Our DMO® Custom Suit helps Luka to move more freely
Find out how Luka's Scoliosis Suit gives her greater awareness of her body and more control of it.
Luka has a condition that has yet to be diagnosed which causes muscle weakness, especially in her trunk area. The condition has led to a rare form of Neuromuscular Scoliosis, (curvature of the spine), as well as Hip Dysplasia where the hip joint is the wrong shape or the hip socket is in the wrong place. This causes greater wear and tear on the hip joint and an unusual gait.
Her mother says
“When Luka first put the suit on, she became more aware of her own body and her posture improved. The suit pulled her together giving her the extra strength she needed and over time she became more confidence and independent.”
Jakov's Scoliosis 'Superhero' Suit
Find out how our DMO® Custom Structural Scoliosis Suit helps Jakov stay active
Jakov was four when he first visited DM Orthotics in Redruth, UK. He has Scoliosis a condition where the spine twists and curves to the side caused by hypotonia the medical term for decreased muscle tone. This can often lead to a child feeling limp to hold, being clumsy or falling frequently. His mother Verdana says
“The suit improves Jakov’s posture and agility, it has made a big different to his life allowing him much greater freedom of movement and we have also noticed that he is much more confident, it has freed him to move however he likes, and he can now do whatever activity he wants.”
A testimonial about our DMO® Custom Structural Scoliosis Suit
Chloe was diagnosed with Scoliosis at the age of 11 and at the time there was very little information available about the condition. We saw a spinal surgeon and were told that there were no alternative treatments and that surgery would be the only option once Chloe got older.
We searched for something that could help Chloe as she was in so much pain. She had physiotherapy for a period of time but they recognised that they were not specialists in Scoliosis. I found DM Orthotics later, through someone whose son had been receiving Lycra Orthosis treatment for a different condition and rang Martin. He was extremely supportive about Chloe’s situation and agreed to meet.