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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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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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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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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