Neck support designed to provide comfort, support and relaxation during water exercises.
The Posture Pillow should be held behind the patient's head with its straps crossing over in front of the patient's sternum; the strap containing more filling wrapping over the strap with less filling. Both straps are then passed around under the axilla/lateral costal area to be clipped behind the back. When lying supine with other postural support at the hips and knees, the patient's neck should be in a small amount of flexion. Minor alterations to the shape of the Fabric Float Posture Pillow can be achieved by squeezing it to rearrange the filling, or alternatively, through securing or releasing the press stud (marked A in diagram). If the head is in too much extension or flexion, the float may be too tight, too loose or may just require the addition of more polystyrene beads.
The Posture Pillow allows access to the thoracic and lumbar spine and to the glenohumeral joint for most mobilization techniques. To access the cervical spine for mobilization techniques, loosen the straps a little, stand behind the patient lying supine and pull gently at point A, (pulling away from the patient). This should move the support to just above the occiput allowing most aquatic therapy mobilization techniques to be applied. After mobilization the straps should be secured and support moved back to its original position to ensure good posture. The Fabric Float Posture Pillow is also useful in some side lying and prone activities. Latex free. See About Us pages for care and use of this float.
*If the Posture Pillow is adequately filled most ears will remain dry. To ensure that ears remain dry, however, the Posture Pillow can be used in combination with the Neck Collar.