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SPIO - Deep Compression Clothing

SPIO or 'Stabilising Process Input Orthosis' is a dynamic compression system that assists with stability and provides feedback through deep pressure and tactile stimulation. Simple to use, easy to put on and care for, and conforms precisely to your child's body. Designed to be worn all day, has no break-in period, and allows for growth. The breathable fabric is anti-microbial and moisture-wicking. SPIO has shown to be effective with kids of all ages:

  • Syndromes such as Retts, Angelmans and Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy, Athetoid, Ataxia, Quadriplegia, Spastic Diplegia, Hemiplegia
  • Instability issues
  • Hypertonia and Hypotonia
  • Brachial Plexus injuries
  • Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder
  • And related developmental delays and disabilities

SPIO garments have a compression rating of 4mmHg. 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.

PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer able to sell Spio products to Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Paraguay, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan.

Spio Size Chart

Spio Product Guide

Spio Letter of Medical Necessity for Autism

Tips for a Correct Fit

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. When donning the vest, attach one shoulder strap and the same side panel to the neoprene back. With child sitting or lying on their back, slide the child’s arm through the fastened 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.
    5. When you receive the SPIO try it on first before you decide it’s too small. It will look too small but may not be. If it is the same size as the child’s regular t-shirt, it is too big, and you are not getting any compression.
    6. After donning the SPIO, watch the child’s reaction to the SPIO. If they get red marks under their arms, or on their skin at the sides, it may be too small, and you will want to exchange the SPIO for next larger size.
    7. If the inside seams irritate the patient, you may turn the SPIO inside out. If you need additional help with fitting, please contact us at help@sensorysmart.co.uk
  • SPIO Wrist Hand Orthosis Compression Glove - Deep pressure - sold as single

    SPIO Wrist Hand Orthosis Compression Glove - Deep pressure - sold as single

    1 color available

    The SPIO Wrist Hand Orthosis assists with fine motor control, increased stability, decreased hypersensitivity, and sensory awareness in the hand a...

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