Improved sitting alignment and stability can improve visual attention to tasks and hand use at school, in therapy sessions, and at home. The new TheraTogs Sit-Up System improves correctable sitting posture and stability quickly, easily, and effectively, and can be applied over clothing in less than a minute.
Indications & Applications
- Somatosensory processing deficits that interfere with postural alignment and stability in sitting
- Sensory- or stability-seeking movements in sitting seen in some children with ASD or DCD and that reduce
with manual facilitation
- Flexible lumbar kyphosis that is either actively or manually correctable without force
- A need for assistance in core strengthening by facilitating lumbar extension during therapeutic exercise activities
The Sit-Up System features two thigh cuffs and a strong, elastic TogRite™ muscle-assist strap that helps the weak iliopsoas muscle to extend the lumbar spine and to abduct and laterally rotate the hips, building a wider, more stable base of support with a more vertical pelvis.
The Sit-Up System offers significant immediate benefits:
- Mimics & maintains unforced manual facilitation of improved posture
- Provides flexible & comfortable postural support at the pelvis & hips where it matters most
- Reduces degrees of freedom to aid in gaining sitting balance by stabilizing the base of support
- Increases body awareness of the lumbar spine, hips, and pelvis
- Can be used at school, therapy, home, or office
- Worn over clothes – no privacy issues
- Snaps on or off quickly.
- Improved sitting posture
- Improved sitting stability
- Improved visual attention in the classroom or therapy session (Speech, OT)
- Improved hand use
- Improved lung capacity
|SU100||Sit-Up X-Small: Infant|
|SU200||Sit-Up Small: Infant to Pre-School|
|SU300||Sit-Up Medium: School-Aged Children|
|SU400||Sit-Up Large: Teens & Adults|
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TheraTogs systems are FDA Class I medical devices intended to be issued by, and applied under the supervision of, a licensed healthcare practitioner engaged in neuromotor training. TheraTogs systems are made of GoldTone – a proprietary composite fabric with foam backing made of an aqueous-based elastomeric urethane. TogRite strapping is elastomeric strapping with an inert, silicone-based grip surface. All materials and components of TheraTogs™ orthotic garment systems are latex-free in their manufacture and packaging.
TheraTogs™, Therapy You Wear™, TogRite™ and Wunzi™ are trademarks of TheraTogs, Inc. TheraTogs systems are protected by US Patents # 8,007,457 and 8,535,256 B2, and Canadian patent #2495769. Additional US and foreign patents pending.