Stabilizing Pressure Input Orthosis (SPIO™) assists patients with stability and proprioceptive deficits. SPIO™ offers different product styles that provide deep compression and may be covered by insurance providers.
SPIO™ systems were designed by Cheryl Allen, a mother of two children with tone, movement, and severe sensory processing disorders, and Nancy Hylton who is a Physical Therapist, Licensed Orthotist, and the mother of a son with cerebral palsy. SPIO™ is owned by Dynamic Family Services - a consortium of nonprofit organizations that are collaborating to help children with special needs reach their full potential. Current members of this consortium include: Children's Therapy Center, South King Early Intervention Program, Dynamic Orthotics and SPIO™. One hundred percent of profits from SPIO™ are directed back to Dynamic Family Services to help children with special needs reach their full potential. SPIO™ systems are protected under U.S. Patents #5782790 and #5957873 and are registered with the FDA as a Class 1 Medical Device.
The earliest experiences in flexible compression bracing began in the mid 1980’s. However, it wasn’t until 1994 that deeper exploration of this therapeutic tool began. Cheryl Allen, parent of Brian, a boy receiving physical therapy treatment, was on a quest to find a material that could “mimic” the deep pressure sensory information that physical therapist Nancy Hylton was providing through her hands to Cheryl’s son. Read more...
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