Orthotic garment systems are dynamic orthoses, which work on the principal of providing sensorimotor input, improving postural alignment and stability while allowing active movement skill training. Orthotic garment systems are used very effectively in conjunction with physiotherapy to treat low muscle tone, decreased core strength and poor truck control, as well as correcting flexible scoliosis, excessive hip rotation and knee hyperextension. Orthotic garment systems are worn discreetly under your child’s clothing, and the time spent wearing the orthotic garment system is increased gradually over time.
Orthotic garment systems are effective for the following conditions:
There is a wide range of orthotic garment system available in the market, and each system has different features and costs. As your child is an individual and has different needs, it is important when purchasing any orthotic garment system that a multiple of factors are carefully considered before you decide which one best suits your needs.
At My Favourite Physio, we have expert experience in using Theratogs, DMO and Second Skins. Based on our individualised assessment of each child, a recommendation is made for the appropriate orthotic garment system. Each system is used in conjunction with ongoing physiotherapy intervention to maximise the benefits of our treatment program. Orthotic garment systems are customised to your child so that we focus on the specific areas and positions of strengthening and support required.
The Orthotic garment systems prescribed by My Favourite Physio are customised to each individual, and direct from licenced distributors. Each orthotic garment orthoses would allow for growth over a period of 9-12 months. The support, re-alignment and sensorimotor input achieved when wearing orthotic garment systems will increase core muscle strength and stability to allow exponential gains in gross motor skills and goal attainment.