Stabilizing Pressure Input Orthosis

The SPIO concept was originally invented and designed by a seamstress called Cheryl Allen in the early 1990’s. Her son was one of Nancy Hylton’s patients and Cheryl wanted to mimic the deep pressure sensory information her son received through Nancy’s hands during therapy.
Since its initial design by Cheryl Allen the SPIO compression orthosis has been incrementally refined and enhanced SPIO compression orthoses works on the principal of the link between deep pressure and proprioception. According to Hylton, “Even though this very thin and flexible bracing system has the appearance of a standard shirt and unitard combination, the combination of the natural characteristics of the construction material and the specific compression ratios provides very precise sensory information, which appears to be quite helpful and organizing to children with several different sensorimotor involvements.” Hylton N, Allen C. The development and use of SPIO Lycra compression bracing in children with neuromotor deficits. Pediatr Rehabil. 1997 Apr-Jun;1(2):109-16. The SPIO compression orthoses range were developed for children who suffer from impaired motor function and benefited from physical stability and postural control.&nbs;

 Products 

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WHO – Wrist Hand Orthosis

  • Glove that helps improve tactile exploration and accuracy.
  • Improves fine motor control and reduces hypersentivity.
  • Stability in the soft tissue of the hand/wrist is improved by the glove.

Characteristics

  • Single layer of lycra/nylon.
  • High quality, specially milled fabric.
  • Lightweight, wick-able and breathable.
  • Compression maintained after continued use.
  • High rebound properties.
  • Strong neutral memory.
  • 100% latex free
  • Open fingers.
  • Can be custom made to include fingers.
  • Sold as a single unit not in a pair.

Indications for use.

  • Hemiplegia
  • Rett syndrome
  • Autism
  • Athetoid
  • Spastic Quadriplegia
  • Sensory dysfunction

Sizing and specifications

  • Available in Made to Measure garments
  • 7 different off the shelf sizes.
  • Colors: royal blue, black and white.
arm-sleeve
Arm Sleeve.

  • Full arm stability.
  • Improved upper limb awareness.
  • Improved upper limb coordination and neurological response.

Characteristics

  • Single layer of lycra/nylon.
  • High quality, specially milled fabric.
  • Lightweight, wick-able and breathable.
  • Compression maintained after continued use.
  • High rebound properties.
  • Strong neutral memory
  • 100% latex free.
  • Extends from the upper arm down to the wrist.

Indications for use.

  • Hemiplegia.
  • Bracial Plexus injury.
  • Sensory dysfunction.
  • Cerebral Palsy

Sizing and specifications.

  • Available in Made to Measure garments.
  • 12 different off the shelf sizes
  • Color: black
ubo-long-sleeve
UBO – Upper Body Orthosis

  • Assists in primary sensory dysfunction.
  • Positive influence on arm and shoulder stability.
  • Promotes upper extremity function and stability.

Characteristics

  • Single layer lycra/nylon.
  • High quality, specially milled fabric.
  • Lightweight, wick-able and breathable.
  • Compression maintained after continued use.
  • High rebound properties.
  • Strong neutral memory.
  • 100% latex free.
  • Zipper back.
  • Silicone elastic at the hem.
  • Long/short sleeves version available.

Indications for use

  • Sensory dysfunction.
  • Autism.
  • Rett sundrome
  • Hypotonia.
  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Athetosis.
  • Down syndrome

Sizing and specifications.

  • Available in Made to Measure garments.
  • 12 different off the shelf sizes.
  • Color: royal blue, black and white.
tlso-vest
TLSO Vest

  • Used to assist with Shoulder/trunk/hip stability.
  • Improved body awareness.
  • Better postural control, balance and coordination.

Characteristics

  • Double layer lycra/nylon.
  • High quality, specially milled fabric.
  • Lightweight, wick-able and breathable.
  • Compression maintained after continued use.
  • High rebound properties.
  • Strong neutral memory.
  • Micro perforated neoprene.
  • 100% latex free.
  • Perforated neoprene back panel.
  • Adjustable shoulder and crotch straps .

