DM Orthotics helps a new World Champion to gold, silver and bronze at the 2017 World Para-Athletics Championships
Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medallist Kadeena Cox MBE can now add World Champion to her list of accomplishments as she takes home a gold, silver and bronze medal from the London 2017 World Para-Athletics Championships.
Kadeena ran in the 400m, 100m and 200m and got her gold, silver and bronze medal respectively with the 400m, her specialist event, cementing her with her World Champion status.
For over 2 years Kadeena has been wearing hand-made orthoses manufactured by DM Orthotics and is currently their platinum brand ambassador. “Although I struggled the night before the 400m due to my condition (Multiple Sclerosis) I knew I had a good team around me who would help me get me into the best shape I could be so that I could still perform. It’s not just the team that helps me prepare it’s my DMO products too – my sleeve especially helps to control the movement and spasms in my arm so I can power through right up to the end of my race” said Kadeena.
DM Orthotics orthoses help both children and adults with a range of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions such as Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis (MS), of which Kadeena has suffered from since 2014.
Managing Director, Martin Matthews said: “We’ve been helping patients with a wide range of neuro-muscular conditions such as MS for over 10 years and were extremely happy to help Kadeena when she approached us back in 2015. Kadeena uses our socks, vest, shoulders and glove, all of which have strategic panelling and proprioceptive properties to improve her body alignment and to enable her to perform at her best”.
DM Orthotics has supported athletes and individuals of all ages for over 10 years and continues to develop new products and conduct clinical research studies to provide patients with the reassurance and medical knowledge about how their products work and can help them regain their independence.
Kadeena is part of team DMO, an athletic sponsorship programme created by local Cornish manufacturer of medical rehabilitation orthoses, DM Orthotics. DM Orthotics design and manufacture their medical orthoses in Redruth, Cornwall, and export to over 25 countries. Their medical orthoses use proprioceptive input and strategic biomechanical panelling to align the body improving patient’s quality of life, whilst for some people having a positive effect on controlling pain.
Regarding Team DMO Kadeena said “Without DM Orthotics and Team DMO I don’t think I would be able to compete and run the way I do as there are so many benefits to wearing their orthoses, even after you’ve taken them off! The carry-over from my glove, socks and all my orthoses for that matter mean that even the day after I have worn it I can still feel the benefits and still regain control over my body. The support from Team DMO is also second to none and means I am get the best of both worlds in the form of athletic and medical support”.