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DMO neonate suit

Provides

The DMO Neonate Suit is designed to alleviate many of the difficulties faced when caring for pre-term infants, such as difficulty to settle and poor trunk and head control.
 

Effective for
  • Pre-term infants
  • Sensory seeking infants
Provides
  • Improved posture
  • Sensory feedback
  • Improved trunk control
Features
  • Adjustable hook and loop straps
  • Compression fabric body to ensure a close, comfortable fit with full movement
  • Available in a range of colours
  • Available in standard sizes and made to measure
  • Allows for easy nappy changing
  • Leaves arms and legs free
  • Neonate Suit stock sizes

NE01 – Neonate 9 months
NE02 – Neonate 12 months
NE03- Neonate 18 months

Category:

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

It has been suggested that, by increasing proprioception, spatial awareness can be improved, (Clarke & Watson 2005).

The severely handicapped preterm infant can often be challenging to handle, difficult to settle and hard to feed. Many respond well to being swaddled. Through this they are receiving improved proprio- ceptive feedback and spatial awareness.

Other research indicates that it may be possible that the use of compressive orthoses could have an effect on the electromyographic traces within muscles (Mayston 2004).

Studies carried out have shown that the neonate suit appeared to provide proprioceptive and sensory feedback to the brain, resulting in improved postural stablity and symmetry immediately the suit was put on. In addition it is felt that the use of the neonate suit led to improved feeding and prevented the need for gastrostomy.

Ref:(Matthews, Grant, Morrison 2006).

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