Positioning rolls belong to the category of positioning aids and are characterized by their dimensionally stable round or semicircular shape. The positioning cushions are supportive aids, e.g. during a massage, to elevate a part of the body, e.g. as a knee roll or neck roll, and in this way to relieve and relax it, as well as avoid pressure points. This makes the rolls, also known as therapy rolls, valuable aids in therapy and rehabilitation.
Positioning rolls in therapy and rehab
A positioning roll provides relief
A knee roll can be placed in a lying position below the knee joints, for example, and thus relieve pressure on the entire back and spine. A neck roll helps to relax the entire shoulder and neck area or the cervical spine. In addition, sore points are spared or painful parts of the body are brought into a more comfortable position. In addition, the use of positioning rollers increases body awareness and thus contributes to faster and more effective healing.
What types of positioning rolls are there?
Positioning pillows are available in a wide variety of sizes, colors and variants and can therefore be used for a wide variety of treatments. Manufactured or the filling consists of high-quality, dimensionally stable materials such as solid or sculptable foam. For better hygiene, they should be equipped with removable covers, which in the best possible case can be opened and closed with a zipper. Because the positioning material is used by several patients every day, it is particularly important when using it in a practice that the cover is washable and regularly disinfected by the physiotherapist, for example.
In principle, a distinction is made between the following types of positioning or therapy rolls:
- Full roll
- Three-quarter roll
All positioning rollers are designed for use on the knees, neck and other parts of the body / extremities, so that corresponding areas of the body can be relieved. Half and three-quarter rolls are particularly suitable for use on therapy tables in the prone or supine position. In addition, its straight floor surface prevents it from rolling away from the desired position.