Advance Program

The Advance program is an intensive physical and occupational therapy program designed to increase functional independence. Our team of experienced therapists work collaboratively to design each program to the specific needs of each family. CI utilizes state of the art equipment in a playful setting.

School Year 2021 – 2022 Advance Session Open!

Call (608) 819-6394 for the most recent openings and to sign up!

Program Forms

Program Components

  • 4 weeks, 4 hours per day, 5 days per week
  • Comprehensive OT/PT/ST evaluations
  • Individualized video home exercise program
  • Consultative follow-up

Target Areas

  • Functional Strengthening
  • Gait Training
  • Functional Ambulation
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Adaptive Equipment Assessment
  • Home Safety and Transfer Training
  • Independence with Daily Activities and Self-Care

Common Techniques

  • Intensive Model of Therapy (IMOT)
  • TheraSuit®
  • Universal Exercise Unit
  • Partial Body-Weight Gait Training
  • Modified Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Candidates for the Advance Program

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Stroke/Hemiplegia
  • Down Syndrome
  • Hypotonia/Hypertonia
  • Gross Motor Incoordination
  • Motor Planning Difficulties
  • Gait Concerns
  • Neurological Concerns
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation




I have been thrilled with the program. I would recommend it to anyone. They are here to help. They are here to look at your individual needs and what you and your family need. And they accommodate and make a program tailored to that. You don’t get that anywhere else. They value you, and your child, and what you need.



The CI team was extremely adaptable to my daughter’s needs while making every session and activity meaningful. Everyday my daughter was learning a new skill or enhancing an old one. The experience we had was amazing and we plan to do the program again in the future. The program is top notch and I highly recommend it!



The therapists will work hard to make sure that your child is getting specifically what your child needs, not just what a protocol would say that they should have.



We really appreciate the blending of OT/PT into the Advance Program. Many other intensive programs that we have looked into only focus on OT. The holistic approach of both OT/PT has helped him make overall improvements. We can’t say enough about how this program has helped our son. We would highly recommend this program!



And the fact that she can play with her sisters more independently now, and Mom doesn’t have to be right there involved, they just have so many more memories they’ve created as three sisters that we wouldn’t have been able to do without the advances she’s had here.


CI’s Insurance Team works with various local and national insurance carries to fund the Advance Program. We are happy to look into your individual plan and see how the program will be covered. CI also has an affordable out-of-pocket discount for the program. As well as the Anna’s CI Summer Camp Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund was created in 2019 in memory of Anna Mischnick, a hard-working yet fun-loving 11-year-old girl who had been diagnosed with and treated for medulloblastoma, a form of pediatric brain cancer, in 2014 when she was 6 years old. Program scholarships are available.



MSN- Dane County Regional Airport is located in the north side of Madison.


MKE- General Mitchell Airport is located in Milwaukee and is 90 miles away from CI Pediatric Therapy Centers.


Hotel Accommodations

Previous families have stayed with Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites when completing the Advance Program. Families have also used online services such as AirBnB for lodging needs in the Fitchburg/Madison area.