SPIO is the manufacturer of flexible compression bracing and orthoses that work on the principal of the link between deep pressure and proprioception. The SPIO concept was originally invented and designed by seamstress Cheryl Allen and therapist Nancy Hylton while looking for a way to mimic the deep pressure sensory information received through hands-on deep pressure therapy.
The compression garments they designed were developed for children who suffer from impaired motor function or neuromotor deficits and benefited from physical stability and postural control. Since its initial design by Cheryl Allen the SPIO compression orthosis range has been incrementally refined and enhanced but the compression orthoses significantly improved children’s ability to control movement and bear weight through the trunk and lower extremities.
Today, clinics, orthotists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and doctors in dozens of countries make use of SPIO’s orthoses. Made with a high quality, specially milled fabric that is lightweight, wick-able and breathable, the SPIO orthoses provide a stronger compression ratio than other products.