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The following resources have not been tested by FOP Friends and are not endorsed by the charity or its trustees.

We value your safety and it is of utmost importance to us.  However, the information provided on this page is for general purposes only and should not be considered as professional advice or a substitute for seeking an assessment from a qualified consultant or healthcare professional.

While we strive to keep the information up to date and accurate, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, reliability, suitability, or availability of the products.  Therefore, any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk.

We strongly advise you to consult with your occupational therapist or other healthcare professional regarding your specific safety concerns or requirements or issues related to your personal circumstances. FOP is a complex medical condition which impacts each person in a different way.  There is no single solution.  Every individual or situation is unique, and the information provided here may not necessarily apply to your particular situation.

Forcefield are a sportswear company which produces protective headbands.

“ForceField FF Protective Headgear are lightweight, ventilated and adjustable with an impact absorbing polymeric layer that wraps around the head, offering increased protection at crucial impact zones where many head impacts occur.”

Some children with FOP have found these to be a comfortable option.

They ship internationally.

They can also be purchased from other websites.

Thudguard helmets

These are available from a number of online suppliers including Amazon, eBay and Homeloft.


Ripcap UK

This UK company produces a range of stylish headwear which offers great protection.  It is registered medical device.


Safehead produce a range of soft protective headgear.  Their helmets are designed for optimal comfort and protection for babies in the age group of 7 months to 2 years.