Whether you sit in your wheelchair all day or only occasionally when going out, comfort while sitting on it or any other seat is paramount. And only a wheelchair cushion can ensure maximum comfort.
How Does A Wheelchair Cushion Help A Person?
Sitting on a wheelchair or any seat for long period results in chronic back pain. Not just this, it also leads to pressure ulcers. All this severely affects the mental state of a person.
Here’s when a cushion comes in. Placing a cushion on the wheelchair and seat
- helps you sit upright easily,
- instantly relieves pressure,
- prevents pressure ulcers,
- improves overall movement,
- soothes back & tailbone pain, and
- provides optimum support.
Types Of Wheelchair Cushions
- Foam Cushions
Foam cushions easily comply with the person's body and provide stability. These are generally lightweight, affordable, and easy to maintain. Foam cushions are available in various densities, thicknesses, and sizes.
- Gel Cushions
Gel enhanced memory foam cushions are a terrific choice for a wheelchair. These
- instantly adjust to the different body weights & shapes,
- eliminate pressure off your tailbone, coccyx & lower back, and
- provide comfort & postural support.
- Air Cushions
Air cushions are extremely lightweight options to choose from as inflated with air. These cushions are considered the best for pressure relief and shock absorption.
- Honeycomb Cushions
Honeycomb cushions are made from thermoplastic and have a similar pattern to a beehive. These cushions provide effective shock absorption, comfortable airflow, and even weight distribution.
Combination cushions are basically a 'hybrid' of air, foam, and/or gel.
What Precautions Must Be Taken For Skin?
To prevent skin damage, make sure the wheelchair cushion has a water-resistant cover. The cushion cover's material must be stretchy and loose enough to ensure maximum comfort. If not stretchy, then the fabric must be thin.
If using a thin plastic bag for the cushion, check that there are no creases to prevent pressure sore, and it does not let the user slide forward.
Wheelchair Cushions at Bael Wellness
At Bael Wellness, you get a wide range of wheelchair and seat cushions that alleviate pain & pressure and provides comfort including,
Bael Wellness Sciatica, Coccyx & Tailbone Support Seat Cushion
A cushion with top-quality memory foam, improved design, a contoured base for even weight distribution, and an anti-sliding surface to prevent sliding from the surface. Be it a wheelchair, car seat, or dining chair, the cushion is suitable for every seat.
Bael Wellness Lumbar Support Back Cushion & Pillow
This miraculous seat cushion is made with high-quality grade A memory foam. This cushion provides optimum spinal support, improves body posture, and alleviates back pain naturally.
To conclude, a cushion is a quick fix for the pain & pressure that one feels while sitting on the wheelchair or any seat for longer. There are many different types of ergonomic cushions available at Bael Wellness. Get yours now!