Battling Hypotonia

I wanted to share a little hack in the life of low tone or Hypotonia.

My son Kenai has a pretty severe case of hypotonia due to his rare genetics. He is getting so much stronger but it’s still something we fight daily.

His physical therapist mentioned studies showing where compression suits actually help quite a lot in aiding the tone to strengthen or increase. There are certain suits you can purchase but lets be honest, nothing in the special needs category is cheap by any means. This is why I wanted to share what we’ve done to help Kenai!

I bought a good, strong spandex type of leggings from the thrift store of all places for $3. I cut a leg off to the length needed, folded them in half, cut half circles for arm holes & then stitched together near the bottom for the leg holes. I’ve also made little shorts this same way to help combat “frog legs” or the W sit. It has helped Kenai so much & saved us literally hundreds of dollars. Hope this can help someone else,too!

Author: kasstu

I am a wifey & have been with my husband since 2001, we have 5 amazing kids who I have been able to stay home & raise. Life is a constant lesson & I'm thankful for the growth. Trying to remember to see the good in all things & to trust my journey. 💚

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