The Adeli Suit® creates a kind of imitation muscular framework to steady the patient’s trunk and extremities as close as possible to the norm. It maximizes the course of muscle movements in the way they would have moved if they had functioned naturally. It also makes the pathological synergies less pronounced.
The Adeli Treatment Methods represent a special set of patterning exercises. The Adeli exercises are performed in an Adeli Suit®. Each set of exercises is chosen individually according to form of disorder, age and general condition.
There are also some prior exercises to be performed before putting on an Adeli Suit®. Exercises are performed in a definite sequence during the treatment course. As they load heavily the patient’s muscles, they tend to amplify and, to some extent, normalize the afferent flow to the muscular-articular apparatus. As a result, the brain’s central structures responsible for motor control are brought into play and the underdeveloped functional systems come under more stimuli.
One of the most useful effects of the use of Adeli Methods is that pathological reflexes become markedly less pronounced and new patterns of movement, closer to norm, develop much faster.
As the patients learn more to move all by themselves, they show dramatic improvements in speech, intellect and visual, auditory, tactile and other sensory functions.