Lycra leggings

Lycra leggings

Lycra leggings are made to measure garments which aim to improve function and stability of the lower limbs and trunk. Reinforcement panels can assist the user further by providing targeted support to a specific area. Lycra leggings can also be made to any desired length depending on your needs.

What are the indications for use of lycra leggings?

There are many indications for using lycra leggings. These include:

  • Low spinal muscle tone
  • Low pelvic tone
  • Abnormal tone
  • Altered proprioception
  • Hyperextension of the knees
  • In toeing (internal rotation of the feet)

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

What conditions are lycra leggings often used for?

Lycra leggings are often used the following conditions

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Lower limb impairments
  • Hypermobility

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

What are the benefits of lycra leggings?

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

  • Improved lower limb function and stability
  • Improved posture
  • Realignment of lower limbs
  • Activation of core muscles
  • Improved pelvic stability
  • Reduced external hip rotation
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved muscle function
  • Reduce knee hyperextension
  • Improve proprioception

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

What types of lycra leggings are available?

Types of lycra leggings that may be used include:

  • DMO Leggings
  • Jobskin SDO Pants

What is the process to be receive lycra leggings?

The process to receive lycra leggings would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring
  • Fitting
  • Review

To ensure your lycra leggings provide you with the best support possible your orthotist will need to take a series of specific measurements. These will be used to create your bespoke garment, your orthotist will also discuss with you the need for additional reinforcement panels or adaptations to the leggings. All of our lycra garments can be personalised to your own style using different colours and patterns within the materials.

How do I arrange an assessment for lycra leggings?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email office@orthotics.co.uk.

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