We love DMO!
Our team highly recommend DM Orthotics Lycra suits! We are trained in measuring, fitting and measuring for alterations for their off-the-shelf and custom-made Lycra suits and shorts. We know talented occupational therapists who are trained to measure and fit DMO Lycra assistive gloves and work jointly with them to enable to the best outcome for the superhero. We like adding customised panels to the suits we order, to target or inhibit specific muscle groups, enabling maximum function and FUN!
Benefits of DMO suits
At BBP, we typically measure and fit short arms and legs Lycra suits, sleeveless suits, or abduction shorts. These suits are practical, do not show when the client is dressed, and can be worn for long periods of time throughout the day. They also come in a huge range of colours, and you can choose several in one suit! One of our clients has her own ‘super-girl’ Lycra suit in red, gold and blue that helps her sit up in her wheelchair! She loves it so much, she leaves it on display on hot days!
Low muscle tone
We love using DMO suits for children who have low muscle tone, or hypotonia in their trunk. These children have to work hard to sit up, using up lots of energy! DMO suits help to activate the right muscles to hold the trunk up straight, and wearing one helps these children to function with learning, playing and socialising by making anti-gravity positions more efficient.
High muscle tone
Children with high muscle tone, or hypertonia, can benefit significantly from DMO suits which help to ‘dampen’ and inhibit unwanted and involuntary movements. We find that our superheroes with DMO suits and high tone are able to carry out purposeful movements with more fine motor control when wearing their suit. Seven-year-old Audrey has quadriplegic CP with lots of dystonia, but her DMO suit gives her superpowers and she can bang the drum in music lessons when wearing it!
Get in touch with us to find out if a DMO suit can help your superhero.