Intoeing and Out Toeing

Walking with the feet turned inward (intoeing) or outward (out-toeing) often raises concerns among parents of children with these walking patterns. These are excesses of the foot progression angle (FPA). Most physician dismiss these concerns if frequent falls due to tripping are not an issue, promising that the children can be expected to outgrow these […]

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Developmental Delay

How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of developmental delay? Competent limb use begins with trunk and pelvic alignment and control and with adequate body awareness and sensory input. Therefore, regardless of the cause or level of severity of a delay in development, we recommend beginning to use TheraTogs garments to support the acquisition of  […]

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Hypotonia

Hypo (low) tonia (tone or tension in muscles) is evident in a state of hypermobility of the trunk and limb joints. How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of children with hypotonia? Generalized hypotonia diminishes the function of the somatosensory (position and movement) receptors in joints and muscles, contributing to delays and deficits in the […]

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Ataxic CP

Ataxia is defined as an inability to generate a normal or expected voluntary movement trajectory through space that reveals coordinated, functional precision. The ataxic deficit in movement precision is not attributed to weakness or to involuntary muscle activity.[1] How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of children with ataxic CP? TheraTogs systems are perfectly suited […]

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Stroke

Roughly 80 percent of stroke survivors exhibit hemiparesis, in which one side of their body (“hemi”) has a pronounced weakness (“paresis”). How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of stroke and resulting hemiparesis? TheraTogs were designed to enhance body awareness with compression, and to sustain the postural corrections that a therapist can effect without force […]

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Down Syndrome

How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of children with Down Syndrome? TheraTogs garments deliver the enhanced somatosensory input and gentle mechanical stability of a customized body hug. Strapping is available to improve the alignment of the spine and pelvis, to shorten long muscles – usually abdominals – to allow them to work in shortened […]

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Cerebral Palsy (CP)

How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of children with CP? Competent limb use begins with trunk and pelvic alignment and control and adequate body awareness and sensory input.  Therefore, regardless of the CP subtype or level of severity, we recommend beginning to use TheraTogs garments to support the acquisition of  these fundamental, core components […]

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Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of ASD? TheraTogs systems can address the problems of postural control – the ability to sustain a posture while attending to and engaged in a purposeful activity – and hypersensitivity to tactile sensory input by delivering a cozy body hug that raises body awareness and […]

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Ataxia (Cerebellar)

How do TheraTogs Systems support therapy goals for ataxia? Therapy Goal #1: Improve stability in the trunk and hips to improve efficiency and reduce falls and collisions. TheraTogs undergarments are designed to compress the body and to resist vertical stretch. Together with selected strapping applications, they deliver a customized body hug with vertical joint compression […]

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