Head and face protection

Head and face protection

We offer a range of devices to provide protection to the head and face. This includes both soft and hard protection devices suitable for a range of different needs. Soft head protection is ideal for low level impact and hard protection is suited for those situations where the face or head is likely to come into contact with higher impact. We are able to provide custom made and stock devices depending on your requirements.

Our head and face protection services

Face masks

If you have sustained an injury to your face Orthotics UK is able to provide you with a bespoke face mask to provide protection against further injury enabling you to continue activities with increased confidence. Our face masks are bespoke which allows us to create the perfect mask for your needs.

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Protective helmet

At Orthotics UK we are able to provide a range of different protective helmets. Our experienced orthotists have access to many different types and styles ensuring the wearer is comfortable and confident in the protection provided. We are able to provide both stock and bespoke helmets.

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Ribcap is a new solution to providing low level impact protection for the head. They have been designed and created with both safety and fashion in mind, enabling many of the protective features to be hidden within the design. There are many different styles to suit different individuals.

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What are the indications for use of head or face protection?

There are many indications for using head or face protection. These include:

  • Increased risk of falls
  • Poor balance or coordination
  • Injury to the face
  • Self harming behaviour
  • Seizure disorders
  • Postoperative care

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for head or face protection please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are head and face protection often used for?

Head and face protection can be used for a variety of conditions including:

  • Epilepsy
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Disorders causing balance or coordination difficulties.
  • Hypermobility

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for head or face protection please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of head and face protection?

Using head and face protection provides many benefits, these include:

  • Increased protection against impact forces
  • Lightweight protection
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Increased confidence
  • Custom or stock sizing available

There are many benefits using head and face protection to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive head or face protection?

The process to receive head or face protection would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring/ Casting or Scanning
  • Fitting
  • Review

To establish the appropriate device for your needs your orthotist will undertake an assessment of your head/face. This will include discussing your relevant medical history plus the type of protection you require. Whether you want protection when walking on icy roads or want to return to playing sport our orthotists will be able to advise appropriately. Once the appropriate device has been selected your orthotist will need to take a series of measurements and if required a cast or scan of your head/face. Once the relevant information has been gathered your device will be able to be manufactured. Orthotics UK able able to provide numerous designs and patterns depending on the type of device selected for you. Following manufacturing you will return to see your orthotist for a fitting session to ensure the device is comfortable to wear.

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email office@orthotics.co.uk.

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