“DO IT YOURSELF” ENTRYPURPOSE: To create a simple device to help individuals with dropped head syndrome (DHS) maintain their head in the upright position. The “baseball cap orthosis” is made using a well-fitting baseball cap without an adjustment buckle in the back. The system consists of two bands with strips of Velcro at the end. One band is permanently attached to the back of the cap. That band is then be inserted under the clothing to a level below the rib cage. The second band functions as
The Adjustable Head Support is a padded head positioner with support legs designed to enable the head to be supported in prone, supine, or seated positions. The angle of support can be adjusted by altering the support legs. It may be useful for diagnostic testing, therapeutic massage, and cranial compression. OPTIONS: Extension legs are available. DIMENSIONS: Extension legs are five inches long.
Chin Switch Harness
------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- A thermoplastic chin switch holder worn on the chest. The switch is held on to the harness with Velcro and can be easily removed.
The Contour Twist Neck Pillow is a head and neck support cushion designed to properly align the head and neck during rest or sleep. This cushioned pillow can also be used for leg and lumbar support. Made of soft poly foam with bendable linkage inside, the pillow can be used to support other body areas such as the waist, lower back, and shoulders. DIMENSIONS: Available in 26 or 32 inches long. COLOR: Navy and ecru.
The DaVinci Tool Massager is a lightweight, versatile self-massage tool designed for use by individuals suffering from headache pain and sore muscles. It is designed to relieve stress, muscle spasms, trigger points and improve posture. User’s place the DaVinci Tool where they are experiencing pain, such as at the top of the neck or the base of the skull while lying back and relaxing. Adjust the position until you feel relief. Each side of the DaVinci Tool has a different application. It can als
DOD Fitness Kit is designed for use by individuals with various conditions that impact joint integrity such as arthritis, tendonitis, or carpal tunnel, osteoporosis, patellar tendonitis, runner’s knee and jumper’s knee. The DOD fitness kit can be used during basic fitness activities such as yoga, Pilates, physical therapy, relaxation, or massage. This kit is designed to support, stabilize and cushion the knees, reduce stress and press on wrists, and prevent and reduce neck pain while lying on th
The Duncan Headrest is a prone head support designed to provide weight-bearing surfaces to the forehead, maxillary area, chin and lateral borders of face. Made of Plexiglass, this concave support has cutout for the eyes, nose, and mouth. Supported on rocker legs, this headrest has poly-foam padding between the bearing surfaces and plastic. This headrest is available in an Original model or an Improved model, which has double-thick plexiglass and a 0.5-inch rubber channel to prevent slippage.
The Dynamic Forehead Strap System is a headrest accessory designed to support the head for individuals who have difficulty maintaining their head in an upright position. It is meant for use with the S.O.F.T. headrest system (see separate entry). The system consists of pulleys that allow the forehead band to move with the user, providing greater freedom of movement. The strap is designed to float about freely with the user. The straps are available in two different styles. The first features a te
The Goniometric Osborne and Osborne Head Supports are head positioners designed for use in the prone position. These supports are made of clear acrylic with foam padding in the facial area and cutouts for the nose, muoth, and eyes. These units are height- and angle-ajustable. The Goniometric Osborne Head Support has a goniomter on the side to measure precise flexion and extension.
---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To provide a do-it-yourself solution for a young lady with head mobility issues to keep her head from falling forward while communicating and/or eating. A sturdy post was attached to the back of the young lady’s wheelchair. Various hats, headbands, etc. were modified by adding a string and hook. The string and hook are attached to the post on the back of the wheelchair keeping the young lady’s head upright. TITLE: The Hat Holder. WEBSITE: Workshop S
The Head Support is a head positioner designed to disperse pressure on the head for individuals who must remain in a lateral or supine position for extended periods. The concave support features a triangular cut-out in the center to float the ear when the user is in a lateral position or the back of the head when supine. This support is available in a choice of economy or standard density.
