Harry - patient with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
When asked what word he would describe DM Orthotics and the DMO® Suit, Harry’s dad replied: “Revolutionary”.
Harry has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) a neuromuscular condition that causes progressive muscle weakness. Owing to the lack of the dystrophin protein, muscle fibres break down and are replaced by fibrous and or fatty tissue causing the muscle to weaken gradually.
Harry’s DMD means he easily gets tired when walking, sitting or with any general movement. Additionally, with his weaker muscles and hypermobility, this puts considerable additional strain on his back and hips, causing his back to arch forward significantly (increased lumbar lordosis).
After several months of using his new orthoses, Harry now finds that he doesn’t get as tired as easily as before, giving him extra energy to enjoy time with his family and friends.