Lycra vests

Lycra vests

Lycra vests work to align the arms, shoulders and upper torso. They provide a flexible pull upon targeted areas of the body whilst maximising the user’s awareness of their body’s position in space. They can provide a positive influence in muscle tone reducing unwanted or uncontrolled movements.

What are the indications for use of a lycra vest?

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

  • Poor proximal stability
  • Poor postural control
  • Abnormal tone
  • Altered sensory perception and proprioception

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

What conditions are lycra vests often used for?

Lycra vests are often used for conditions including:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hypermobility
  • Stroke
  • Muscular sclerosis
  • Cerebellar ataxia
  • Developmental disorders
  • Neuromuscular conditions

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

What are the benefits of lycra vest?

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

  • Increase proprioception
  • Improve trunk control
  • Combat high tone
  • Encourage use of targeted muscles
  • Stabilise the shoulder
  • Provide support
  • Allow for flexibility
  • Realign the body to allow improved biomechanics
  • Improve posture

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

What types of lycra vests are available?

Types of lycra vests that may be used include:

  • DMO Vest
  • Jobskin SDO Vest

What is the process to be receive a lycra vest?

The process to receive a lycra vest would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring
  • Fitting
  • Review

Every lycra vest is made bespoke to your needs and measurements therefore your orthotist will take a series of measurements to ensure the best fit possible. Your lycra vest can also be personalised to your style using different colours and patterns.

How do I arrange an assessment for a lycra vest?

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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