SPIO Upper Body Orthosis Short Sleeve Shirt
The SPIO Upper Body Orthosis Short Sleeve Shirt | Available in Michigan USA
The SPIO Upper Body Orthosis Short Sleeve Shirt assists with upper extremity stability/function and sensory deficits. It is deal for those with Hypotonia, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Athetotic, Rett Syndrome, Autism, and Sensory Processing Disorder.
SPIO Short Sleeve Shirt Use:
Measure each child according to the Sizing Guidelines for a good fit, never select a size for your patient based on “eye-balling” the SPIO® Orthosis. When donning the UBO Shirt, make sure you have the sleeves turned properly so they are not twisted. This can cause a bad fit in the armpit area.
Assists with primary awareness deficits in upper extremity and trunk
Positive impact on shoulder/arm stability and function
Can be combined with pants to provide double layer compression to the shoulder, trunk, hips, and pelvis while providing single layer compression to the shoulder and legs.
- Single Layer Lycra/Nylon Fabric
- Silicone Elastic
- 100% Latex-Free
- Available Colors: Black
Tips for a Correct Fit
For a good fit, measure each child according to the Sizing Guidelines; never select a size for
your patient based on eye-balling the SPIO.
You should be able to place your hand between the child’s body (in the trunk area) and SPIO
and feel significant resistance when you pull your hand away from the child’s body.
Approximately an inch resistance is adequate. More and it’s too loose, less and it’s too tight.
When donning the shirt
Make sure you have the sleeves turned properly so they are not
twisted. This can cause a bad fit in the armpit area. The hem of the shirt should fit over the
bottom and end at the trochanter. Un-zip the shirt and, if the child is able, have the child step
into the shirt and then feed the arms through the sleeves.
When donning the vest
Attach one shoulder strap and the same side panel to the neoprene
back. With the child sitting or lying on their back, slide the child’s arm through the fastener
opening and attach the other shoulder strap. The child can be standing, sitting, or lying down
on their back, depending on the child’s comfort level. Place the child on their stomach on
your lap or on the floor (sitting, standing, or kneel-stand are also possible). To attach the side
panel, pull the vest down over the hips and wrap the panel snugly around the child. Fasten
the crotch strap so it is snug, not tight.
The crotch strap is designed to prevent the vest from
riding up. The vest should fit snugly and firmly. You may have to adjust it a few times after the
initial donning to optimize the fit. If you slip your hand under the abdominal area, with proper
tension, you should feel a snug compression.
- SPIO’s should be washed at least every other day to ensure proper compression.
- Wash in mild detergent in warm or cold water and hang to dry.
- Abuse, altering, or undue rough wear and tear will void the warranty.
- This includes improper washing and drying in a dryer.
- The fabric is not fire resistant so the items are not recommended for use at night.
The SPIO Upper Body Orthosis, Short Sleeve Shirt | Available in Michigan USA