Science refers to the pursuit of knowledge. Science follows systematic methodology based on evidence (past and hypothesized). The Science of TheraTogs is defined by clinical knowledge and rehabilitation methods and outcomes. Since a diagnosis presents with specific symptoms (indications), understanding the science of how and when to apply TheraTogs systems is key to effective strategies and outcomes. Below is a systematic separation of the critical pieces that are the basis and the science behind TheraTogs and the science employed when TheraTogs are used.
Built on Science, Supported by Research
TheraTogs Mechanisms of Action
TheraTogs systems are a rehabilitation strategy/tool for enhancing orthopedic development and neuromotor training. Want to know more? Dive into the details, starting with an overview of the mechanisms of action that TheraTogs leverages to improve your clinical outcomes.
Science-Based Approaches to Rehabilitation
TheraTogs are based on principles drawn from a number of established rehabilitation approaches, all of which are firmly rooted in science:
- Movement System (Sahrmann) Approach– Shortening long muscles to allow them to work in shortened state. Learn More Here
- PNF Approach- Joint compression to stimulate coactivation of postural muscles. Learn More Here
- NDT Approach– Focusing on the trunk as the foundation for organized limb use. Learn More Here
- Perception-Action (formerly TAMO) Approach– Compression to increase and organize sensory input and body awareness. Learn More Here
- Sensory Integration Approach – Focusing on motor control theories with an emphasis postural models, incoming sensory modulation and learned skills . Learn More Here
Connecting the Dots
Academic references supporting postural control, muscle balance/imbalance, movement strategies and assessments are one series of dots on the clinical path. Another series of ‘science dots’ is literature supporting dynamic splinting, bracing, kinesiotaping and serial casting. Clinical literature focusing on motor neuron and brain activity specific to disease processes, vestibular and visual connection to posture and kinesthetic sense is another series of dots supporting clinical strategies.
Want to learn more? Start with the science of TheraTogs:
Technical fabric and straps are designed to promote postural control, support muscle balance and guide movement strategies. The technical fabric and straps are customizable to meet age appropriate therapy milestones.
Indications & Diagnosis
The clues and prompts presented by postural position and resting positions, relative point of flexibility at the joint and pathomechanics governs specific treatment protocols. The garments and straps are a tool or adjunct to the treatment protocols.
Observing movement strategies provides information on muscle imbalance. Applying the garment and straps is a strategy (musculoskeletal) affecting change in resting postures, positional strength, and age-appropriate joint alignment.
Case Studies & Success Stories
Clinical summaries and case studies provide key clinical observations on the application of the garments and straps. Outcome measures test whether the system altered specific therapeutic goals. Clinical Summaries and Case Studies are the genesis for clinical research.