Aquafit Posture Pillow

Made from polyester fabric and polystyrene beads. Horse shoe shape float with adjustable strap that fits under arms and behind back for extra security and stability.

Provides greater support by holding the head in a more flexed position than the Aquafit Neck Collar (item 9401).

Useful in breaking up extensor tone.

Used in conjunction with Aquafit Hip Float (item 9308) and Aquafit Sausage Float (item 9309). This combination of floats provides full support for the swimmer during general relaxation, stretches or isolating specific muscle groups for exercise.

Sizes: Adult, Child, Baby.

For the aquatic professional:
The Aquafit Posture Pillow has been designed to provide comfort and support during most aquatic therapy techniques. It should be held behind the swimmer’s head with its straps crossing over in front of their sternum; the strap containing more filling wrapping over the strap with less filling. Both straps are then passed around under the axilla/lateral costal area to be clipped behind the back. When lying supine with other postural support at the hips and knees, the swimmer’s neck should be in a small amount of flexion. Minor alterations to the shape of the Aquafit Posture Pillow can be achieved by squeezing it to rearrange the filling, or alternatively, through securing or releasing the press stud (marked A in diagram). If the head is in too much extension or flexion, the float may be too tight, too loose or may just require the addition of more polystyrene beads. The Aquafit Posture Pillow allows access to the thoracic and lumbar spine and to the glenohumeral joint for most mobilization techniques. To access the cervical spine for mobilization techniques, loosen the straps a little, stand behind the patient lying supine and pull gently at point A, (pulling away from the patient). This should move the support to just above the occiput allowing most aquatic therapy mobilization techniques to be applied. After mobilization the straps should be secured and support moved back to its original position to ensure good posture. The Aquafit Posture Pillow is also useful in some side lying and prone activities. Lastly, it can be used as a pillow – collar for supine corner exercises.

If the Aquafit Posture Pillow is adequately filled, most ears will remain dry. To ensure that ears remain dry, however, the Aquafit Posture Pillow can be used in combination with the Aquafit Neck Collar.

The Aquafit range of floats has been specifically designed for aquatic therapy and exercise. These floats are to be used under the supervision of a qualified professional. Aquafit floats are not to be regarded as a life preserver.