Lycra shorts and pregnancy shorts

Lycra shorts and pregnancy shorts

Lycra shorts aim to improve pelvic stability, lower limb functionality and posture by activating core muscles and realigning the legs. Lycra pregnancy shorts specifically target the pelvic instability and associated pain caused by the hormone Relaxin.

What are the indications for use of lycra shorts?

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

  • Pelvic instability
  • Abnormal tone
  • Altered proprioception
  • Back and pelvic pain
  • Impaired walking patterns

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

What conditions are lycra shorts often used for?

Lycra shorts can be used for the following conditions:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Parkinson’s
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Ataxia
  • Low spinal muscle tone
  • Stroke
  • Huntington's Chorea

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

Lycra pregnancy shorts are suitable for those within the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy.

What are the benefits of lycra shorts?

There are many benefits that come from using Lycra shorts. These include:

  • Back support
  • Pelvic stability
  • Pain relief
  • Improved posture and stability
  • Reduced hip rotation
  • Increased proprioception
  • Improved muscle function

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

What types of lycra shorts are available?

Types of lycra shorts that may be used include:

  • DMO Pregnancy Shorts
  • DMO Shorts
  • Jobskin SDO Shorts

What is the process to be receive lycra shorts?

The process to receive lycra shorts would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring / Casting
  • Fitting
  • Review

Both lycra shorts and lycra pregnancy shorts are bespoke and require your orthotist to undertake an assessment to ensure an accurate garment is made specific to your needs. Within this assessment your orthotist will take a number of measurements as well as discuss requirements for added reinforcements.

How do I arrange an assessment for lycra shorts?

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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