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Redruth TR15 1SS

DMO dorsiflex sock

Provides

The DMO Dorsiflex Sock is designed to lift the foot up during walking and running (active dorsiflexion). This sock will improve incorrect walking patterns and provide additional uplift for patients with reduced strength. 

Effective for
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stroke
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
Provides
  • Increased sensory awareness
  • Improved walking pattern
  • Increased dorsiflexion
Features
  • Reinforcement panelling for strength and stability
  • Compression fabric provides the perfect balance between flexibility and support
  • Optional open or closed back
  • Optional open or closed toe

This product is custom made for a perfect fit. All fastenings, openings and reinforcements are individually prescribed according to your needs and preferences. To be worn under clothing.

DMO Orthosis

DMO Medical offers a comprehensive range of dynamic movement orthoses designed to aid the neurological and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal and postural conditions.  We pride ourselves on innovation and research in order to produce world leading products which improve quality of life for those we serve.

Our team of expert clinicians work closely with leading medical professionals to ensure that each product is suited to the needs of the individual. We provide a tailored, personal service from consultation to fitting.

Our orthoses work using strategically placed panelling which positions the body into improved postural alignment. This new biomechanical state combined with enhanced proprioception, stimulates and adjusts the neuro-sensory system, training muscles to work with improved tone, strength and performance.

All these benefits work towards a single goal – to improve function and encourage independence for the user.

Clinical information

This study on the sock was completed as part of an MSc by Seline Bridges MSc MCSP.

Background and Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of dynamic Lycra socks on function, gait performance and energy expenditure in children with cerebral palsy.

This study on the sock was completed as part of an MSc by Seline Bridges MSc MCSP.

Method: Six participants, aged 6 years to 14 years (male = 3, females = 3) and with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, were recruited. A repeated measures design was used, with participants being tested with the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), the Edinburgh Visual Gait Score (EVGS), the Physiological Cost Index (PCI) and the 10-metre walking test before and after intervention. Each participant received a baseline test, was then provided with lycra socks and was re-tested 6 weeks later. During this period participants used their socks for 6-8 hours a day.

This study on the sock was completed as part of an MSc by Seline Bridges MSc MCSP.

Results: Improvements in function were seen on one or both dimensions of the GMFM in five out of six children and the five children showed improvement in their EVGS. However these results were not significant. PCI and 10-metre walking tests results suggested that children had significant changes (p>0.05) with immediate use of the socks but no real change in barefoot at the end of 6 weeks.

This study on the sock was completed as part of an MSc by Seline Bridges MSc MCSP.

Conclusion: In this population, participants showed improvements in function and gait performance when wearing the lycra socks but this was not the case when the socks were not in use.

  1. the style of sock has been slightly modified since this research to include 20° dorsiflexion into the base pattern. This further enhances the effect.

Ref: The effects of dynamic socks in ambulant children with cerebral palsy: a pilot study.

Bridges S, Mayston M, Peirson J (2004) MSc in Neurophysiotherapy 2003/4 University College London

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