CPA Newsletter, 01

The following is an article about MEDEK therapy that was published in Developments, the official newsletter of the Paediatric Division of The Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Spring,2001

The MEDEK Therapy, an alternative physical therapy intervention

The Dynamic Method of Kinetic Stimulation (MEDEK) is a mode of physical therapy used to develop gross motor skills in infants and children with movement disorders due to neurological dysfunction. MEDEK was developed by Chilean physical therapist, Ramon Cuevas between 1971-1976.

MEDEK was brought to North America via a young baby diagnosed with cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia. She was treated by Ramon in Caracas, Venezuela, and by myself in Toronto, Canada. Impressed by the dramatic improvements in this girl