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.

Summer 2019 Advance Session Options

Call (608) 819-6394  or email the Advance Program Coordinator for the most recent openings and to sign up!

The Advance Center at Hatchery Hill:
  • Session I: June 10 – July 5, 2019
    • 8-12pm, 8:30-12:30pm, 9-1pm, 12-4pm, 12:30-4:30pm, 1-5pm
  • Session II: July 8 – August 2, 2019
    • 8-12pm, 8:30-12:30pm, 9-1pm, 12-4pm, 12:30-4:30pm, 1-5pm
  • Session III: August 5 - 30, 2019
    • 8-12pm, 8:30-12:30pm, 9-1pm, 12-4pm, 12:30-4:30pm, 1-5pm
Waunakee Clinic:
  • Session I: June 10 – July 5, 2019
    • 8-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Session II: July 8 – August 2, 2019
    • 8-12pm, 1-5pm
  • Session III: August 5 - 30, 2019
    • 8-12pm, 1-5pm

Scheduled for 3-4 hours per day, 5 days per week, for 3-4 weeks

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 Used:

  • 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



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. New for 2019 is 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.


The "CI House"
New for 2018! We are excited to announce that we have a “CI House” available to rent for the 4-week Advance sessions. It is located about a mile away from our Fitchburg clinic and is 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. For more information and/or to book this in addition to your Advance session, email the  Advance Program Coordinator

Hotel Accommodations
Previous families have stayed with Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites for reduced prices when completing the Advance Program.  Click here for more information.  Families have also used online services such as AirBnB for lodging needs in the Fitchburg/Madison area.