A specialist Redruth-based company that has achieved global status for its made-to-measure medical product range is launching brand new stock-sized orthoses at Naidex, Europe’s largest showcase event for the disability sector.
First established in 2004, DM Orthotics (DMO) helps adults and children suffering from a wide range of neuro-muscular conditions like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), dropfoot, scoliosis, cerebral palsy (CP), stroke and multiple sclerosis (MS). Now, in a significant expansion, the company is branching out into off-the-shelf shoulder and shorts orthoses to improve patient stability.
DMO’s export manager and physiotherapist Pam Cowans has led on the shoulder stability orthosis.
“It provides similar benefits to our bespoke items, but is available in pre-determined sizes,” she said. “It’s been developed from extensive research and has a unique design that pulls the shoulders back, supports the shoulder blades and stabilises the shoulder joints – thereby providing greater comfort, improving posture and allowing more movement.”
DMO’s UK Clinical manager and Orthotist Patricia McCotter has led the new DMO stability shorts project.
“The shorts have been specially designed to aid lower limb function and posture whilst increasing core and pelvic stability” she said. “Anyone suffering from conditions that impact on walking patterns – including MS, CP and EDS – could benefit from the support they provide.”
DMO products are manufactured in Redruth using an elastometric fabric that ensures a close fit and helps build muscle tone. The company currently exports to 26 countries worldwide and members of the GB Paralympic team are ambassadors for the brand.
Naidex, which focuses on healthcare innovations for independent living, takes place at the NEC in Birmingham on 26 and 27 March.
For more information about DMO, visit the website.