Cushion OptionsBy Vogel, Bob; New Mobility, Vol. 18, No. 166, pp. 35-37
Publication Date: July 2007
Review of wheelchair seating cushions, which come in a variety of styles and configurations appropriate in different applications. The article offers points to consider when choosing a cushion, such as its specific use – whether it is for a wheelchair, a car seat, or a handcycle, its wear over time, and whether it can be paid for with Medicare. Wheelchair cushions evaluated from the point of view of users interviewed are the Jay Extreme, the Invacare InTouch Stabilite, the ROHO Quadro Select, the Varilite Evolution, which was recommended by a tall user for its extra back support, the Supracor Stimulite Classic and Sport models, which were recommended for their light weight and for keeping the skin dry, the Ride Custom, a custom-molded adjustable cushion that is funded by insurance, and, for a user with a serious pressure ulcer, a custom-molded seat pan and back with custom-molded cushion from Aspen Seating. The ROHO JSP back is recommended for use in addition to a cushion for added back support. A resource list of cushion manufacturers is appended.
Assistive Products Discussed: EVOLUTION BACK DEEP
STIMULITE CLASSIC & CLASSIC SLING CUSHION
ROHO QUADTRO CUSHION
Published by: No Limits Communications Inc. (Website:http://www.newmobility.com)