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Case Studies

Our case studies showcase the positive impact orthotics can have.
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Meet Alex

A case study on our DMO leggings

Alex has classic Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which causes his body’s connectives tissue and its collagen to become fragile and stretchy (https://www.ehlers-danlos.org/what-is-eds/).

Before wearing his DMO leggings Alex would be in a tremendous amount of pain causing him to cry out in the night and quickly become unsettled. His condition also caused him to hyper extend his lower body which could often cause him to lose his balance on one leg as well as on some days, two.

Since Pam, our clinical specialist, prescribed Alex with his DMO leggings Jacqui has reported that he rarely complains of lower limb pain and often experiences the benefits of his orthoses even when he isn’t wearing them, due to the carry over effect from the strategic panelling and biomechanical reinforcement.

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Chloe

Meet Chloe

A case study on our Scoliosis Suit

Chloe was diagnosed with Scoliosis at the age of 11 and at the time there was very little information available about the condition. We saw a spinal surgeon and were told that there were no alternative treatments and that surgery would be the only option once Chloe got older.

We searched for something that could help Chloe as she was in so much pain. She had physiotherapy for a period of time but they recognised that they were not specialists in Scoliosis. I found DM Orthotics later, through someone whose son had been receiving Lycra Orthosis treatment for a different condition and rang Martin. He was extremely supportive about Chloe’s situation and agreed to meet.

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hannah

Meet Hannah

DM Orthotics remove need for medication for Ehlers Danlos patient

Hannah Ensor has Hypermobility Type Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). She is a cartoonist and runs her own company, Stickman Communications. A bright sense of humour and tenacious ambition have seen her turn her stickman characters, used to communicate how she was feeling during a time in hospital, into a unique and creative business helping people worldwide better understand disability.

Read on to hear how Hannah describes her experience of using Dynamic Movement Orthoses and how she no longer needs medication for her conditions.

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Janet

Meet Janet

A case study on our DMO glove

Janet had a stroke in 2015 and her right side was severely affected.  This impacted significantly on her ability to perform daily activities due to a tremor and reduced stability of her right upper limb.

She was keen to gain a repeat prescription of a DMO glove in order to remain as independent as possible.  She has found that wearing her DMO orthosis enables her to take part in daily activities such as controlling her electric wheelchair, using gym equipment and knitting, with greater confidence and control.

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Sam

Meet Sam

A case study on our E-Step

Sam had a stroke at the age of 4. He lost the use of his right side and was hospitalised for 3 months. He had to learn to walk again and began intense physiotherapy immediately. It was an extremely difficult time for us. We found out about DM Orthotics very early on and Sam started using a DMO Suit.

As he got older and stronger he moved on to using DMO Shorts and a DMO Long-sleeved glove for his arm. He used both hinged an fixed AFO’s for about 3 years for his foot and ankle but he was finding them too restrictive. More recently he started using a DMO Dorsiflex sock which gave him much more flexibility.

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