“Spina bifida is when a baby’s spine and spinal cord does not develop properly in the womb, causing a gap in the spine. Spina bifida is a type of neural tube defect. The neural tube is the structure that eventually develops into the baby’s brain and spinal cord. The neural tube starts to form in early pregnancy and closes about 4 weeks after conception. In spina bifida, part of the neural tube does not develop or close properly, leading to defects in the spinal cord and bones of the spine (vertebrae)” (NHS, 2020).
Spina Bifida is a condition that can also present with Scoliosis meaning a DMO® Scoliosis suit can provide patients with help maintaining posture and management of any scoliosis which is present. The way in which DMO® products can help patients with Spina Bifida depends on the patients presentation and the level of which the spinal cord is affected.
People with spina bifida can benefit from using our orthoses to help improve their posture and stability.
NHS (2020). Overview Spina Bifida. Available from: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/spina-bifida/ Date accessed: [27/02/2023].
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. This device has been certified in accordance with OEKO-TEX Standard 100.
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