Used during the patient’s corrective care, head weighting activates the body’s righting reflexes, causing the patient’s body to reposition forward under the weighted head.
Front-lateral head weighting causes the patient’s body to also be laterally corrected in conjunction with forward correction.
Uses & Benefits:
- Realigns the head into proper position using the body’s natural reflexes.
- Stimulates nervous system
- Strengthens postural muscles
The steel weight leverages the head more effectively and must be contained by the more sturdy Adjustable Headweight harness. Soft weight is recommended with the Cloth Headweight Harnesses.
A smaller amount of weight may be worn for a longer period of time and produces the same result as the Adjustable Headweight Harness. Depending on needed posture correction, may be used with Shoulder and Hip harnesses.
Harnesses load weight from the top.