Jenx Prone Stander-Orange is a dedicated prone stander designed to provide support anteriorly for children with mobility and neurological impairments such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and Tethered spinal cord syndrome. The individual support pads can be adjusted in relation to each other to ensure a proper fit. Children with longer bodies and shorter legs can be just as comfortable as those with shorter bodies and longer legs. The hip and chest straps are closed in the center and then adjus
The Lateral Facial Component model LFC-1 is an accessory for the SOFT-1 or SOFT-2 headrest systems (see separate entries) that provides additional support to persons with severe ATNR or difficulty aligning in midline position. The support consists of two independently adjustable pads placed in front of the user's ears and extending from approximately the cheekbone to the crest of the head. The user's hearing or visual field is only minimally interfered by the device. The LFC-1 may be ordered thr
The O.R. Table Pillow is a foam head positioner designed to provide support and pressure relief for the head during surgery or when prolonged supine or lateral positioning is required. This pillow has flat rectangular base with raised sides to prevent the head from rolling off pillow. Reversal by 180 degrees provides slight extension of neck.
Opti-Cool Headgear is a light weight EVA foam and Lycra helmet. It is designed for everyday use and protection for individuals who require additional head support. EVA foam has both clarity and gloss, low-temperature toughness, stress-crack resistance, hot-melt adhesive waterproof properties, and is resistant to UV radiation. The helmet has impact and vibration absorption which allows for energy to disperse upon impact, reducing the chance for serious head injury. The interior of the helmet all
The Positex Positioning Shim is a head positioner and positioning wedge designed to provide neck support while supine and to reduce patellar pressure while prone. The device can also be used under the thighs during quad exercises. Made of soft foam covered in vinyl, the wedge can be folded to double the height. COLOR: Blue.
The Basal Block, no. 9-101, is a wedge pillow and head positioner made of foam from the Alimed Positioner Foam Blocks series. The cushion is designed to support the back and shoulders with a contoured cutout for the head and neck in extensor thrust position. DIMENSIONS: 16 x 12 inches, tapers from 7 inches at 27 degrees.
The Pressure Point Headache Reliever is a neck pillow that targets pressure points in the head and neck to help ease pain without medication. Users position the reliever under the neck while reclining, and the embedded therapy balls apply an even pressure on the suboccipital muscles at the base of the skull, loosening the knots and relaxing the tightness that occur with migraines and tension headaches. The pack can also be chilled in the freezer to augment the pressure point treatment with cold
The Pron Pillo, model 4206, is a head positioner designed to support the head, neck, and shoulders when lying face down. It features a cut-out center.
The Self-Inflating Back Rest is an easy-to-use and easy-to-store product that provides lumbar support whether users are at work or on the go. Users can adjust the back rest with just the twist of a valve, giving them full control over the level of inflation. The Self-Inflating Back Rest can provide support for people struggling with a herniated disc or sciatica. When not in use, the Self-Inflating Back Rest can be instantly deflated, rolled up and stored in a carry-on bag, briefcase or purse. Th
The Supine Headrests are head supports designed for use in the supine position. Made of clear acrylic, this unit cradles the back of the head and is foam padded for comfort. Model 110 is a fixed-position support and model 112 has four knobs to adjust the height and angle of the headrest.
The Wedge No Flux Inflatable Bed Wedge is a positioning wedge designed for use by individuals with eating or swallowing disabilities including hiatal hernia, acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD. Intended for use in the prone position, this portable positioning wedge elevates the user's upper body to a height of up to 6 inches when inflated. The positioning wedge features a travel/carrying case, a hand pump, and a removeable, washable cotton cover. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 6 x 36 x 24 inches when inflated
The WonderGel Sof-Pillow, model WG-SP, is a cervical or positioning pillow designed for use by individuals who need positioning or neck support. The pillow has a flat bottom and rounded top. Its shape provides lumbar, leg, and neck support, and its plush, washable cover stays cool on skin. The unit is made of WonderGel, which consists of hollow columns of a gel called Gelastic, a solid rubber-like material. The columns form a pattern similar to a honeycomb, which redistributes and equalizes pres
The Yogibo ZippaRoll is filled with uniformly sized polystyrene beads that work hand-in-hand with the special lycra-cotton blend cover. This combination of bead and fabric allows the Yogibo ZippaRoll to conform to the contours of a user's body. The Yogibo ZippaRoll also unzips to a flat pillow in seconds. In this form, the ZippaRoll can also be used as a cushion, back support or pillow. It can also be used as a positioning support between your knees or to use as a cushioned head rest. DIMENSIONS