Last month, we began our look at head supports and focused on assessment and generic choices available in mounting hardware. Click here if you missed Wheelchair Head Supports – Part 1. This month, let’s continue our look at head supports and consider the choices available in pads and possible customizations.
This month, let's think about head supports for individuals who use wheelchairs. Essentially, there are 3 circumstances under which we may be considering head supports for individuals - for people who do not have good head control and require head support when seated upright; for people who have good head control when seated upright, but require support of the head when using a tilt or recline feature in seating; and for people who remain seated in a wheelchair in transit and who are required by the transportation provider to have a head support affixed to the wheelchair while the individual is in transit.
Selecting a Cushion Based on Assessment Findings
Bariatric Measurement Chart