Soft neck braces or collars are used where mild control is required. They are made from a soft and forgiving foam. Soft collars are used to support the neck muscles by helping to hold the weight of the head.
Neck orthoses or braces are used to control and stabilise movement at the neck. Custom neck braces can be made in a variety of styles including rigid full motion restricting or more flexible to allow for some movement.
There are many indications for using a neck orthoses. These include:
If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a neck orthoses please contact us to discuss.
Neck orthoses can be used for a variety of conditions including:
This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a neck orthoses please contact us to discuss.
There are many benefits that come from using a neck orthoses. These include:
There are many benefits using a neck orthoses to find out more please contact us to discuss.
Types of neck orthoses that may be used include:
The process to receive a neck orthoses would be:
In the assessment for a neck orthoses our orthotist will discuss with you your condition and your requirements for an orthoses. They will also discuss what you want to be able to achieve through wearing an orthoses. Using this information they will be able to provide you with a range of suitable options. If a custom neck orthoses is recommended they will need to take a series of measurements accompanied by either a scan or cast of your neck. This is then used to create your bespoke device. Your custom neck orthoses can have bespoke rigidity and stability through the use of different materials.