Lycra Orthoses

Lycra orthoses

Lycra orthoses come a variety of different forms including suits, vests, leggings, gloves and socks. Each device is made to measure to ensure a close fit which helps to improve stability, function, movement control and proprioception.

Our lycra orthoses services

DMO postural scoliosis suit

The DMO Postural Scoliosis Suit is designed for those with scoliosis caused by poor posture or low tone. It is constructed using the wearer’s measurements in dynamic materials providing a close fitting supportive device. Through the use of reinforced panels balance, stability and posture are improved.

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Lycra arm gauntlets

At Orthotics UK our experienced team are able assess for and provide lycra arm gauntlets. These are custom made lycra garments which can help with tone management and proprioception difficulties. Additional reinforcement panels enable arm and hand posture and movement to be controlled or corrected.

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Lycra gloves

Custom made lycra gloves are worn to assist and improve movement and control of the wrist and hand caused by tremors, abnormal tone or altered alignment. At Orthotics UK our experienced orthotists will work with you to establish your needs and design your glove/s accordingly.

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Lycra leggings

At Orthotics UK our custom made lycra leggings are designed to be worn by those who wish to improve their leg and trunk function and stability. We are able to customise designs for your needs including the length of the leggings and reinforcement panels to provide targeted support.

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Lycra shorts and lycra pregnancy shorts

At Orthotics UK we are able to provide custom made lycra shorts aimed at improving lower limb function and alignment, posture and pelvic stability. We also offer pregnancy specific lycra shorts designed to support pelvic instability and associated pain.

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Lycra shoulder orthoses

At Orthotics UK we are able to provide custom made lycra shoulder orthoses which support just one or both shoulders. Lycra shoulder supports are low profile enabling them to be worn comfortably under clothing. Reinforced panels work to stabilise and support the shoulder joint and reduce pain.

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Lycra socks

Orthotics UK is able to offer custom made lycra socks to support conditions affecting the foot, ankle and lower leg. Depending on your requirements specific reinforcement panels and other adjustments can be made to ensure support and control is appropriately provided.

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Lycra spinal wraps

Lycra spinal wraps are a low profile orthotic solution designed to provide increased control over tone in the trunk, core stability and relieve pain. At Orthotics UK our lycra spinal wraps are custom made and reinforced to provide bespoke support for your requirements.

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Lycra suits

Lycra suits are designed to provide maximal postural stability. The suits are custom made which provides directed compression to improve proprioception, through the use of specific reinforcement panels increased support and targeted tone control.

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Lycra vests

At Orthotics UK our custom made lycra vests are designed to support the arms, shoulders and trunk, improve posture and have a positive influence on tone. This is achieved through the use of reinforcement panels which can be customised to provide targeted support.

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Paediatric lycra devices

At Orthotics UK we provide custom made lycra types of orthotics for children. They work by providing compression and support to aid stability, tone and control. As each garment is individually made they provide a perfect fit and are constructed in accordance to the child’s needs and requirements.

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What are the indications for use of a lycra orthoses?

There are many indications for using a lycra orthoses. These include:

  • Abnormal tone
  • Tremor
  • Altered sensory perception
  • Poor postural control
  • Hypermobility
  • Difficulty controlling limbs

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a lycra orthoses please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are lycra orthoses often used for?

Lycra orthoses are used for a variety of conditions including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Developmental disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders

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

What are the benefits of lycra orthoses?

There are many benefits that come from using lycra orthoses. These include:

  • Improved postural stability
  • Improved limb control
  • Improved proprioception
  • Improved coordination
  • Improved sensory feedback
  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced tremor

There are many benefits using a lycra orthoses to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive a lycra orthoses?

The process to receive a lycra orthoses would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring
  • Fitting
  • Review

To help assess whether you would be suitable for a lycra orthoses you will have a discussion with your orthotist about your requirements. The assessment will also include measuring your range of movement, muscle strength and tone as well as other areas specific to your needs. If it is decided that a lycra orthoses is suitable the orthotist will take a number of different measurements. Using the information gathered your garment will then be made to measure to provide a perfect fit.

How do I arrange an assessment for a lycra orthoses?

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

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