DM Orthotics ‘Godsend’ for six-time Paralympian
DM Orthotics are proud to announce a new member to the ever successful Team DMO. Jeanette Chippington MBE is a six-time Paralympian who competed in Rio 2016 as part of Paralympics GB, taking the first ever, gold medal in para-canoeing.
Jeanette who was paralysed by Transverse Myelitis at age 12 had been using the company’s trademark, DMO Suit to help manage a shoulder injury prior to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and has now become an official endorser for DM Orthotics.
Jeanette comments on the suit’s effectiveness,
“The suit pulls my shoulder back slightly to realign me and set it in the correct position. It realigns my whole posture and sets my pelvis in a neutral position to help me avoid other injuries. Using it in conjunction with physio has completely solved my shoulder pain. It’s a Godsend!”
Jeanette has forged an extraordinary Paralympic career, which began as a para-swimmer in Seoul in 1988 and won 12 medals across consecutive games through to 2004. In 2016 she reinvented herself as para-canoeist winning the gold in the Paralympic debut, Women’s KL1 200m.
DM Orthotics Managing Director, Martin Matthews commented on Jeanette’s arrival to Team DMO,
“Jeanette has had an outstanding Paralympic career to date. We are really proud to have her on-board, she is a great inspiration.”
Jeanette continues to take part in high-level competition as a para-canoeist and will compete at the Para-Canoe European Championships on 10th – 17th July and then the Para Canoe World Championship on 19th – 26th August.
DM Orthotics is proud to support a number of high profile GB Paralympics athletes including Kadeena Cox who won four medals across two sports at Rio 2016.