What are TheraTogs?

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TheoCrawls_400x600TheraTogs are orthotic undergarment and strapping products that give individuals with sensorimotor impairment a highly effective modality for improving postural alignment and stability, movement skill and precision, joint stability, and prolonged muscle stretch. TheraTogs are an FDA-registered Class I medical device.

Clinicians love TheraTogs because they work in therapy sessions and, when worn in-between sessions, continue to be effective for the wearer in providing numerous additional hours of therapy.

Breathable, comfortable, and designed to be customized

TheraTogs are designed to be customized by clinicians to address the unique specific musculoskeletal, postural, balance, or movement issues of their clients. Worn next to the skin under clothing or over a diaper, the patented soft-foam material gently grips the wearer’s soft tissues to create biomechanical changes that are key to positive outcomes.  A variety of strap lengths, widths, calibers of stiffness, and placement options optimize therapeutic and orthotic results.

TheraTogs are Latex®-free, breathable, and comfortable in all climates.

Most popular applications/indications

For this indication… Select one of these systems… 
Flexible spinal kyphosis

PTA

Full Body

Wunzi

Lumbar lordosis

PTA

Full Body

Wunzi

Hypotonia

PTA

Full Body

Wunzi

Flexible torso, pelvic, or hip joint malalignments

PTA

Full Body

Deformity-promoting scapular and UE joint postures

PTA

Full Body

Shoulder pain due to mal-alignment

PTA

Full Body

Positioning for osseous LE deformity prevention (torsion abnormalities) in infants and young children

Full Body

Lower Extremity

Post-operative Intrathecal Baclofen pump stabilization

PTA

Full Body

Sleep disturbances, wakefulness

PTA

Full Body

Wunzi

For this indication…  Select one of these systems… 
Scissoring gait – mild to moderate

Full Body

In-toeing, out-toeing, or windblown gait

Full Body

Lower Extremity

Mal-alignment of hip joint

Full Body

Lower Extremity

Flexible foot pronation or supination

Full Body

Lower Extremity

Genu varum or genu valgum

Full Body

Lower Extremity

Knee hyperextension

Full Body

Lower Extremity

For this indication…  Select one of these systems… 
Mal-alignment of scapulae, shoulder girdle, or humerous

PTA

Full Body

ROM deficits in scapulae, shoulder girdle, or humerous

PTA

Full Body

Shoulder pain or post-fracture discomfort

Full Body

Post-surgical weakness or discomfort

Full Body

Positioning for osseous UE deformity prevention (torsion deficits) in infants and young children

Full Body

Elbow flexion or extension deviations

Full Body

Forearm pronation or supination deviations

Full Body

Functional thumb or wrist deviations

Wrist & Thumb

For these specific Clinical Objectives… Select these systems…
Flexion and Hip Lateral Rotation Assist

Wunzi

Hip Abduction control with lateral rotation

Wunzi

+ Limb Kit

Hip Extension with Hip Abduction and Lateral Rotation (6 to 24 months)

Wunzi

+ Limb Kit

Hip Extension with Hip Abduction and Lateral Rotation (birth to 6 months)

Wunzi

Iliopsoas Muscle Assist

Wunzi

+ Limb Kit

Lumbar Extension with Hip Flexion, Abduction & Lateral Rotation

Wunzi

+ Limb Kit

Shorten and Assist Abdominal Muscles: Position and sensory awareness      Wunzi

Spinal Extension Assist (birth to 6 months)

Wunzi

Spinal Extension Assist w/ abdominal strapping (6 to 24 months)

Wunzi

+ Limb Kit

Spinal Flexion

Wunzi

Spinal Flexion with abdominal assist

Wunzi

+ Limb Kit

Stabilize Scapula w/ Upper trunk extension (6 to 24 months)

Wunzi

+ Limb Kit

Stabilize Scapula w/ Upper trunk extension (birth to 6 months)     Wunzi

For this indication…  Select one of these systems… 
Autism spectrum deficits in body control, attention, or coordination

PTA

 Wunzi
SPD spectrum deficits in body control, attention, or coordination

PTA

 Wunzi
Staggering or ataxic gait  PTA
Standing balance deficits due to cerebellar dysfunction  PTA

Outcomes TheraTogs Can Enhance

  • Reduce Excessive Lateral or Medial Leg Rotation
  • Facilitate Knee Extension
  • Reduce Knee Hyperextension
  • Facilitate Knee Flexion
  • Address Ligament Laxity Issues (Genu Varum or Genu Valgum)
  • Enhance Lateral Rotation in Infants
  • Reduce Shoulder Protraction
  • Reduce Positional (Flexible) Forearm Pronation
  • Reduce Shoulder Subluxation
  • Reduce Pelvic Rotation
  • Reduce Excessive Anterior Pelvic Tilt
  • Facilitate Increased Lumbar Lordosis and Hip Flexion
  • Apply Vertical Compression for Ataxia
  • Reduce Hip Adductor Dominance
  • Facilitate Hip Abduction and Stability
  • Reduce Scissor Gait
  • Facilitate Hip Rotation – Lateral or Medial
  • Facilitate Hip Extension
  • Reduce Excessive Lateral or Medial Leg Rotation
  • Facilitate Knee Extension
  • Reduce Knee Hyperextension
  • Facilitate Knee Flexion
  • Address Ligament Laxity Issues (Genu Varum or Genu Valgum)

