Seating & Positioning

"\u003Cp\u003ESeat cushions and back supports are essential components of all wheelchairs. They help to ensure that the user is as comfortable as possible and, at the same time, provide postural support and reduce the risk of skin breakdown. We always work with a client\u2019s occupational therapist to determine the type of seating and position systems that are most clinically appropriate for the user.\u003C\/p\u003E\r\n\r\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003ECushions\u003C\/strong\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\r\n\r\n\u003Cp\u003EA wheelchair cushion must be soft enough to contour to the shape of the user and provide pressure reduction, but firm enough to provide some positioning and prevent the user from sitting directly on the seat sling \u2013 also known as \u201cbottoming out.\u201d Wheelchair cushions can be constructed of foam, gels, entrapped air or liquids or any combination of these.\u003C\/p\u003E\r\n\r\n\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EBack Supports\u003C\/strong\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\r\n\r\n\u003Cp\u003EBack supports range from simple fabric material provided by the wheelchair manufacturer, to highly contoured custom systems designed to provide maximal contact with the user\u2019s body.\u003C\/p\u003E\r\n"

Seat cushions and back supports are essential components of all wheelchairs. They help to ensure that the user is as comfortable as possible and, at the same time, provide postural support and reduce the risk of skin breakdown. We always work with a client’s occupational therapist to determine the type of seating and position systems that are most clinically appropriate for the user.

Cushions

A wheelchair cushion must be soft enough to contour to the shape of the user and provide pressure reduction, but firm enough to provide some positioning and prevent the user from sitting directly on the seat sling – also known as “bottoming out.” Wheelchair cushions can be constructed of foam, gels, entrapped air or liquids or any combination of these.

Back Supports

Back supports range from simple fabric material provided by the wheelchair manufacturer, to highly contoured custom systems designed to provide maximal contact with the user’s body.