Universal Exercise Unit
Typical diagnoses benefiting from treatments in the UEU include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Developmental Delay
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spina Bifida
- Down Syndrome
- Increases strength
- Increases active and passive range of motion
- Prevention of joint contractures
- Improves balance and coordination
- Promotes motor learning and motor planning
- Promotes developmental milestones
- Improves vestibular functioning
How does it work?
The UEU uses a belt and bungee cords to provide dynamic assistance to maintain an upright position. It can allow a child or adult to stand without a therapist's assistance, while allowing freedom of movement and facilitating balance. It is useful for learning to transition between positions, and to acquire the weight-shifts needed for functional movement. The goals of the exercises performed in the UEU are to improve functional skills such as sitting, crawling, and walking. It also helps improve balance, coordination, and sensory-motor integration.
For more information, please call the Genesis Pediatric Therapy Center at Maplecrest at: 563-421-3497
Genesis Pediatric Therapy
Genesis has to locations dedicated to pediatric health.
Our Mission - Genesis Health System exists to provide compassionate, quality health services to all those in need.
Our Vision - Genesis will be a national leader in health care quality and safety, recognized by all as the best place in the region to receive care...practice medicine...and work.
Our Values - Genesis Health System realizes and is committed to the mission and vision through:
Integrity: We are honest, open in our communications, and consistent in doing what we say we will do.
Compassion: We provide a caring response to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all.
Safety: We practice safety behaviors and error prevention techniques to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and co-workers.
Accountability: We accept individual and collective responsibility for everything we do.
Respect: We recognize the dignity and worth of the individual, acknowledging the diversity of needs, experiences and talents of each person.
Excellence: We strive to achieve the best in everything we do.