The Headmaster Collar is the cervical collar of choice for low profile, lightweight, firm support for the head.
Light and airy, the cervical collar is covered in a soft, washable fabric in a variety of colours.
For 30 years, the Headmaster Collar has been the collar of choice for people requiring head and neck support as a result of:
Dropped Head Syndrome (DHS)
Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome
Motor Neurone Disease
and many conditions resulting in neck muscle weakness
cool, comfortable head support with low heat retention
easy to put on and remove
low profile; unobtrusive appearance
choice of colours
easy to keep clean
improved breathing and swallowing by opening trachea and esophagus
firm support for the head
Benefits for the Fitter:
easy to fit (bend the cervical collar by hand to fit)
good access to a tracheal tube, if needed
accessories available to modify function
all parts for the cervical collar are available as replacements
Quick release velcro
One measurement to determine size (6 available sizes)
Headmaster Collar Sizing and Fitting
Dimension ‘a’ is the shortest distance under the jaw from the centre of the chin to the angle of the mandible.
Select the closest size Collar from the table above (Choose the smaller size if in doubt)
Bend the Collar to the desired height & width by hand.
It will stay in the shape you set it.
Bend the Collar to clear the clavicles (collar bones) if necessary.
A chin pad can be added to the chest portion of the Collar for extra padding if needed.
Use accessories for extra flexion and extension support.
Check that the Collar fits snugly under the chin.
The neckstrap should be around the back of the neck only.
For extra support use the Neck Pad or the Extension Pads (see accessories) to resist extension of the neck.
Use the Anterior Support to rigidify the Collar, if needed (see accessories).