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Formerly knows simply as MEDEK, CME is a mode of physiotherapy for children who are experiencing delays in their development of movement. CME is a psychomotor therapy developed by Ramon Ceuvas in Chile, and focuses on stimulating your child’s brain by provoking absent motor functions. Your child’s therapist aims to train muscle groups to engage in postural and functional movements through physical handling. Through these exercises, your child works toward control over his or her trunk, providing the foundation for sitting, standing, and walking.
CME is an approach that can help children with known or unknown non-degenerative issues affecting the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Children that could benefit from CME therapy may have diagnoses including (but not limited to):
- Global developmental delay
- Low muscle tone
- Cerebral Palsy
- Genetic disorders (e.g. Down Syndrome)
- Risk of motor delay (premature infants/brain injury)
CME is an effective therapy approach with young children because motivation and cooperation are not required. Several paediatric therapists at Action Potential Rehabilitation have specific training in CME and would be happy to give your more information about this approach.
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By the Action Potential Rehabilitation Staff
Page last reviewed: June 2, 2023