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Get the freedom to go where you want when you want with a wheelchair cushion from Aquila.
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Movement Is The Key
To fight pressure injuries you need movement. Our patented cushions provide that movement.
The Problem - Pressure Sores
Pressure sores are a huge, potentially fatal problem for wheelchair users. Avoiding pressure sores is hard work because it requires the user to do their own pressure relief every 20 minutes or risk getting these horrible sores.
Our custom- made cushions are specifically built to address that problem with absolutely no work required by the wheelchair user.
Aquila cushions actively work to prevent pressure sores by changing pressure points every 60 seconds. The alternating action of the Aquila relives pressure to compressed tissue, similar to a pressure lift.
Aquila cushions are also custom built to heal existing pressure sores. We supply the clinically proven combination of custom fabrication and over 20 years of experience in healing sores of all stages while the client is up and sitting. Examples of the remarkable healing can be found on the studies tab above.
See why Aquila cushions are the smartest and safest cushions on the market.
We have one focus, to improve the quality of life of every client by fighting and actively working to treat pressure sores.
Insist on the best, Aquila.
Medicare billing code E2609.
Clinical Studies and Case Reports
Aquila has more relevant clinical studies and case reports than any wheelchair cushion on the market, including a 5-year study from the Cleveland Clinic. The clinical information concerning our cushions demonstrate the pressure relieving advantages and pressure sore healing results using our cushions.
Aquila case reports include the remarkable improvement to a huge stage 4 pressure sore which formed after sitting on a static Roho cushion. After switching to a custom Aquila cushion the sore was over 97% healed in less than 90 days while sitting 12 hours per day. Articles referencing the healing achieved from our cushions have been published in medical journals and referenced in books.
The data and quantifiable results confirm that an Aquila cushion is the most effective cushion on the market for fighting and treating pressure sores.
Choose the best. Choose an Aquila wheelchair cushion.
The wheelchair Cushion and Pressure sores
The truth is, a wheelchair cushion can directly affect your health in either a positive or negative way. It can be an invaluable tool that actively combats pressure sores by generating its own pressure relief or it can just sit there doing nothing , contributing to the formation of pressure sores.
A static wheelchair cushion exerts constant pressure which experts tell us is the leading cause of pressure sores. Be it foam, gel or air, if the cushion itself cannot create movement, stimulate circulation and provide pressure relief, it is putting you at risk of developing pressure sores with every passing minute.
Static cushions require lifting and shifting every 20 minutes in an effort to prevent pressure sores. If you are not diligently doing manual pressure lifts every 20 minutes, pressure sores have the perfect opportunity to form.
This is where Aquila wheelchair cushions shine. Our cushions replace pressure lifts and automatically provide essential pressure relief every 60 seconds, all day long.
Aquila custom wheelchair cushions are a consistent and effective method to deliver pressure relief. The choice is easy in terms of what is best for you and the battle with pressure sores. Aquila, clinically proven with real world results.
Alternating Technology Makes Sense
Consider the medical protocol after a flap surgery. Medical professionals recommend and sometimes require an alternating mattress be used by the patient to prevent relapse. An alternating mattress interrupts the constant pressure to the body and stimulates circulation which is what is needed to avoid pressure sores. Doesn’t it make sense to continue medically prescribed therapy while using your wheelchair?
If you use a motionless static cushion at home, with every passing minute your body weight is pressing down on your pelvic bones compressing the tissue beneath. The exact cause of pressure sores. This is true for any static cushion be it foam, air or gel. The circulation is cut off and cells begin to die and the result is pressure sores. That’s why with static wheelchair cushions medical professionals recommend pressure lifts or heavy leaning side to side every 20 minutes in an effort to relieve pressure and avoid pressure sores. That work is not necessary with our wheelchair cushions.
Aquila cushions are much smarter and an infinitely easier method to ensure pressure relief 60 times per hour. Our wheelchair cushions work all day long on your behalf replacing wheelchair push-ups and leaning.
Pressure mapping video of the Aquila APK2 wheelchair cushion in action versus a static Roho wheelchair cushion
What Others Are Saying About Aquila Wheelchair Cushions
“When other wheelchair cushions have failed, I can always depend on Aquila Corporation to provide the absolute best custom-made cushions available anywhere. Their innovative design offers the highest level of skin protection and pressured distribution that my clients need to remain active, and to avoid being bedridden due to their ongoing struggles with pressure ulcers. I’ve seen time and time again how these cushions have given wheelchair users the freedom to remain seated for greater periods of time because they now have the circulation and offloading where they need it the most. In short, the cushions that Aquila Corporation offer can change lives for the better.”
Ken L. ATP, CRTS, Personal Mobility Inc. Date: 3/20/2018
Custom Wheelchair Cushions for Pressure Injury Relief
APK2 Wheelchair Cushion
- Fights the leading cause of pressure injury
- Fully-automatic alternating action every 60 seconds
- Soft waterproof foam exterior
- Protected internal air bladders
- High tech rechargeable battery
- Custom built with full timeoffloading under existing pressure injuries
- Retail price $3900
Please Note: These are the three models available for purchase. Aquila Corporation no longer manufactures or sells the Airpulse PK rubber wheelchair cushion.
SofTech Wheelchair Cushion
Cushion shown without included cover
- Everything the APK2 does
- Completely self contained
- Hand built fully customized in any size
- Cycles every 60 seconds
- Includes wireless remote control
- Redundant power switch on cushion panel
- Retail price $4300
SofTech Basic Wheelchair Cushion
Cushion shown without included cover
- Everything the SofTech does
- Completely self contained
- Standardized offload – ischials and sacral area
- Simple one button operation with preset firmness – cycles every 60 seconds
- Hand built and choice of 3 sizes
- Retail price $2500
The APK2 and SofTech wheelchair cushions are custom made for each client to achieve the very best outcomes. Our cushions are not mass produced. Being custom made, each cushion is carefully planned, laid out and hand built to deliver best results for each client. If you are looking for comfort, pressure sore prevention or healing of a current pressure sore, we can help.
Even if you have a chronic sore that will not seem to improve or heal, give us a call. We are experts at building wheelchair cushions that work to heal sores and we have never turned anyone away because a sore was too severe.
Join The Family & Be More Than a Number
At Aquila we all share in a common goal and that is to build the most effective wheelchair cushions on the market while providing top level customer service. When you invest in an Aquila wheelchair cushion you are not just a number. You become part of the Aquila family. As part of our commitment to providing the best customer service, we maintain records of equipment purchased and all communications with the clients.
When ready to order, and for fastest results, you can purchase directly from Aquila with no prescription required. If insurance must be involved, you will need to go through an authorized durable medical equipment dealer because Aquila does not do any insurance billing. A letter of medical necessity and prescription are needed if dealing with insurance. If you want to get in touch with an authorized durable medical equipment dealer call our customer service today!
“Our company remains dedicated to providing the most effective therapeutic wheelchair cushions in the industry. We are and will always be the experts in crafting custom cushion solutions whose sole function is the prevention and healing of pressure sores.
Clients come to us with pressure sores after sitting on static wheelchair cushions and we create solutions designed to heal those pressure sores, and we do it very well. If you have pressure sores you have come to the right place. We can help. We have helped thousands of people”.