Dynamic Movement Orthosis (DMO) Suit
We have teamed up with Boston O&P and DMOrthotics to be able to provide a pediatric DMO Suit. The DMO is relatively new here in the states; it was designed in the UK. DMO stands for Dynamic Movement Orthosis and is used to help align shoulders, hips, and torso and provide biofeedback. It is made up of a material similar to Lyrca and uses reinforcement panels to provide support.
The DMO Suit can be used for a wide array of diagnosis:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Retts Syndrome
- Spina Bifida
- Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (or similar)
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Developmental Disorders
- Postural Scoliosis
The DMO Suit will provide the following:
- Core Stability
- Biomechanical Feedback
- Improved Posture
- Dynamic Balance
- Better Muscle Function
- Better Muscle Tone
The Process Of Obtaining a DMO Suit:
To get a DMO Suit you will need a prescription from a physician and make an appointment with our Orthotist Steve Brill, he has been trained by Boston O&P to measure and fit the DMO Suits. At this first appointment, Steve will perform an evaluation on the child’s overall posture, muscle tone, alignment, and range of motion. This will all factor into the type of reinforcements that he will add to the suit. At that same appointment, he will take about 30 detailed measurements of length, circumference, and width, as this suit is made custom to the child. You will have a choice of base color, thread color, and reinforcement color; click here to see color choices. Once we have the measurements and color choices we can send all information to the manufacturer. Since they are based in the UK and it is custom made, it may take 4-5 weeks for the suit to come back. Once the suit is in, we will call you to make the fit appointment. At this appointment we will make sure the suit fits properly and show you how to don and doff the brace.
What to Expect the Fit to be:
These suits are expected to be snug, if not tight. The whole mechanism of the suit anchors around the hip and pelvis area. At this spot, the suit will be the tightest. There are usually zippers around the crouch area to allow for diaper change if need be. Sometimes there are zippers up the legs and arms to help with donning and doffing. The most important zipper is the back zipper (which you pull last); this brings the whole suit together and encourages good posture.
You can request an appointment if you have a prescription.
We’ll confirm your request within one business day.