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Pediatric Dragonfly

Announcing the TherAlign Dragonfly TLSO - The first code-verified product from TheraTogs!

We are thrilled to announce the availability of the DRAGONFLY TLSO™, the first release in the new THERALIGN™ brand of code-verified orthotic systems. The new Dragonfly TLSO combines warm-and-form spinal bracing with the wearable therapy of a TheraTogs subsystem in a customized, integrated orthosis. Available in infant-to-adult sizes, the Dragonfly TLSO has been code-verified by PDAC  for HCPCS Code L-0456 and L-0457. “The Dragonfly combines two proven clinical approaches,” said Beverly Cusick,...

What do TheraTogs do, exactly?

A properly fitted TheraTogs system provides orthotic support to improve postural stability, to enhance functional alignment, and/or to enhance (or inhibit) specific movements. The GoldTone™ garments give the wearer a comfortable, breathable, latex-free “second skin” over his/her trunk and selected limb segments. The fabric is designed to provide vertical stiffness to reinforce trunk stability, and lateral flexibility to grip the soft tissues and provide a comfortable fit. The garments then serve as a Velcro®-sensitive field for attaching elastic TogRite™ strapping, in virtually any configuration, to address the clinician’s rehab objectives.

How do TheraTogs work?

TheraTogs are specialized undergarments and straps customized for the wearer to create a live-in system that provides either neuromotor or postural training, or prolonged proprioceptive input.

  • For wearers with biomechanical or neuromotor issues, TheraTogs work by allowing the clinician to set the patient’s body in proper functional alignment, and letting them re-train their body through the ‘practice’ of daily activities. By applying prolonged, gentle forces during activity, TheraTogs can actually change the muscle and connective tissue – and for infants and young children, bone and joint development as well – in favor of better function and better alignment.
  • For wearers with sensory and sensorimotor issues, TheraTogs work by applying consistent, gentle compression and proprioceptive input across the entire trunk, and by offering stability and support in a dynamic system that moves with the wearer.

Using TheraTogs as ‘wearable therapy’, your client can gain the experience and the benefits of an all-day clinical therapy session. This is what we mean when we tell clinicians they can “send their hands home” with TheraTogs.

What kinds of conditions can TheraTogs address? How do I know if TheraTogs can help my client (or my child?)

TheraTogs are so adaptable, it would be challenging to list all their potential applications and uses here. Instead, here are a few guidelines:

If the therapist/practitioner can effect a change in the client’s stability, alignment, mobility, or motor control through unforced handling during a therapy session, it’s likely that this change can be replicated and supported outside the session by a properly configured TheraTogs strapping system.

If you or your therapist feel you’re “running out of hands” and could use a few more to effectively manage problems related to positioning (in a wheelchair or on other devices), or to client handling during therapeutic exercise sessions, you’ll also find in TheraTogs very helpful adjunct to your current management strategies.

If your client (child) presents any of these problems, TheraTogs has been shown to be effective in addressing related stability, alignment, and movement issues:

  • Ataxia
  • Hypotonia
  • Athetosis
  • Core or Trunk Weakness • Intoed gait
  • Out-toed gait
  • Joint deviations
  • Joint laxity
  • Muscle recruitment problems
  • Sensory integration issues
  • Postural mal-alignment
  • Muscle imbalance

See our TheraTogs by Indications web page for more specifics.

How do I know what product and size to order?

The attending clinician identifies the best product model based on the client’s indications and his/her rehab objectives. For our recommended product matchups, see the TheraTogs by Indications web page, or download the Product Selection chart.

TheraTogs are sized according to a combination of weight and specific dimensions. The correct sizing is determined by measurements taken by the clinician, which are then compared to the Sizing Chart appropriate for the desired product.

How do I buy TheraTogs?

In the US: As an FDA Class I medical device, TheraTogs are not an off-the-shelf product, and can only be used under the guidance of a rehab clinician. If reimbursement is a factor, request or obtain TheraTogs through your local DME or O&P Provider; a physician’s prescription may be required by the reimbursing agency. If you or your clinic is buying, you can order from any of the catalog distributors that carry TheraTogs. If the caregiver or client is buying out-of-pocket, he/she can participate, with the attending clinician, in the Research Partner Program. (See the Research Partner Program information for details.)

Outside the US: TheraTogs are available from leading distributors in over 40 countries. See our Global Distributors webpage for details.

Upcoming Events

Aug
24
Wed
Pediatric Trunk Posture – The Significance of Extension @ Crowne Plaza Hotel – Bucks County
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Instructor: Beverly Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF/BOC

This FREE after-hours program details the scientific and clinical evidence which supports the well-known pediatric management principle: “proximal stability precedes distal mobility.”

Presenter Beverly Cusick (PT, MS, NDT, COF) describes the ideal sequence of neuromotor acquisition and resting postures, and documents the relationship of faulty trunk control to limb muscle contracture in children with diplegic CP. She explores a number of management strategies that include positioning and orthotic aids.

Finally, Ms. Cusick introduces the new , code-verified, TherAlign DragonFly™ TLSO System as an example of a modality that can effectively address postural management issues.

A light dinner is provided, starting at 5:00 pm; the lecture runs from 5:30 – 9:30. 4.0 contact hours; CEU credits for PA and NJ physical therapists are pending.

Target Audience: Rehabilitation team members, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, and pediatric orthopedists.

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Aug
25
Thu
Pediatric Trunk Posture – The Significance of Extension @ The Mansion on Main Street
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Co-Sponsored by:

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Register Online • OR • Download Registration Form

Instructor: Beverly Cusick, PT, MS, NDT, COF/BOC

This FREE after-hours program details the scientific and clinical evidence which supports the well-known pediatric management principle: “proximal stability precedes distal mobility.”

Presenter Beverly Cusick (PT, MS, NDT, COF) describes the ideal sequence of neuromotor acquisition and resting postures, and documents the relationship of faulty trunk control to limb muscle contracture in children with diplegic CP. She explores a number of management strategies that include positioning and orthotic aids.

Finally, Ms. Cusick introduces the new , code-verified, TherAlign DragonFly™ TLSO System as an example of a modality that can effectively address postural management issues.

A light dinner is provided, starting at 5:00 pm; the lecture runs from 5:30 – 9:30. 4.0 contact hours; CEU credits for PA and NJ physical therapists are pending.

Target Audience: Rehabilitation team members, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, and pediatric orthopedists.

Read more…

Nov
11
Fri
SoPAC 2016 – Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association @ Keystone Resort
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day
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The Dragonfly TLSO – code-verified for L-0456

The annual Section on Pediatrics meeting of the APTA (SoPAC) will be meeting at Keystone Resort this November, and TheraTogs will be there – come by Booth #111 for an up-close look at the new code-verified Dragonfly TLSO product line, and find out what else is new in the world of TheraTogs!

Co-Founder Beverly Cusick (PT, MS, NDT, COF) will also be speaking at the conference:

Nov. 10th • Preconference Session • “Reconsidering Spasticity as a Management Target in Children with Diplegic CP

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Testimonial

“William stood for at least two minutes-unassisted-today while he waited on me to go get his walker… He also just pushed himself up off the floor into a standing position without pulling up on anything or using anything for assistance! Today is a great day!”

— Liesa, PT