There are many types of scoliosis detected each year with 10 – 15 years old the most common age for diagnosis (SAUK, 2022). Scoliosis is a condition that affects the spine and is when it curves to the side in a twisted way which can affect patients walking patterns, sitting patterns and appearance (SAUK, 2022).
Sometimes scoliosis has no root cause and at times it can be related to neuromuscular conditions or syndromes, every patients presentation is different (SAUK, 2022).
Our clinicians may see patients with generalised conditions such as Muscular Dystrophy or Cerebral Palsy but can also be asked to assess patients with a localised condition, maybe a Spinal cord injury. We are also asked to assess and prescribe our scoliosis suits to those people who develop scoliosis with no known cause (idiopathic).
Scoliosis would be diagnosed and examined regularly by a scoliosis specialist within your multi-disciplinary team. Within your multi-disciplinary team, a dynamic movement orthosis (DMO®) may be prescribed to help manage some of the associated symptoms of your scoliosis. We have two scoliosis suits that have patented reinforcements that help with: sensory feedback; encouragement of correct muscle function; pain relief and corrective spinal curve realignment, all of which can help reduce and/or slow down the progression of the spinal curve.
Our DMO® scoliosis suits are completely customisable for the perfect fit and the exact patients needs.
SAUK (2022). Scoliosis: Know the facts. Available from: https://sauk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/know-the-facts.pdf Date accessed: [07/03/2022]
DMO® Custom Postural Scoliosis Suit
DM Orthotics Ltd has two Scoliosis Suits in its range, the DMO® Custom Postural Scoliosis suit and the DMO® Custom Structural Scoliosis Suit. Specifically designed to help with the management and reduction of Neuropathic and Idiopathic Scoliosis curves. The DMO® Custom Postural Scoliosis Suit has been designed to correct spinal curvature in clients with Neuropathic flexible, manually correctable Scoliosis curves. Strategically placed panelling re-aligns the pelvis, trunk and shoulders to provide improved spinal alignment, balance and proximal core stability. Unlike traditional rigid splinting this design improves balance, posture and stability whilst also allowing range of movement. 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.
DMO® Custom Structural Scoliosis suit
The DMO® Custom Structural Scoliosis Suit is for patients who have more advanced Scoliosis. The DMO® Custom Structural Scoliosis Suit is specifically designed to help the management and reduction of Neuropathic and Idiopathic Scoliosis curves. The DMO® Custom Structural Scoliosis Suit has been designed to correct spinal curvature and rotation. Unlike traditional rigid splinting, this design can assist with the reduction of rotation which occurs in Neuropathic and Structural Idiopathic Scoliosis.
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