Headmaster Brace

The Headmaster Brace Support Collar Offers Secure & Comfortable Head Control

The headmaster brace is a great looking cervical collar providing superior head support for those with conditions with weak neck muscles or difficulty controlling the head. This brace has been providing solutions for drop head syndrome for over 30 years.

Conditions requiring a brace with firm head support will benefit from the Headmaster. Those who suffer from degenerative spine problems, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrigs Disease) and motorneuron disease will appreciate the headmaster cervical collar brace.

Hand made using very high quality construction, Headmaster Collars use a comfortable cover which is easily cleaned. Sized for users from infants to adults, it is cooling to wear and great looking too!

headmaster brace

The brace can be fitted easily and can be molded by hand for a custom support, fitting securely under the chin. The strap is comfortable and goes around the neck, securing with a velcro closure. A chin pad is included increasing comfort and cleaning ease.

Additions to the Collar provide extra options to offer added support and comfort as needed:

The Neck Pad provides greater support and comfort for the back of the head and neck, while the Extension Pads can be positioned according to where support is need most and can be used for the sides of the neck. The Anterior Support includes an extra chin pad and a means to fortify the front of the collar for extra support. This should be taken off during transportation.

These accessories are matched to the collar size.

The headmaster collar sizing chart provides a method to choose the correct size collar by measuring from the center of the chin to the angle of the jaw – just under the ear. If you measure between sizes, choose the smaller one because if it is too large, the chin will just go through the collar and provide no or minimal support.

headmaster collar sizing

Note: Standard Collars Contains Latex and, although this is changing and most are available without any latex, we do have Latex Free Headmaster Collars to be sure. This is only available in gray, however, feel free to contact us to ask if the beige or black is available in latex free – most are now.

Headmaster Extension Pads

These Extension Pads can be positioned according to where support is needed most and is often used for the sides of the neck while utilizing the collar. They come in a pack of 2 pads; as indicated in the image.

The Extension Pads can be used both with each other at the rear of the neck (similar to the neck pad) or even positioned independently at the left or right sides in order to provide side to side support. Some individuals will simply make use of 1 on a side if that’s all they require. The Extension Pads have a nylon center – therefore its not really able to be shaped, however, it offers a much more firm degree of support than the neck pad.

extension pads

Headmaster Neck Pad

A Neck Pad serves as an individual cushioning and support accessory for the support brace which supplies a gentle level of backward head motion opposition. This is certainly helpful should there be a mild lack of command with head extension (backward motion). Furthermore, it supplies an additional level of comfort and feeling of security for the user.

It is moldable by hand and may offer additional ease and comfort when lying against a comparatively firm surface area, such as wheelchair headrests. The neck pad may also assist whenever traveling or in unpredictable movement circumstances. Its big, cushioned as well as moldable to some amount to increase conformation to body type.

The Neck Pad can be described as solitary cushion positioned at the rear of the neck in order to offer rear support. It features a shape-able metal foundation which may be shaped for the purpose of comfort and support.

neck pad

Headmaster Brace Anterior Support

The Anterior Support includes an extra chin pad and a means to fortify the front of the collar for extra support. This should be taken off during transportation.

An add-on anterior tube with an extra chin pad gives a more firm resistance against flexion and is not needed for every case.

The sole function of the Anterior Support is to offer extra support for the front of the brace. Even though the length and height may be changed when required, its purpose isn’t to influence the actual height. The Headmaster Cervical Collar Neck Brace naturally features a degree of springing action which is what helps make it much more comfortable to speak as well as eat and drink while wearing, however, the anterior support efficiently helps make the support more rigid and does not permit the springing motion.

So, there is a give and take between support and comfort. It clamps on to the chin piece and the chest piece. So it is relatively easy to take off and put on making the headmaster brace a very versatile support.

anterior support

Remember, its always a compromise between comfort and support. A therapist should be employed to help measure and fit the brace or any of the supports to assist holding the head up.

Marilyn Trail, Occupational Therapist states in Managing Neck Weakness in Clients with Neuromuscular Disease, “Headmaster Collar: Made in Canada, this collar is lightweight and open. Although it supports under the chin, the Headmaster is less obtrusive than other collars. Of all the collars on the market, this is currently our favorite”.

Author Bio

Stephen Ornstein, D.C. has treated thousands of neck, shoulder and back conditions since graduating Sherman Chiropractic College in 1987 and during his involvement in Martial Arts. He holds certifications as a Peer Review Consultant from New York Chiropractic College, Physiological Therapeutics from National Chiropractic College, Modic Antibiotic Spinal Therapy from Dr. Hanne Albert, PT., MPH., Ph.D., Myofascial Release Techniques from Logan Chiropractic College, and learned Active Release Technique from the founder, P. Michael Leahy, DC, ART, CCSP.