This Education in Motion resource is also available as a printable PDF.
Even though we are taught that seating and positioning begins at the pelvis, it is common for people to attempt to reposition a client's head and/or the head support equipment the moment they see the client's head not perfectly positioned at midline. Head supports and components of head supports are important pieces of the seating system puzzle. It is essential that the proper time and considerations are given to selecting these items as a part of the evaluation process. This guide is intended to help complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) provision teams with finding the best position, and subsequently the best equipment, for a client's head.
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