Video: Stellar Results from First-Time TheraTogs Use

In this 1-minute before-and-after video, ABR’s Denmark Team shows a child with dystonic Cerebral Palsy with and without TheraTogs. The child demonstrates instantaneous functional improvement through improved structural integrity and re-alignment. Watch the video…

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Movement System Impairment Syndromes

Movement System Impairment Syndromes are the focus of an approach to physical therapy that was developed by Dr. Shirley A Sahrmann, PhD, PT and her associates at the Program in Physical Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri. The analysis and treatment of movement systems impairments are founded in principles of […]

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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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Intoeing and Out Toeing

Walking with the feet turned inward (intoeing) or outward (out-toeing) often raises concerns among parents of children with these walking patterns. These are excesses of the foot progression angle (FPA). Most physician dismiss these concerns if frequent falls due to tripping are not an issue, promising that the children can be expected to outgrow these […]

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Strength Deficit

Weakness is defined as a lack of strength and the inability to generate normal voluntary force in a muscle.[1]  It is a feature of several neuromotor disorders that are characterized by faulty movements, altered muscle tone, and postural and joint malalignments – the latter a causative factor without neural concerns. [2],[3],[4]  Weakness is a also common aspect […]

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Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)

Originated by Karel and Berta Bobath in the 1960s, NDT has since evolved to incorporate emerging theories of sensorimotor learning, and uses guided or facilitated movements as a treatment strategy to ensure correlation with input from tactile, vestibular, and somatosensory receptors within the body. These assumptions (among others) are inherent in NDT : Primary problems […]

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Using TheraTogs Systems Progressively

TheraTogs garment and strapping systems are so versatile, so customizable, and can be so immediately effective that we understand the temptation to correct many problems at once and to ask caretakers to follow through. Please do not try to do so. In the course of a single therapy session, therapists often wish they had more […]

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Brain Injury

Brain injury – following trauma, the growth of a tumor, tumor resection, and stroke – occurs after at least some sensorimotor development has occurred.  The presence of a period, or of completion of sensorimotor development distinguishes brain injury from cerebral palsy. Treatment for cerebral palsy involves habilitation – the fostering if optimum sensorimotor development. Treatment […]

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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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