DME

Research

DM Orthotics is renowned around the world as an innovator. We aspire to maintain consistently high standards and are always looking ahead, to see what advances can be made for our future. It is our goal to continually find innovative and pioneering developments which will ultimately benefit the people we endeavour to help.
 
The very essence of DM Orthotics started with a single vision to create invaluable solutions to difficult problems and empower those who live with them. The answers are always out there, it is just up to us to seek them out.
 
This is why research and development is fundamental to everything we do. Whether it is investigating innovations in materials or looking at new models to improve efficiency in service, it is important for us to explore every avenue and every eventuality to ensure the best possible result.
 
We look in all directions, taking the best technological attributes from the past and present, as well as looking to what is being developed for the future, continually writing a creative and inspiring narrative for ourselves and translating it to those we wish to help.
 
We believe that there is a solution to every problem and that problems should not get in the way of life. We strive to make the seemingly impossible possible, allowing lives to be fulfilled to their greatest potential.
 
Martin Matthews - Managing Director, DM Orthotics
 
Case Study: Use of Dynamic Movement Orthosis to provide compressive shoulder support for children with brachial plexus palsy.
This case study evaluated the effectiveness of a custom-fitted shoulder Lycra® orthosis, and its ability to support and improve limb function during active wear using the Wolf Motor Function Test. Results suggests that the Lycra® Dynamic Movement Orthosis supported the shoulder during functional task and optimized active strength distally in the wrist and elbow.
 
Case Study: The use of dynamic Lycra® Orthosis in the treatment of scoliosis.
The use of dynamic Lycra® orthoses in the treatment of neurological scoliosis offers the advantage of deformity correction without the bulk and discomfort of rigid braces. Recent clinical experience has shown that Lycra® Orthosis suits have had a positive effect in the treatment of scoliosis.
 
Case Study: The Use of a Dynamic Elastomeric Fabric Orthosis to manage painful shoulder subluxation.
The case report provides an account of a young man with a painful sub-luxed shoulder as a result of a manual handling injury.  A dynamic movement shoulder orthosis was prescribed to provide physical support and facilitate physical activity. Full recovery was achieved within a relatively short period of time after orthotic prescription.
 
The role of dynamic elastomeric fabric orthoses in aiding the management of peri-partum pain.
A case study indicating the possible benefits of Dynamic Movement Orthoses pregnancy shorts upon peri-partum pelvic pain. 
 
Spinal bracing for the child with neurological dysfunction: is the future rigid?
The use Dynamic Movement Orthoses can provide a viable opportunity to manage scoliosis management by providing an improved cosmetic, improved compliance and a truly dynamic option to the rigid bracing used for the last 30 years since the introduction of the rigid/ semi-rigid scoliosis brace.
 
The effects of dynamic elastomeric fabric orthoses on children with cerebral palsy
The phase 1 exploratory study aimed to establish proof of concept of the effects of dynamic movement orthoses on the gait of children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. Statistically significant intervention-related improvements in gait velocity and gait consistency were identified respectively in 5/8 and 4/8 subjects. This study indicates that DMO leggings can confer beneficial effects on the gait of some children with spastic diplegia resulting from cerebral palsy.
 
An evaluation of the effects of a dynamic Lycra® orthosis on arm function in a late stage patient with acquired brain injury.

The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a dynamic Lycra® orthosis in the management of upper limb paresis in a late stage stroke patient. The findings suggest that a Lycra® orthosis may have some beneficial effects on upper limb function late after brain injury.

Evaluation of DMO on arm function , late stage client with ABI