Ideal for Rehab Programs
The Kiefer Adjustable Flotation Collar is designed to cradle the user's head, back, and upper body. And while some users perform light deep water exercises, the Kiefer collar is primarily intended for aquatic therapy and rehabilitation. The Kiefer Neck Collar could easily be worn during a Bad Ragaz session or a specialized rehab program. Its buoyant, yet sleek design, won't get in the way when exercising and restrengthening the body. The flotation collar easily supports users, which makes it perfect for patients and exercisers who aren't completely comfortable with the water. Because of its versatility and adjustability, the Adjustable Flotation Collar is a great tool for any physical therapy or aqua aerobics coach to have on hand.
Thanks to the nylon zippered covering and its fully adjustable strap, the Kiefer Collar gives users a personalized feel each and every session in the water. With removable foam slices and a 'break' in the center of each foam section, this collar can accommodate wearers of all types, including those with an imbalance in the body. The device's nylon covering is both durable and comfortable against the skin. It's designed to stay soft and chafe-free against the delicate neck and hairline. And the collar's buckle strap with adjustable length keeps the collar firmly on the patient, making them feel secure in the water at all times. The device is able to adjust to fit around most adult's neck. For smaller patients and children, Kiefer also provides a child-sized collar, the Kiefer Adjustable Pediatric Flotation Collar, which is designed to fit children and smaller teens more securely.
The Kiefer Collar measures 23" high by 15" wide. The nylon covering is resistant to chlorine damage and fading. To keep it looking as good as new and working as great as possible, the neck collar should be rinsed with fresh water after each and every use. It's recommended that the collar fully dry before being stored in a covered, moderate temperature environment. It's also important to note that the collar's belt has a locking mechanism on the buckle for added security. Releasing the lock is easy to do. Simply slide the raised square on the buckle towards the outer edge of the collar, then unclip the buckle accordingly. Attempting to unfasten the buckle without unlocking the mechanism can result in damage to the device.
The AquaGear Opinion
The AquaGear testers recommend the Kiefer brand collar for it's incredible adjustability potential. Unlike collars by other brands which don't allow for the removal of foam slices, the Kiefer collar is a far more versatile device - great for therapists and rehabilitation experts. Additionally, we love that the cover can be fully removed and hand-washed.
The Bottom Line
The Kiefer Adjustable Flotation Collar can help patients totally relax and allow them to focus on the rehabilitating and strengthening tasks at hand.