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DM Orthotics (DMO) has marked its fifteen years in business with a birthday party at its factory in Redruth.

Guests joined the company’s clinicians, business development, administration and manufacturing staff for the special celebration on 10 March – a milestone moment for founder Martin Matthews.

“I set up DM Orthotics in 2005 with 15 employees, including my father who was 70 at the time and who came out of retirement to help,” said Martin, an orthotic clinical specialist and honorary University of Plymouth professor who is now chairman of the board. “I’m very proud that the dynamic movement orthoses we design and make in Cornwall are improving the lives of children and adults with neurological dysfunction worldwide. DMO has established a global reputation for clinical research and innovation, becoming a household name for many families. We now have 55 members of staff and export to 26 countries.”

Dan Severn was an NHS physiotherapist when he first got to know about DMO and its products. He became part of the clinical team ten years ago and is now Chief Executive Officer.

“I have watched the company go from strength to strength over the last decade and am humbled to be part of a family-orientated business that is genuinely making such a difference to people’s quality of life.”

Emma Northover is Chief Financial Officer and the latest member of the DMO board.

“I joined the team as a director in December 2018, having worked for them on a consultancy basis since 2007,” said Emma. “Over the last fifteen years, the company has been supporting local employment as well helping adults and children worldwide manage their conditions. Their innovative approach is unprecedented and I look forward to new and exciting developments in the months and years ahead.”

DMO’s range of bespoke and ready-made orthoses are designed to help manage the physical effects of neuro-muscular conditions like Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, Dropfoot, Scoliosis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke and Multiple Sclerosis. The company has international distributors in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia and New Zealand.

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