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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Postural Problems

How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of children with flexible kyphosis and/or lordosis? TheraTogs undergarments and strapping systems are designed to sustain gains in functioning joint alignment that are made either actively or with unforced manual facilitation. The undergarments provide a gentle, mechanical assist and attachment sites for strapping that shortens the long muscles […]

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Strength Deficit

Weakness is defined as a lack of strength and the inability to generate normal voluntary force in a muscle.[1]  It is a feature of several neuromotor disorders that are characterized by faulty movements, altered muscle tone, and postural and joint malalignments – the latter a causative factor without neural concerns. [2],[3],[4]  Weakness is a also common aspect […]

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Typical and Atypical Development- 4 month old infant

From our good friends at Pathways.org. Learn about typical and atypical development in 4 month old. Additional resources can be found at Pathways.org.  

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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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Balance Deficit

Posture control is fundamental to the efficient performance of all activities of daily living . Difficulty maintaining balance occurs in several neuromotor conditions. Please refer to the following list for a discussion of the condition-specific role of TheraTogs in the management of balance deficit: Ataxia ADHD SMD (commonly known as SPD) Hypotonia Cerebral Palsy Brain […]

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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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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Up to 50% of children and adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) exhibit motor abnormalities including altered balance. Cerebellar dysfunction may contribute to the minor postural deficits seen in ADHD children.[1] How can TheraTogs contribute to ADHD management? We suggest using TheraTogs to address the issues of Developmental Coordination Disorder in ADHD (see discussion below). […]

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