Date of Award


Degree Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Charlie Parkhill

Second Advisor

Holly Grieves


TheraShield, LLC is a company producing products designed to increase comfort and maintain skin integrity while utilizing an unweighted harness system. TheraShield, LLC developed the product Harness Mates, which increase the surface area of contact points between the harness and skin reducing friction and shear, resulting in decreased risk of wounds and increased comfort for the client, as well as improved tolerance to time spent in the harness, allowing for an improved therapeutic response. Harness Mates come in 4 different sizes (long, wide, thick, narrow) to increase the versatility of usage. Harness Mates are designed to be impermeable, allowing to be washed and cleaned throughout usage. TheraShield, LLC is currently being used at all 3 locations of an outpatient neuro clinic called, The Recovery Project, located in southeast Michigan. TheraShield, LLC was created to design and develop products created to fill the need of protecting the largest organ on our body while increasing comfort for clients using harnesses.