Supporting and positioning
Among the simple supports we have pads of different sizes, more or less shaped, with or without side flaps. Positioning systems are more sophisticated and reflect the need of adaptations and postural corrections particularly complex. They include occipital and suboccipital supports, lateral pads, and they can integrate alternative commands for the management of the electric wheelchairs. This therapeutic tool, of the latest generation, works on active control of the head, acting through the neck support. It conceptually brings back the anchor device of Formula 1 drivers.
It can be applied to patients too weak to support the head over time, hypertonus and extenders spasm associated with little control of the head (lateral movements and falls of the head with a normal headrest, in need of a constant repositioning). Progettiamo Autonomia’s headrests provide a constant and wide support. The SideSupport and the rear one ensure, in case of extensor spasm of the neck, that the patient takes a middle position. Furthermore, there is no a bulky rear support that would lead to hyperextension.
Mounting hardware has an essential role: functional and adjustment options depend on it.