Custom-made head and neck compression garments maintain effective pressure for 2-3 months and then must be replaced. Alternating between several garments will aid in lengthening the life of the garments, although, in some cases of weight change, or spurts of rapid growth in children, more frequent re-measurement and replacement may be necessary.
Common Options for Custom Head & Neck Garments
Crown and chin inserts are the most commonly requested insert styles for a head garment. A crown insert to provide conformability over an irregular cranium, and a chin insert to allow the patient to flex the mandible more easily. The nose or the ears may be made of Insert Material also.
Lining Material may be used to cover the chin for a patient who may experience skin breakdown. The elastic band at the bottom of the neck may also be lined with Lining Material to eliminate rubbing from the slightly coarser edges of the band. This is called a “drapelining”.
Face Compression Masks, #32A and #32B, come with a hook & loop closure in the back of the head. Patients may occasionally request that the hook & loop closure be replaced with a zipper.
Ear, eye, mouth, and nasal holes on the face masks and chin straps may be omitted. This may be a very useful option if it is intended to install an orthoplastic or gel device under the garment, using it to hold the device in place. Alternatively, the therapist may wish to cut a hole in order to minimize the area exposed. Our fabrics do not fray or unravel when cut, although some have a tendency to tear at an unfinished opening.
Bio-Concepts Order Form
This should be completed and transmitted with every custom garment order.Download PDF
How To Prepare The Order Form
Detailed instructions for submitting orders and an example order form.Download PDF
Head And Neck
Head And Neck Measuring Chart
All head and neck garments.Download PDF
How To Measure The Head And Neck
Procedures and an example chart.Download PDF
Bio-Concepts Sketch Pad
To indicate the locations of special linings and other features.Download PDF
How To Use The Sketch Pad
Instructions for illustrating special features.Download PDF