Indications for use

  • Hypotonia.
  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Down syndrome.
  • Sensory processing disorder.
  • Autism.
  • Muscular atrophy.
  • Athetosis.

Sizing and specifications

  • Available in Made to Measure garments.
  • 12 different off the shelf sizes.
  • Color: black, royal blue and white.
lso-abdomal-wrapper
LSO Abdominal Wrap

  • Assists with trunk and hip stability.
  • Increased body awareness.
  • Better postural control.
  • Enhanced balance and coordination.
  • Provides neurological feedback.
  • Helps with activation and stabilization of poor core muscles.

Characteristics

  • Double layer lycra/nylon.
  • High quality, specially milled fabric.
  • Lightweight, wick-able and breathable.
  • Compression maintained after continued use.
  • High rebound properties.
  • Strong neutral memory.
  • 100% latex free.
  • Perforated neoprene back panel.
  • Fabric ribbing.

Indications for use

  • Severe axial hypotonia.
  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Down syndrome.
  • Autism.
  • Ataxia
  • Athetoid Quadriplegia.
  • Spinal muscular atrophy.
  • Benign anterior horn disease.

Sizing and specifications

  • Available in Made to Measure garments.
  • 9 different off the shelf sizes
  • Color: black, royal blue and white.
lbo-knee
Leg sleeve

  • Stability in the entire lower limb.
  • Improved lower limb awareness.
  • Improves lower limb coordination.
  • Provides improved neurological feedback.

Characteristics

  • Single layer of lycra/nylon material.
  • High quality, specially milled fabric.
  • Lightweight, wick-able and breathable.
  • Compression maintained after continued use.
  • High rebound properties.
  • Strong neutral memory.
  • 100% latex free.
  • Silicone elastic at hem to reduce migration.

Indications for use

  • Hemiplegia
  • Sensory dysfunction.
  • Cerebral palsy.

Sizing and specifications

  • Available in Made to Measure garments.
  • 15 different off the shelf sizes.
  • Color: black.

 

quest
Quest

  • Spio TLSO with two removable paraspinal rigid stays that can be heat molded and removed.
  • Added low-profile stability for patients requiring sagittal support.
  • Helps with patients that have poor core muscle activation.

Characteristics

  • Double layer lycra/nylon.
  • High quality, specially milled fabric.
  • Lightweight, wick-able and breathable.
  • Compression maintained after continued use.
  • High rebound properties.
  • Strong neutral memory.
  • Micro perforated neoprene.
  • 100% latex free.
  • Polycarbonate stays.

Indications for use

  • Hypotonia.
  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Down syndrome.
  • Muscular atrophy.
  • Athetosis.
  • Sensory processing disorder.

Sizing and specifications

  • Available in Made to Measure garments.
  • 12 different off the shelf sizes.
  • Color: black

Characteristics

  • Double layer lycra/nylon.
  • High quality, specially milled fabric.
  • Lightweight, wick-able and breathable.
  • Compression maintained after continued use.
  • High rebound properties.
  • Strong neutral memory.
  • Micro perforated neoprene.
  • 100% latex free.
  • Polycarbonate stays.
expedition
Expedition

  • SPIO TLSO with a flexible and moldable posterior X-Panel that offers rigid trunk support.
  • 2 different dimension panels for varied support plus a pair of rigid stays included.
  • Wearer experiences abundant and continuous sensory stimulation via the compression offered by the orthosis.

Indications for use

  • Hypotonia.
  • Joint laxity.
  • Don syndrome.
  • Tonic dysfunction.
  • Spina Bifida.
  • Cerebral Palsy.
  • Torticollis.

Sizing and specifications

  • Available in Made to Measure garments.
  • 12 different off the shelf sizes.
  • Color: black.
odyssey
Odyssey

  • SPIO TLSO with a moldable aquaplast back panel.
  • Back panel extends with wings at the sides hugging the wearer and giving added lateral trunk support.
  • Extends down to the sacro-coccygeal junction.

Indications for use

  • Varying degrees of hypotonia

Sizing and specifications

  • Available in Made to Measure garments
  • different off the shelf sizes
  • Color: black