Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

January 15, 2016

Physical therapist, Jessica Cornman, completes Theratog course

Physical therapist, Jessica Cornman DPT is now a certified TheraTog fitter.  

TheraTogs‚Ñ¢ are FDA-registered Class I medical devices.  According to their website, TheraTogs‚Ñ¢ are orthotic garment systems designed to provide gentle, prolonged muscle stretch and alignment guidance that replicates the manual positioning and supervised therapy that the rehab clinician offers in a typical session.  The clinician uses TheraTogs‚Ñ¢ to extend the benefits of this all-too-short (and probably too infrequent) rehab session into the client‚Äôs daylong activities ‚Äì and the client gains thousands of additional repetitions in corrected functional alignment or postural position. The biomechanical or sensorimotor principles behind a TheraTogs garment-and-strapping application are thus the same principles that supported the therapy session that preceded it. TheraTogs serves as ‚Äúbody training underwear‚Äù that is customized by the clinician for the wearer‚Äôs specific needs.  In short: 

Therapeutic principles/protocols expressed via garments + strapping = Wearable Therapy

Jessica shares, “I found the course very beneficial in developing a greater variety of treatment strategies for both torso and postural impairments as well as for developing a greater variety of strategies for lower extremity in-toeing and out-toeing.”   

The Child and Family Development physical therapy team of 6 providers offers free phone intakes and screens.