Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Dynamic Movement Orthoses®, DMO®s, have been seen to help manage the symptoms of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) by helping patients maintain their mobility whilst improving posture and alignment also by assisting to maintain posture and alignment. DMD according to the NHS website “a child with Duchenne MD may:
· have difficulty walking, running or jumping
· have difficulty standing up
· be unable to climb the stairs without support (NHS, 2021)”
All patients with DMD will present differently and our DMO® trained clinicians will always prescribe a product that they think will provide the patient with the greatest benefit. From looking at patient trends the most popular products used to help patients with DMD include the DMO® suit and DMO® sock or the DMO® shorts.
NHS (2021). Types Muscular Dystrophy. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/muscular-dystrophy/types/ Date accessed: [27/02/2023].
DMO® Custom Suit
The DMO® Custom Suit is designed to align the shoulders, torso and hips. It improves symmetry and assists stabilisation of the trunk and spine. The DMO® Suit gives a non-restrictive and highly effective level of support to maximise postural stability. The DMO® Suit also aids distal control and positively influences muscle tone to enhance function. Our custom dynamic movement orthoses® are fully made-to-measure and are bespoke to you. It is a patient specific prescription provided by a prescribing clinician. Our DMO® custom orthoses come in a range of colours and with a wide range of reinforcements to help support and control movement, tailored to the individual’s needs. Custom products also let customers have their own openings, zips, toileting etc to make it easier for daily life.
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