TheraTogs Benefits and Features

Uses

  • Promote optimum bone and joint development
  • Provide joint stability and increased body awareness
  • Improve posture, balance, gait, and movement skills
  • Reduce the postural correction workload that is often expected of foot and ankle orthoses
  • Improve motor performance during therapy sessions
  • Send the therapist’s hands home in support of the therapy program between sessions

Benefits & Outcomes

The primary purpose of TheraTogs is to enable better outcomes with powerful advantages:

  • TheraTogs Do What Therapy Does – if the clinician can manually correct postural or biomechanical issues for a client without force, then TheraTogs can be configured to do the same – with gentle, prolonged stretch and supple support. TheraTogs are science-based therapy delivered under-the-clothes comfort.
  • Wearable Therapy Improves Compliance – the client can wear his/her prescribed positioning, postural alignment, and functional support for hours without breaking the daily routine for at-home manipulation sessions or out-of-the-classroom breaks.
  • Repetitions Change the Body – the body adapts to the history of use – literally changing muscle and bone to the patterns of posture, gait, and function over time.  The wearer gains thousands of daily repetitions while in corrected alignment!
  • Improved Foundation Enables Faster Progress – client, caregiver, and clinician can move rehab progress faster and farther when the foundations of postural and functional alignment are are taken to the next level.
  • Adults benefit too – although TheraTogs are primarily known for their successes in pediatric rehab, these same outstanding benefits apply to adult wearers and their attending clinicians.

Unique features

  • Garments and strapping are Infinitely adaptable and adjustable as wearer progresses
  • Easy toilet access
  • Vertical resistance engineered into the GoldTone fabric promotes postural stability
  • Horizontal fabric flexibility offers easy fit and comfort in all climates
  • Trim to fit

TheraTogs Enable Clinicians to…

  • Address bone and joint development issues in infants and young children – countering the potential long-term pathomechanics that await.
  • Improve your client’s body awareness and postural stability – building a foundation for future progress.
  • Use neural plasticity and neuromotor relearning to your clinical advantage. Modify both resting and functional joint alignment so that daily activities reinforce corrected alignment.
  • Improve your client’s stability and motor performance during therapy sessions – so you can focus on other outcomes.
  • Increase compliance with wearable therapy to improve outcomes for both wearer and caregiver.
  • Multiply the effects of therapy sessions with thousands of corrected repetitions during the wearer’s regular daily activities.

Advantages for Caregivers

  • Make better progress – TheraTogs help the wearer work from a foundation of improved core strength, postural stability, and functional alignment – essential to all further improvements.
  • More value – get thousands of repetitions and hours of therapy practice for the cost of a few sessions. Wearable therapy gives you more “bang for the buck” than all the instructions, reminders, videos and exercise sheets you can collect.
  • Get help – dress your child in his TheraTogs in the morning, and let it give him/her the guiding, cueing and reminders needed during daily activities. Increase your support without being on ‘compliance patrol’ all day.
  • Be the Good Guy – meet treatment objectives without using force, without interrupting playtime, and without changing the flow of the day.
  • Video – thoughts about TheraTogs from a caregiver

Wearer Benefits

  • Immediate Effect – while many improvements take time to see, you’ll be amazed at what can happen in the first TheraTogs wear session.
  • Improved Confidence = New Possibilities – it is encouraging to see what the TheraTogs wearer can do once their core is stable and postural and functional alignment is corrected. Given a confident base, all kinds of improvements are possible. (See our Reviews.)
  • Long-term Gains – biomechanical change – both positive and negative – is cumulative over time. When the foundations of movement and function are improved with TheraTogs, the wearer can develop advanced skills and avoid advanced degradation to joints, long-term pathomechanics and compromised neuromotor health.
  • Video see before and after improvements while wearing TheraTogs

Cost vs. Value

TheraTogs are worn under normal clothing for one to 12 hours per day, often six days per week. This represents over 1700 hours of wearable therapy over six months.

At an average cost of $75/hour for clinical sessions, one TheraTogs system provides the equivalent of more than $125,000 worth of rehabilitation.

Client compliance is the primary challenge to the effectiveness of any rehabilitation therapy. TheraTogs make compliance easy: in the time it takes to prepare breakfast, a caregiver can dress an individual in TheraTogs and know that all day long, during everything the wearer does, their TheraTogs will be gently enforcing the therapy prescribed by the clinician.

