SPIO Compression Shirt - Short Sleeve
The Upper Body Orthosis with Short Sleeves assists with upper extremity stability/function and sensory deficits. It is deal for those with Hypotonia, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Athetosis, Rett Syndrome, Autism, and Sensory Processing Disorder.
- Assists with primary awareness deficits in upper extremity and trunk
- Positive impact on shoulder/arm stability and function
- Can be combined with pants or unitard to provide double layer compression to the shoulder, trunk, hips, and pelvis while providing single layer compression to the arms and legs.
- Single Layer
- Zipper back neck closure
- Long sleeves to provide complete coverage of arms to wrist
- Designed to fit snug over hips
SPIO garments have a compression rating of 4mmHg
Stabilizing Pressure Input Orthosis (SPIO) assists patients with stability and proprioceptive deficits through deep pressure. Since deep pressure appears to be an important somatic input for balance and movement control, SPIO is designed to provide and enhance deep pressure sensory input around and toward the midline of the body to improve dynamic stability and postural activation.
SPIO provides even circumferential deep pressure throughout the area of the body that it covers. Deep pressure has a calming effect on the sensory system. And unlike weighted products, SPIOs can be worn continuously all day and have no break-in period.
SPIO is made of a unique lightweight Lycra blend fabric. The multi-directional stretch provides comfort with a strong rebound, aids in compression, is breathable, and comfortable to wear. We offer a variety of systems. If there is a system you would like but don't see listed, please contact us to see how we can meet your needs.
SPIO’s should be washed at least every other day to ensure proper compression. Machine wash with mild detergent in warm or cold water and hang to dry. SPIO fabric is treated to be hydrophilic, or to attract moisture away from the skin. Fabric softeners absorb onto the surface, negating the hydrophilic finish. Therefore, we DO NOT recommend treating your SPIOs with fabric softeners. 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.
Please note that each individual is unique and results may vary. It is suggested SPIO be used with the recommendation of a clinician. The use of a SPIO orthosis is contra-indicated by patients who have heat-triggered seizure disorders, and/or lycra or neoprene allergies.
Measure and fit a SPIO Compression Shirt
Please note: Size 41's and sizes in the 70's have been discontinued as of July 2017. We will continue to sell while we have the sizes available. All other sizes will be continued. Some sizes may take up to 28 days for delivery.
Fitting Help Videos
Intro to Measuring and Fitting a SPIO