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Therasuit comes to Phoebe Northwest

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Therapists at Phoebe Northwest are training to use an innovative therapy method.

The clinic will be the only center in southwest Georgia to use the therasuit.

It's designed primarily for people with cerebral palsy but can help anyone with motor skill problems.

Thursday afternoon, WALB's Ryan Beesley was asked to help the therapists practice by putting on the medical suit.

Therapists say it will help them get results quicker.

"We've been doing very short periods of time every week over a long period of time, years, and this is more intense treatment approach where you see them several hours every day for a few weeks,"said occupational therapist Sabine Patton.

Patton has been working as an occupational therapist for 20 years and says she's excited about using this new treatment approach.

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