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Sensory Dynamic Orthosis

Sensory Dynamic Orthosis (SDO)

The Sensory Dynamic Orthosis (SDO) is a made to measure product, designed and produced to the finest detail to provide dynamic compression to increase sensory and proprioceptive feedback and provide musculo-skeletal support.

This lycra garment can assist and lead to motor learning and neural integration.

Through the use of a SDO providing constant support and sensory information the patient is given the effect of therapeutic handling for the time that the garment is worn.

Clinical observations and studies have shown that people with abnormal muscle tone have a capacity for achieving control over movement when suitable feedback is provided. With adequate musculo-skeletal alignment and postural stability and control, functional performance is enhanced.

The evidence available shows that wearing the SDO leads to an improvement in positioning, posture and function. This is thought to be due to the stimulation of the somatosensory and musculo-skeletal systems leading to changes in tone; postural alignment, improved proximal stability and improved biomechanical advantage for muscle activation and enhancement of learning strategies.

The excellent stretch quality of the Lycra material used in the fabrication of the SDO can provide and improve:

  • Sensory and proprioceptive feedback
  • Musculo-skeletal support and alignment
  • Postural control and proximal stability
  • Quality of movement
  • Function

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