Donna Twose, Kinesiolgist
I’m a kinesiologist at Niagara Children’s Centre, and I had to drop you a line. I did a (low tech) videotape analysis on a little guy with and without TheraTogs. He is a fairly involved bright child, uses a Kaye walker, has pelvic instability and rotational difficulties, contributing to significantly obstructed swing phase with toe drag, and toe strike with knee flexion at initial contact. With TheraTogs, he immediately demonstrated the following:
- Improved knee extension at initial contact
- Appropriate foot progression angle in stance
- Improved pelvic stability so no pelvic drop at toe off
…Which combined with significantly less internal rotation, allowed foot clearance during swing phase. There was a mild improvement in pre-swing knee flexion, which I believe may be related to the improved transverse plane alignment of the trailing limb allowing for better forefoot stability for unlocking the knee prior to push-off.