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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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The Brain Injury Association of America has estimated that in the US alone, there are approximately 1.5 million people who sustain traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. Many people with TBI show evidence of cerebellar ataxia. How can TheraTogs contribute to rehabilitation of a person with sensorimotor impairment after a TBI? TheraTogs were designed to […]

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Stroke

Roughly 80 percent of stroke survivors exhibit hemiparesis, in which one side of their body (“hemi”) has a pronounced weakness (“paresis”). How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of stroke and resulting hemiparesis? TheraTogs were designed to enhance body awareness with compression, and to sustain the postural corrections that a therapist can effect without force […]

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Sensory Processing Dysfunction (SPD)

  How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of children with SPD? TheraTogs undergarments deliver the somatosensory input and gentle mechanical stability of a customized body hug. For children with sensory-seeking behaviors who settle down when held, this cozy hug usually has a calming effect. Strapping is available toimprove the alignment of the spine and […]

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Hemiplegic CP

Hemiplegia is a complex disorder that is compounded by the child’s ability to find strategies using the less affected extremities that compensate for the difficulties encountered on the affected side. The result is a progressive deterioration of function, size, muscle extensibility, and use-related bone growth and formation in the limbs on the affected side. How […]

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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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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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Cerebral Palsy (CP)

How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of children with CP? Competent limb use begins with trunk and pelvic alignment and control and adequate body awareness and sensory input.  Therefore, regardless of the CP subtype or level of severity, we recommend beginning to use TheraTogs garments to support the acquisition of  these fundamental, core components […]

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Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of ASD? TheraTogs systems can address the problems of postural control – the ability to sustain a posture while attending to and engaged in a purposeful activity – and hypersensitivity to tactile sensory input by delivering a cozy body hug that raises body awareness and […]

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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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