The human body adapts to its history of use
It is well established that poor posture, compromised gait patterns, and inefficient movement lead to issues, even debilitation. The sooner trunk stability, gait, and proper functional alignment are improved, the more cumulative impacts you can prevent. There is quantifiable cost savings and improved quality of life when wearing TheraTogs products correctly and as recommended.

Is Special Training Needed?

TheraTogs are used every day by therapists and don’t require additional training. Over 45,000 TheraTogs systems have been used by rehab clinicians worldwide. We’ve trained and certified about 700 of those clinicians.

Each system comes with a full set of illustrated instructions, a how-to DVD, or links to how-to videos.

When used at home, our 3-step process mirrors what the clinician does in therapy, and the wearer gets hours of repetition and improved compliance. Once clinical objectives are identified, applying TheraTogs is easy:

  1. Fit the garment.
  2. Align the spine.
  3. Add TogRite™  strapping to support the core, correct functional alignment, and provide stability for positioning and gait.

Note to caregivers: TheraTogs are not an off-the-shelf orthopedic soft goods product that can be used effectively and safely by the typical layperson. Every TheraTogs package is labeled with the reminder that the system must be used under the direction of a licensed rehab professional.

For Clinicians: Certified Fitter Training Workshops

We offer Certified TheraTogs Fitter (CTF) workshops for Clinicians to help them to better understand all that TheraTogs can do for a their clients.  While our CTF courses are popular and very helpful in learning the best methods for using TheraTogs, formal training is not required for clinicians.

TheraTogs are not an off-the-shelf orthopedic soft goods product that can be used effectively and safely by the typical layperson. Every TheraTogs package is labeled with the reminder that the system must be used under the direction of a licensed rehab professional.

TogRite™ Straps

Our unique TogRite™ elastic straps feature strong stretch-and-rebound. The straps silicone pattern on the underside grips the fabric surface and keeps the straps from drifting out of place during movement and physical activities; it also provides the same grip-and-reposition effect on limbs when placed against the skin.

Can TheraTogs parts be purchased separately?

Need a larger TankTop for your growing child, or a new Hipster because of an “accident”? No problem – you can buy replacement parts for any TheraTogs system by filling in the part selection form and submitting proof-of-purchase.

Otherwise, we do not sell individual TheraTogs parts for independent use unrelated to a TheraTogs system. Here’s why:

TheraTogs are FDA-registered as a Class I medical device, and as such must be used under the supervision of a clinician. They can provide significant biomechanical change with long-term effects, and should only be configured by a trained clinician in response to the wearer’s specific needs.Also, TheraTogs systems are defined and reimbursed in numerous jurisdictions as full orthotic garment systems. Reimbursement is not generally offered for individual parts.

Warranty/Return Policy

TheraTogs are warrantied for six (6) months for any defects in material or workmanship. With an estimated maximum wear cycle of 12 hours/day, 6 days/week, this represents a projected wear life of over 1700 hours. Individual wear patterns, washing practices, exercise and perspiration rates, and other factors may affect rate of product wear.

Within six months of purchase we guarantee TheraTogs will retain their fit and function – or we’ll replace any failed components at our cost.

Product Materials, Cleaning, and Care

TheraTogs are made from a patented and proprietary fabric called GoldTone™ that has an inner foam layer that grips the skin and its underlying soft tissues, and a Velcro®-sensitive outer layer to which add-on product TogRite™ elastic strapping can be affixed to further customize for a wearer’s specific needs.

Unlike other stretch materials, GoldTone™ allows TheraTogs systems to reposition and retrain the neuromotor system without uncomfortable compression. TheraTogs product components will maintain biomechanical corrections firmly for over nine hours of daily wear, and rebound to their original size overnight.

The open-cell foam underside of the fabric is soft against the skin, hypoallergenic and all TheraTogs systems are machine-washable, air-dry, no heat. Click here for detailed information on caring for your TheraTogs products.

Warm Weather Use

A properly-fitted TheraTogs system guides the body to correct issues. In doing so the body to exerts itself in new ways, flexing unused muscles, learning new movement patterns, holding better posture in alignment. That’s real work, and it generates heat.

The fabric used in TheraTogs products is open-celled foam and breathable, but the system is an extra layer being worn. We consistently look for lighter materials and alternative grip options to reduce the added warmth to the wearer.

How to reduce warm-weather discomfort when using TheraTogs

  • Reduce the wear time during warm seasons. 12 hours each day may be optimal, but two hours each in the cool of the morning and evening will make it more pleasant to wear on hot days.
  • Remove the wearer’s clothes when not needed (i.e. around the house, in the shade of your yard).
  • Trim excess overlap of the garment fabric, particularly on the torso where it generates extra heat.

Cut holes in the TheraTogs garments to improve ventilation. Download these instructions.  The fabric won’t tear or run, and cutting holes does not void your warranty. Hesitant to trim or cut your TheraTogs? Don’t be – by improving ventilation you’re adding value to the system because you’ve increased the wearer’s comfort, increased the wear time, and increased the benefits

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