A lot of children have benefited from wearing an elastic system called TheraTogs. This system is an exo-muscular system that the typical patient will eventually wear about sixteen hours in one day. TheraTogs are made of an inner foam layer and adjustable Velcro straps. Most systems are worn under the clothes. They come in a variety of sizes and lengths. TheraTogs are used for many different reasons, but the results are very similar. You may choose to use these to promote joint or bone development, improve posture, and improve motor performance for therapy sessions. While these systems can be very expensive some insurance do pay for reimbursement.
This design of the TheraTog system is a new design. It connects the tank top of the system directly to the thigh and hip. This type of system has its own advantages. This version provides automatic compression to the hips and torso. This version is very good for balance problems. It can be used for children that have multiple sclerosis. This can be helpful for those children that have ADD and/or Autism that respond well to deep compression.
BPI Rehab Support System
This TheraTog product is usually applied to a single arm or shoulder. It will correct various misalignments in the shoulder, arm, elbow and/or forearm. These are good to use for a post-operate case. This also will help the child with posture problems.
This assistive device is a single or combined unit of the gait trainer and/or sleeper unit. This one attaches to the foot and can be used to properly position the ankle and feet. This one is used to correct in toe walking and also is used for multiple sclerosis.
Full Body System
This was the first version out and is used to help children with severe complex neuromotor disorders. This would include cerebral palsy. This TheraTog system includes the tank top, foot extensions, and the AntaxiTogs.
In all of these systems the TheraTogs are designed to pull the muscles back to the correct positions. They have been quoted as like “bringing the physical therapist hands home”. TheraTogs can be a wonderful and useful tool for those children that have mobility issues. They can be used for small jobs or complete body jobs.