuit method that is now used in 44 clinics in 17 states for treatment.

The mission of AAIPPT is to advance the quality of life and make a difference in the outcome of children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders by promoting the highest ethical and professional standards, and increasing awareness in the healthcare community of the effectiveness of the intensive physical therapy treatment method. One of the goals of the association is to establish a minimum standard for the clinics and professionals that provide this therapy. Consistency in therapies provided in the clinics and professionals with proper qualification and training will ensure that children receive the high quality of care they deserve.

AAIPPT is dedicated to making intensive physical therapy become a widely accepted method of therapy for children. The method has already been embraced by many health organizations and professionals from around the country as evidenced by the growth in number of clinics since the method was introduced just three years ago. A good research study can help validate the efficacy of the intensive physical therapy using the TheraSuit method. The association will promote research of the method by establishing research methodology standards and collaboration among clinics. It will work to find a uniform procedure in assessments and data collection to properly measure patient progress while participating in the program.

As Parents we all look for the Best Solutions for our children. The Best Information to have them make the most progress. The Best Products on the market to be able to motivate and increase our children’s potential to succeed. We are all searching and getting bits and pieces, but now we have a central site that we can go and get Solutions, Information and Top products to have our children reach their utmost potential.

Parents can register to win a Freedom Concepts bike online by going to http://www.aaippt.org

Contact Laura Joslin at (321) 255-6627 to find out more about AAIPPT. http://www.aaippt.org or email her at AA1PPT@aol.com

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