Mechanisms of Action

TheraTogs™ orthotic systems are comprised of elasticized undergarments and a selection of straps that can be applied to the body and limbs to help to carry on the effects of a successful therapy session into daily life. The primary premise for deciding whether TheraTogs systems are appropriate for any client is this: If the clinician […]

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Science of TheraTogs: Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of the anatomy of movement with a focus on muscle recruitment strategies used in executing – and optimizing – functional tasks. Effective muscle action depends upon the status of brain function, somatosensory input, and postural control or stability maintaining functioning postures. Optimum muscle function occurs in the presence of optimum joint […]

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Science of TheraTogs: Postural Control

Postural control is balance – the ability to maintain balance in a posture while attending to, and engaged in, a task. Postural control emerges on the basis of an innate necessity to gain and maintain upright postures, and is achieved and refined in all functioning positions and postures during the first 10 years of life, […]

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Science of TheraTogs: Somatosensory Processing & Modulation

The somatosensory system uses nerve endings and receptors embedded in skin to detect tactile (touch) information about body contact with the environment and with objects, and uses endings and receptors embedded in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joint surfaces to receive proprioceptive information about body position in space and body segment positions relative to each other. […]

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Science of TheraTogs: Biomechanics

Biomechanics is the science and study of and the influences of forces imposed upon the body while maintaining postures and during movement. The field of biomechanics examines the effects on motions and energy cost of such factors as the features of body alignment, the base of support (BOS), the location of the body center of […]

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Science of TheraTogs: Neural Plasticity, Cortical Mapping & Massed Practice

The central nervous system continually adapts to repeated experiences by creating neural connections and tracts. This process is fundamental to sensorimotor development, [1] to the acquisition of skills in maintaining balance and completing tasks, and to rehabilitation efforts.[2] Developing infants learn to learn by engaging in immense and varied repetition – i.e. practice – of […]

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Science of TheraTogs: Physiologic Adaptation

The capacity of growing bone, muscle, ligament, connective tissue, and all other soft tissues to adapt to use history is well known, while the physiologic mechanisms that operate to effect the adaptations remain under investigation. Scientists are using new imaging technologies to observe tissue microstructure and to appreciate changes under various conditions or use. [1,2] […]

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