DMO shorts

DMO shorts

DMO shorts/leggings are a dynamic fabric device designed to re-align the legs and activate muscles to encourage the correct posture. They work by using dynamic fabric with specifically located panelling to provide structure, support and stimulation. DMO shorts/ leggings aim to improve lower limb function (including the pelvis) through the unique neuro-sensory system.

What are the indications for use of DMO shorts/leggings?

There are many indications for using DMO shorts/leggings. These include:

  • Pelvic instability
  • Low muscle tone
  • Excessive rotation of the hip
  • Pain associated with the pelvis
  • Knee hyperextension
  • Mild drop foot
  • Tremors

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for DMO shorts/leggings please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are DMO shorts/leggings often used for?

DMO shorts or leggings can be used for the following conditions:

  • Ataxia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s
  • Huntingdons Chorea
  • Hypermobility

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for DMO shorts please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of DMO shorts or leggings?

There are many benefits that come from using DMO shorts or leggings. These include:

  • Pelvic stability
  • Increased mobility
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved gait
  • Improved proprioception
  • Improved muscle function
  • Reduced rotation of the hip joint

There are many benefits using DMO shorts or leggings to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be recieve DMO shorts/leggings?

The process to receive DMO shorts/leggings would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring
  • Fitting
  • Review

DMO shorts are custom made to your measurements and specifications. Your orthotist will complete an assessment, observing your ability and needs for the device. They will also take a series of measurements. Using the information gathered they will then discuss the need for and location of reinforcement panels. The completed assessment will then be submitted to the manufacturer for your bespoke shorts to be made. On completion you will meet with your orthotist to ensure the fit is perfect and the shorts are comfortable.

How do I arrange an assessment for DMO shorts?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email

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