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, one of our clinical specialists, 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.
Jacqui has said “his teachers have commented how ‘steady’ he is and no longer fear him stepping on others or losing his balance. Alex has not fallen in the last 12months resulting in his usual trip to A&E to be glued! Alex runs and plays football with his friends and has the confidence to climb climbing frames, hop, run and jump around. Previously he was fearful in case he injured himself or the activity hurt. When he is not wearing his DMO Alex no longer hyperextends his knees, rotates his legs in or sticks his bottom out to maintain his posture. Alex stands in a beautiful midline symmetrical position.”
The DMO leggings have been designed to improve lower limb function and posture whilst increasing core and pelvic stability. They provide pelvic stability, improved posture and improved muscle function. The leggings, alike the majority of our DMO products, are custom made for a perfect fit. All fastenings, openings and reinforcements are individually prescribed according to the patients needs.
When asked if she would recommend DMO products to anyone in the future Jacqui said “yes, as a mother but also as a professional (I am a physiotherapist). I have recommended the use both personally and professionally to people with hip and lower back pain, those with dysphaxia and co-ordination issues. A gentleman who I see professionally was falling 7-8 times a week, since the implementation of DMO his falls now reduced to 2-3 in 6 months! Another girl I know who has vascular EDS and constant shoulder, wrist and finger dislocation wears a long vest incorporating a shoulder wrap and gloves….no episodes since!”
“Yes (I would recommend DMO products), as a mother but also as a professional (I am a physiotherapist). I have recommended the use both personally and professionally to people with hip and lower back pain, those with dysphaxia and co-ordination issues”
Jacqui, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist with adults with a Learning Disability and mum to Alex.