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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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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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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Spina Bifida (Myelodysplasia)

Spina Bifida is the most common permanently disabling birth defect, with approximately 8 babies born each day in the United States. Functional outcomes vary with the location of the lesion and the injury to the nerves. How can TheraTogs contribute to the management of children with Spina Bifida? If you can correct a postural or movement […]

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Perception-Action (PA) Therapy

(Formerly Tcharnuter Akademie for Motor organization – TAMO) P-A holds that perception is an active process of seeking information about the environment through all available sensory channels. All human senses can thus be considered as perceptual systems. [1] A perception-action loop is one in which perception guides actions which are necessary for gathering the perceptual […]

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