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Cuevas Medek Exercises (CME)®

Cuevas Medek Exercises Physical Therapy – Enabling Children to Walk Independently

CME® is the acronym for Cuevas Medek Exercises. In the 1970s, the famous Chilean physiotherapist, Ramon Cuevas, introduced this path-breaking physiotherapy approach, which was named after him – Cuevas MEDEK Exercises (CME®). It is a dynamic method of Kinetic Stimulation.

There are over 9000 physiotherapy exercises for children included in Cuevas Medek Exercises (CME®) paediatric physiotherapy. Each and every exercise brings with it a bio-mechanical challenge for the child, which he/she has to overcome. All the exercises of CME® Physical Therapy are designed in such a way that they will promote an active response from the children. These exercises are highly beneficial for the motor delayed children as they present an innovative approach to provoke automatic motor responses.

Cuevas Medek Exercises Physical Therapy is helpful and can be practiced in children as young as one month until they gain the capability of walking independently. Children with the following disorders can benefit from Cuevas Medek Exercises (CME®) Therapy:

  • Gross Motor Skills Delays
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Hypotonia
  • Global Developmental Delay

This psychomotor therapy approach is ideal for infants as well as young children. At Hope, through children’s physiotherapy, we help those suffering from Cerebral Palsy and other delays to gain their motor freedom. This therapy should be started as soon as the first signs of delayed motor functions are noticed.