Best Wheelchair Cushion
This blog is regarding the web searches for wheelchair cushions and the top picks or best cushions. While you will find posts showing what some online dealers consider to be their 5 best wheelchair cushions it is important to note that each of the cushions, they select just happen to be the brands of cushions the dealers sell. The Rehab mart picks for best cushions include 3 static foam cushions, one static gel cushion and a Roho static air cushion. They may be the 5 top selling cushions on their site, but none are even close to the best wheelchair cushions for the end user in terms of doing any good for the end user.
All 5 of the cushions listed above are classified as static cushions. This means they don’t have the ability to change pressure points. They sit completely motionless and exert constant pressure to the posterior. The user must find a way to do their own pressure relief every 20 minutes or risk potentially deadly pressure sores. Since constant pressure is the primary cause of pressure sores, static cushions by nature of their design, actually contribute to pressure sores.
The best wheelchair cushion should be thought of in terms of end user’s health, not what the dealer wants to sell you. No characteristic is more beneficial to the end user than a cushion that will reverse the damage caused by other cushions.
There is only one cushion that works for the user to help heal and prevent pressure sores. Only one cushion that is custom built for each individual with great care taken in making sure key areas of the cushion are offloaded while stimulating circulation throughout the posterior. Only one cushion that has relevant clinical data and been published in peer reviewed journals. Only one cushion that has data showing before and after measurements of sores and how they have improved after using the cushion. That cushion is the Aquila cushion.
Visit www.aquilacorp.com for information and to order.