A clinical assessment for Elements Lycra will be required by one of our specialist clinicians to ensure suitability and assess the correct Lycra device needed. Our specialist, fully certified clinicians are available at our new clinic location based in Minworth, Birmingham or available to travel to you to carry out a full assessment. A £50 assessment cost is required to access this service (There may be additional costs for travel expenses). The £50 assessment fee is refundable on purchase.
You can book a consultation with highly qualified clinicians for an assessment for Elements Body lycra, measuring and ordering of the product. Our clinicians will be able to guide you to the product that is required and you can choose from a range of styles and designs.
Elements Body is an orthosis made of Lycra fabric, composed of various panels. It is designed to give constant proprioceptive feedback through pressure and resistance. The function of Elements Body is to improve posture and stability. This is achieved by providing increased pressure to the body through a snug custom fit. By increasing the deep sensibility, proprioceptive feedback is increased. Various reinforcements can be selected to optimise flexion, extension, pronation and supination.
Recommended range of application
Elements Body can be used as a treatment to reduce increased tonus in neurologic conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Acquired Brain Injury, Acquired Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebellar Ataxia, Atherosis, Spinal Bifida, Stroke or Multiple Sclerosis. Elements Body can also be used in the treatment of joint instability and Sensory loss for the following conditions: Persistent Hyptonia, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility, joint laxity.
Measurement Measurements are taken ensuring they reflect a snug fit. The order is placed and Elements Body is custom fabricated. The lycra vest can be designed with reinforcements and fastenings as optional extras. The design is determined by the prescribing clinician. Elements Body is available in different colour combinations. Basic materials, reinforcements and stitching can all be chosen at the user’s preference.
Other information Advised minimum wearing time for Elements Body is 6 hours a day. At the beginning of treatment Elements Body should be worn for shorter periods of time, and gradually increased until the goal of 6 hours per day is reached. The maximum wearing time is 8-10 hours a day. Elements Body should not be worn through the night when the patient is sleeping.
If you have any questions please contact a member of the team using our online enquiries form to arrange a convenient assessment date and venue, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 07751 370949 for more information.
Elements Body is made to measure and requires a specialist assessment of the patient.