Category: Biofeedback

Lip Halter.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Aid to lift the lower lip to reduce drooling. A piece of elastic is run through a piece of plastic tubing. Hold both elastic halves to simulate a chin cup, with the plastic tubing just under the lower lip. Cross the elastic straps at the corners of the mouth. Mark the areas and sew the crossed straps together to form a lip strap and a chin strap. Place the halter on the patient and mark the top of the ears. Stitch elastic together where marked to form ear slits. fold and sew down edges for comfort. Place velcro fasteners on ends of halter for adjustable fit. Includes photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: sewing. AUTHOR: Nelson, E, et al. TITLE: Lip Halter, An Aid in Drool Control. REF:Journal; Physical Therapy: Vol 61 No 3, March: p 361-363. 1981.


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