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Determining if Dynamic Head Support Hardware is Appropriate

In general, if a client has moderate to significant neck extension, is seeking movement, and/or has a history of equipment breakage, Dynamic Head Support Hardware may be appropriate. However, trialing this equipment can be challenging. How do you determine if this intervention is appropriate without actually trying it?

In this video, you will see that the current head support has been removed and a team member is supporting the back of the client’s head. As the client extends at the neck, the team member continues to support the head and then gently assists the client back to an upright head position. If the client repeatedly extends at the neck, Dynamic Head Support Hardware may be helpful. This hardware moves in response to neck extension, diffusing force, protecting the neck and brain from forceful impacts, and protecting the head support mounting hardware from damage.

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