• Head Positioning: matching product to client need, part 5: All Positioning and Combo head supports

    In this blog series on matching head supports to individual client need, we have discussed unique features of specific head supports and what the clinical benefit of each feature is. Today is no exception! Let’s take a look at the All Positioning series and the Combo series. When is it appropriate to recommend these for a client? The All Positioning head support series provides posterior occipital and suboccipital support in a single pad to facilitate head and neck alignment. Mimicking the shape of a hand behind the client’s head, the angle of the entire pad can be changed and the lateral portion of the suboccipital area can be bent medially…

  • Sustaining Independent Mobility and More – the story of Ryan

    Ryan is a busy 25 year old man who is getting his Master’s degree in psychology. He likes to go out to eat, claiming his favorite food is whiskey! Ryan also plays video games, even programming the system so that he can control the functions he needs to. Ryan has limited motor control and strength due to a diagnosis of spinal muscular atrophy, type II. Ryan was diagnosed with this progressive muscle disease at age 6 months. He was able to drive a power wheelchair for many years using a standard joystick, though this became more and more difficult as his muscle strength deteriorated. A standard joystick requires about 250…

  • Head Positioning: matching product to client need, part 4: The Comfort Plus series

    The Comfort Plus series includes the original Comfort Plus, the Adjustable Comfort Plus and the Tri-Comfort Plus. These three all share a key feature – extra thick padding. Not only is this comfortable, but necessary for many wheelchair users. The new Comfort Plus 2 is now available. The redesigned Comfort Plus head support pad uses a 17mm configuration to work with the new UniLink mounting hardware. The new configuration also includes a Coolcore cover, a chemical free, 4-way stretch material that wicks moisture to keep the client cool and dry. Some clients spend quite a bit of time tilted or reclined. In this scenario, the back of the head becomes…

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