WELCOME TO CME®

Our Mission

CME® therapy helps children every day to achieve their full potential, providing consistent and high quality therapy with proven results.

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The Therapy

Cuevas Medek Exercises® (CME®) Therapy is a totally avant-garde approach inspired to provoke automatic motor responses in motor delayed children from ages of 3 months ahead.

History

CME® Psychomotor Therapy was created by Ramón Cuevas, KGO/PT, in 1972, he has 48 years of experience working with his revolutionary technique.

Main Center

CME® Head Office is located in Chile, at the east of the capital city of Santiago, towards the mountain, in the quiet and pleasant neighbourhood of Las Condes.

What We Do

We help children and patients affected by developmental motor delay to achieve their full potential, promoting the recovery of the child’s motor functions.

Fundamentals of CME®

Psychomotor Therapy Approach

The fundamental assumption of CME® Therapy is that developmentally compromised infants need to reinforce their natural recovery potential and activate their genetic code that could lead them into motor freedom. This underlying property of the Central Nervous System, continues to propel the developmental process even after the sequelae are established.

What is CMECEP®?

The Cuevas Medek Exercises Continuing Education Program®

The unique goal of CMECEP® is to provide the opportunity for physical, occupational therapists and infant psychologists to progressively learn the state-of-the-art current curriculum of this motor therapy approach for pediatric rehabilitation.

Our Equipment

Designed specifically for every exercise

We have materials that helps everyone of our children in a special and unique way. From the set of boxes to the treatment table, every item is custom made for each therapist.

Our Evidence

The results mean everything to us, thatʼs why all the cases weʼve treated along these years are the key to our success.

Click on the childʼs name to read more about their case.

Teya

She began CME® Therapy at the age of four and a half years old (in 2002), with the diagnosis of congenital cerebellar hypoplasia and deafness.

Rachel

She was 5 years old when she came to CME® Therapy. Her diagnosis was developmental delay with motor and mental impairment detected in the post natal period.

Guiti

She was born premature from a twin pregnancy, with low weight (less than 4 pounds), microcephaly and other difficult conditions.

Testimonials

Here are extracts of letters and messages from our families and grateful parents.

"Your warmth, your patience and your devotion are truly amazing. We can’t thank you enough for your wonderful work with Tzvi and may God bless you to have many more long, happy and healthy years doing your special work."
Ephraim and Chana K.
Parents from NY
"Every time there were significant developments, first being able to stand without holding to anything and slowly working on taking steps and improving his balance. Thanks to the CME® therapy method our son is walking today."
Family R.
London
"We were truly blessed when we were introduced to your CME® therapy. Our son has developed so well in such a short time. You have given us hope for our son and we will be forever grateful. We cannot thank you enough and wish you all the best."
Althea Kcesler
Mother from Toronto
"There are no words that could ever thank you enough for helping our son. We were truly blessed to have met you and CME®. Our son has a long hard road ahead, but at least he can walk there. You are always thought of with great love and admiration."
H. R.
Family from NY

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FAQ's

Still with doubts? Here are some answers for your frequent questions.

CME® is a psychomotor therapy based on dynamic challenging exercises, manually applied for children affected on their developmental motor functions.

This therapy provides very concrete guidelines to stimulate babies in a total safe way, starting from two months of age to many years after birth.

CME® therapy concept was created and developed by KGO/PT Ramon Cuevas.

It is the acronym composed by the first letters in spanish of the phrase: Metodo Dinámico de Estimulación Kinesica (MEDEK®) In english this sentence can be translated as «dynamic method for kinestetic stimulation».

1. CME® aims to provoke in children’s brain the automatic responses of postural and functional motor control.

2. CME® exposes body segments to gravity force influence.

3. CME® promotes the use of the maximum possible distal grasp on children’s body.

4. CME® challenges the children’s neuro-muscular system in order to force the appearance of non-obvious motor functions.

5. CME® integrates range of motion exercises into the global functional maneuver.

6. High tone conditions is not a limitation to use CME® therapy.

7. During the CME® session, children´s emotional irritability is a total acceptable reaction and should not be a negative factor for the goals of the therapy. For CME® therapy the child`s intellectual disabilities are not a limitation to use the exercises program.

Any degree of developmental motor delay caused by: Cerebral palsy Hypotonic condition Motor-delayed condition caused by any non-degenerative desease.

The Assessment protocol was developed in 1972 by Ramón Cuevas as an important component of the original concept of CME® exercises.

During a four years period, this assessment was under experimental scrutiny as a curricular part of the research project A.R.Y.E.T. spanish acronym which stands for “high risk and early stimulation”.

This project was sponsored by the Neumann foundation and the Clinic University Hospital in Caracas, Venezuela from 1977 to 1980. The CME® assessment format contains 41 items ranging from the most elemental head control reactions until basic deambulatory activities and balance control. The CME® Protocol describes the four possible scores for each item in full detail.

After CME® initial assessment, some specific goals of postural-functional motor progress are settled to be obtained during the “trial period” of eight weeks of regular treatment. Parents are encouraged to participate in the goals setting.

Only if the goals are achieved, CME® therapy should continue to be used, otherwise, parents need to look for other options of therapy in order not to spend time and resources in an endless therapy.

Therapy fluctuated from a minimum of 30 minutes to a maximum of 45 minutes. In small babies at the begining the sessions can be done only for 20 minutes. The ideal situation is to repeat the session twice a day with interval of 4 hours or more in between both sessions.

According to community resources that parents can get, their intervention can be reduced in a proportional scale with the therapist visits.

First of all, parents should know that the only merit of any given therapy is the capacity to produce functional improvement of posture and movement in a short term basis, because the middle and the long term improvement relays mainly in the capacity of the child’s brain to assimilate, to integrate and to reproduce the incoming information.

It is a scientific widely proved fact that the external stimuli acting over the sensory systems (proprioceptors), originates impulses which have a significant influence on the development of the brain.

Cuevas-Medek-Exercises® therapy can be considered as an efficient «factory» of powerful external stimuli for the developmental delayed child’s brain. The CME® therapy program can drive the child’s recovery potential to the maximum functional improvement, because in each exercise the child experiences new sensations through new postures and movements which he cannot do by himself neither through the conventional therapy exercises.

For parents:
– Motor-functional assessment for developmental delayed children, to determine the current level of motor evolution related to the chronological age.
– Set the short term goals to be achieved within the first 8 weeks of treatment with the CME® therapy.
– Set up the immediate program of CME® therapy to by applied personally by Ramon Cuevas (CME® therapy creator) for an intensive period of 2 weeks. The program is applied on a regular schedule of two sessions of 45 minutes per day for the first 10 sessions.

After that initial period of intensive stimulation of 5 days in a row, and from day 6, the parents are carefully trained in the CME therapy home-program. The latter program includes a video which illustrates in full detail each recommended exercise.
For professionals:
– Special tuition for those therapists who are already graduated from courses level I and II, willing to upgrade their knowledge and skills as CME® practitioners.
– Consultations about the CME® therapy program of any given patient under your care will be answered within 48 hours.

Want to become a therapist?

If you are interested in taking the course and be a certified therapist, please reach us and we will contact you as soon as possible.