Our Cushion Range
Proper positioning when you’re seated is as important as proper positioning in bed. Whether an individual is in a wheelchair or is at a desk for many hours or sitting for long periods in any kind of chair, bad body mechanics and not having the proper support can create misalignments of the spine, back pain and pressure sores—potentially dangerous irritations due to contact between the body’s pressure points and the seat.
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Memory Foam Cushion Benefits
Memory foam has a unique open cell structure that reacts and responds to body heat and weight by moulding to the contours of the body, therefore optimising the support it can give to an individual by almost eliminating all pressure points your body is usually subjected to. It is the most effective material for relieving pressure points and is often used in the clinical environment for prevention of pressure sores and has multiple orthopaedic and other health benefits.
Gel Cushion Benefits
A gel cushion contains a layer of visco elastic gel, which conforms to the shape of your body. It also provides support while allowing your body to take a natural sitting shape. It is scientifically proven that a gel seat cushion reduces the activity of certain back muscles by up to 28%. This reduction in stress on the mucles improves pressure displacement throughout the body. On a gel seat, your body weight is also more evenly distributed more equally across the entire seat, avoiding excessive pressure and reduces the negative effects seating can have on your seat, legs and lower back.
Alternating Air Cushion Benefits
Air cushions contain a series of balloons and chambers that are designed to give control over the different degrees of firmness required. Within each compartment is a series of connected balloons that allow air to move among them as the seated person's weight shifts. This assures that the cushion provides even pressure on the skin as the individual moves within the chair.
Heel Cushion Benefits
Pressure sores can develop when an area of skin breaks down because a body part, such as an elbow or buttocks, stays in one place for too long. Bony areas such as the heel are often the most at risk. Heel cushions can help to prevent the occurrence of sores by providing padding to the heel area and preventing friction.