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Effectiveness Regarding Orthopedic and Developmental Issues:
  • When an infant rests in the supine position on the RES-Q Wedge's oval shaped 'nest', there is a disbursement of pressure around the skull to assist with head molding. Pressure is decreased off of the occiput of the skull, thus allowing for a more rounded head shape. This design benefits both conditions of plagiocephanly and dolichocephaly.
  • Both the curvilinear side (prone position) and 'nest' side (supine position) of the RES-Q Wedge were designed to promote shoulder protraction by allowing the infant's shoulders to fall forward in a cervical spine to rest in a slightly flexed to neutral position.
  • There is less external rotation and abduction of the infant's hip when placed on either side of the RES-Q Wedge (due to the curvilinear arch in prone positioning and the 'nest' design in supine positioning).
  • There is improved hand-to-hand midline play in the supine position improving the infant's ability to explore and play.
  • The RES-Q Wedge promotes less pressure on the infant's forearms when weight bearing during tummy time due to the incline of the wedge. This improves head control, rolling, as well as hand and knee crawling.
  • The containment of the 'nest' (supine position) allows for better overall flexion of the infant's extremities.
  • Both side of the infant reflux wedge have a minimum elevation of 30 degrees which helps to relieve the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease. This elevation along with gravity helps to minimize the backflow of gastric juices associated with poor muscle coordinationa and lack of lower esophageal sphincter muscle control.