Athetoid/Dyskinetic CP

How can TheraTogs help in the management of ADCP (Athetoid/Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy)? The presence of continuous, uncontrolled movements interferes with the acquisition and maintenance of postural control and with effective limb use. Because postural control – the ability to sustain a posture while attending to and engaged in a purposeful activity – is the foundation […]

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TheraTogs opens a 'door' for a child with Autism

“TheraTogs brought my baby Emily back to me,” said Emily’s mother, Linda. “It was as if she was in a room with a door cracked open. Any information we were trying to get to her would have to make it through the little tiny crack. However, once TheraTogs came into play, that door flew right open.” […]

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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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Dystonic CP

Dystonia is an extrapyramidal subtype of dyskinetic cerebral palsy (CP) in which involuntary movements occur due to dysfunction of the basal ganglia in the brain. How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of dystonic CP? The presence of uncontrolled movements interferes with the processing of somatosensory information from muscles, joints, and skin, with the  acquisition […]

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Typical and Atypical Development- 4 month old infant

From our good friends at Pathways.org. Learn about typical and atypical development in 4 month old. Additional resources can be found at Pathways.org.  

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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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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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