Phoebe Brings Therasuit Therapy to Southwest Georgia



ALBANY, Ga. –Izabela Koscielny, MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), is onsite this week training the therapists of Phoebe Physical Medicine in the method of Intensive Therasuit Therapy. The only therapy center in Southwest Georgia to provide this therapy, the Therasuit was introduced in 2002 by Izabela Koscielny, MPT, and Richard Koscielny, MPT, after their daughter Kaya was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. The Suit not only helps children and adults with cerebral palsy, but also children with developmental delays, and children who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The Koscielnys travel around the world training therapists in the use of the Therasuit method.

TheraSuit is a biomechanical suit that is used to increase feedback to the brain and enhance purposeful movement. It is the cutting edge therapeutic technique for the treatment of Cerebral Palsy. The key element of TheraSuit is a strengthening program established for the participant based on his/her individual needs, strengths and weaknesses. Increased strength and control of muscles results in increased daily functional ability.

“Therasuit Method is an intense training for functional strengthening. With using this approach you get fast functional results in short periods of time. It accelerates gains,” says Izabela Koscielny.

The Therasuit was purchased and provided through funding from the Phoebe Foundation.

“We are grateful to our generous Children’s Miracle Network donors who make it possible for us to treat our Southwest Georgia children with the most advanced care available. There was a time when families had to travel for this progressive therapy. Thanks to the commitment of our donors, local families do not have to leave the region to receive treatment that will support their children’s physical progress,” says Lauren Ray.

Phoebe Physical Medicine is housed in two world-class facilities for inpatient and outpatient services. Therapies offered at Phoebe Physical Medicine include physical, occupational, speech and pediatric. Other services include audiology, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, sports medicine, women’s health (incontinence, lymphedema, fibromyalgia) and various wellness programs. For more information on services at Phoebe Northwest call 229-312-8700.