Fine Motor Skills– Handwriting, Keyboarding, Feeding

Fine Motor Skills– Handwriting, Keyboarding, Feeding

It feels like a stabilizing hug. A simple intervention that can do so much! Wearing a OTvest, denim weighted vest, can help those who struggle with fine motor skills, such as handwriting, keyboarding, drinking from a cup or holding a spoon, comb, or toothbrush, buttoning or fastening one’s clothes, coloring, cutting with scissors, or putting […]

Mailing Payment for an OTvest

Mailing Payment for an OTvest

PURCHASE ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED and can be emailed to otvest@otvest.com or faxed to 269-324-2012. If you are mailing payment, include the order form–(or this information on your own sheet of paper)  indicating the size and quantity you want to order (or mark information at the bottom of this payment form), with a check made to […]

Tourette’s Syndrome, Tics

Tourette’s Syndrome, Tics

When we feel better, we do better, and that’s what is seen when wearing the OTvest! A simple intervention that can do so much. The Tourette Association of America makes the suggestion for wearing a weighted vest for those with sensory processing difficulties, often associated with Tourette’s Syndrome.¹ The occupational therapist who designed the OTvest […]

Alternative to Medication, Movement, and Proprioceptive Input

Alternative to Medication, Movement, and Proprioceptive Input

“IT FEELS GOOD,” and When We Feel Better, We Function Better — and That’s What We See with The OTvest! The OTvest is a simple, non-invasive, alternative holistic intervention that can do so much! When using the OTvest™, denim weighted vest to address problems with inattention, anxiety, restlessness or agitation, medication may still be necessary […]

Hippotherapy, Equine Therapy, Therapeutic Riding

Hippotherapy, Equine Therapy, Therapeutic Riding

The OTvest™ denim weighted vest provides trunk stability and calms while engaging in hippo therapy, equine therapy or therapeutic riding! Hippo-therapy is administered by an occupational or physical therapist who have been trained specifically to use a horse in therapy. The therapy goals of special needs individuals are achieved by using the movement of the […]

Movement Disorders, Tremors, Spasms, Cerebellar Ataxia, Parkinson’s Disease, Balance Problems

Movement Disorders, Tremors, Spasms, Cerebellar Ataxia, Parkinson’s Disease, Balance Problems

The OTvest™ denim weighed vest can benefit those with movement disorders such as cerebellar ataxia (spinocerebellar ataxia), ataxic dysarthria, dystonia, athetoid cerebral palsy,Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other balance problems due to lack of body awareness in space or cerebellar damage. As the information sheet from the National Ataxia Foundation describes, “Affected individuals might notice difficulty knowing where […]