Choosing the Right Head and Neck Support: A Key to Enhanced Living

01 February, 2024

Written by Allied Medical

Head and neck support is more than just a comfort issue; it's a necessity for many daily functions. Proper support is crucial for vision, balance, breathing, and even social interactions. For wheelchair users, the right support can significantly enhance quality of life, providing stability and comfort.

Head Support Vs. Neck Support: Knowing the Difference

When choosing support equipment, it's important to understand the difference between head and neck support. Head supports primarily offer stability against gravity, maintaining the head in a comfortable position. Neck supports, on the other hand, provide a more comprehensive solution, supporting the neck muscles in all directions.

Individual Needs, Tailored Solutions

Every individual’s needs are unique, and so should be their support solution. At Allied Medical, we offer a range of head and neck support products, designed to meet varied requirements. Whether it's the simple Ottobock Headrest Pads or more complex solutions like the Stealth i2i Headrest, our range caters to diverse needs.


Incorporating Technology and Expertise

Our products are not just about comfort; they're about correct positioning, which maximises the ability of the user to function within their environment. With innovative designs and expert insights, we ensure that each product offers the best support, aligned with our vision of empowering lives.

FAQs: Addressing Common Concerns

  1. How do I choose the right support? Consider the individual’s specific needs, including the level of neck muscle control and the primary activities they engage in.
  2. Can head and neck supports be adjusted? Yes, most of our supports offer adjustability for a personalised fit.
  3. Are these supports suitable for all ages? We have options suitable for different age groups, including children and adults.

Conclusion: Your Partner in Independence

Choosing the right head and neck support is a step towards a more comfortable and functional life. Allied Medical is committed to offering solutions that cater to the unique needs of New Zealanders, enhancing their day-to-day experiences.

For more information on our range of head and neck supports, visit our product page: Allied Medical Head & Neck Supports.