Paediatric lycra devices

Paediatric lycra devices

Lycra devices can help and support children with a range of needs. As each device is made to measure it can be designed and manufactured specifically for each person. The Lycra can include specific areas of reinforcement and support with different configurations of zips and velcro fastenings being added for ease of wear.

What are the indications for use of a pediatric lycra device?

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

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

If you are unsure if your child would be suitable for a pediatric lycra device please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are pediatric lycra devices often used for?

Pediatric lycra devices are often used for the following conditions:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Scoliosis
  • Developmental disorders
  • Rett Syndrome

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

What are the benefits of pediatric lycra devices?

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

  • Improved postural stability
  • Improved movement control
  • Improved coordination
  • Improved proprioception
  • Improved sensory feedback
  • Increase or decrease muscle tone
  • Improved positioning of limb during functional tasks
  • Decreased pain
  • Prevent contractures
  • Prevent dislocations

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

What types of pediatric lycra devices are available?

Lycra devices are all custom made and can therefore be made to fit any child. There are a number of lycra devices specifically for children which include:

  • DMO Neonate Suit
  • DMO Night Positioning shorts

What is the process to be receive a pediatric lycra device?

The process to receive a pediatric lycra device would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring
  • Fitting
  • Review

To ensure your child’s lycra device provides the maximum level of support your orthotist will need to take a number of different measures. This will vary on the type of device selected for your child. The orthotist will also discuss with you the various options of fastening the device to make donning, doffing and toileting as easy as possible.

How do I arrange an assessment for a pediatric lycra device?

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

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