Shane Peters has invented a unique neck brace that supports the neck, but it is flexible enough to allow the neck muscles to enjoy a full range of movement. Although it may not replace the traditional neck brace for many injuries, it helps people suffering from serious conditions that may have an effect on the neck, including ALS, torticollis, and Parkinson’s disease.
This new brace was invented by Shane Peters, a chronic severe torticollis sufferer himself, after doctors told him regular soft-collar braces weakened the neck muscles if they were worn for an extended time. His stiffening neck muscles drew his head to one side with the chin pointing toward the other side. Shane was in a tonic, or permanent, state. Various treatments were tried, but to no avail.
Shane began working on a project to relieve his pain and improve his posture–a neck brace made from stiff, yet flexible, tubing. After a year of work, he perfected it.
Shane’s neck support brace comes with several different vertical link sizes that are easily removable and replaced for a more custom tailored fit. Unique in its design, this device does not restrict head and neck movement. It therefore can be worn for extended periods of time without degrading muscle tone.
It has a firm fit with a Velcro fastener, and a removable, machine-washable cover and provides 360 degree support as needed, and can be used for a variety of conditions.
Photo from Shane’s Neck Support Brace