Proper Wheelchair Cushion Selection
Comfort Style Cushions:
- Foam or Gel based. Is light and varies widely in stiffness and
density. Proper stiffness, density and resilience help ensure adequate
support and an effective lifespan. This provides general comfort when
Prevention Cushion: -
For at risk clients. Considered for prevention of skin irritation and
assist with comfort. This style can be gel or air filled or a
combination of both. In air cushions there is typically a thinner cell
height, allowing for a more comfortable feel.
If you have a history of pressure sores, or areas that are showing
redness or signs of too much pressure, it is critical you choose a
cushion that provides the maximize protection and healing support. We
typically recommend an Air cushion when there is a very high risk of
skin sores, or active pressure sores.
Please note: This
information is based on our years of experience, and on manufacturer
clinical testing and recommendations. If you are unsure about the right
product for you, we are happy to assist by contacting us at 866-218-0902
email, or we recommended that you consult your physician or physical therapist.