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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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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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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Diplegic Cerebral Palsy (CP)

The diplegic type of CP is distinguished by the main anatomic distribution of involvement in the muscles of the trunk (usually low toned) and lower limbs (progressively high-toned). Though the incidence is declining, diplegia occurs in about 35% of the CP population. [1] How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of children with diplegic CP? […]

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