A pressure cushion is designed to reduce the weight on a vulnerable area on the body when sitting for a long period of time. Without these, pressure sores, pressure ulcers or bed sores can occur. This is when localised areas of skin deteriorate and blood vessels are compressed, resulting in inflammation, open sores, blisters, degradation or deep wounds.
For those that have lost weight and experience many of their bones being close to the skin’s surface, the coccyx, heels, ankles, elbows and hips are most at risk of sores. A pressure cushion will spread downward force over these areas and significantly reduce friction therefore allowing better blood flow and postural stability.
“Pressure Cushions decrease the risk in developing ulcers. With both their comfort and health benefits, for many of our customers, they have become an essential purchase.”East Coast Mobility Experts
How to Choose the Best Pressure Cushion
Pressure relief cushions come in all shapes, sizes and materials. There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing the right one for you such as height, weight, mobility limitations and other health conditions.
It’s always best to talk to a medical professional before purchasing a cushion and the East Coast Mobility team are always on-hand to help you decide. See our range below.
East Coast Mobility Pressure Cushions
Gel Cushion for Wheelchairs
Product Code – 15-020
If you are regularly on the move and want to make sure you’re comfortable, our gel pressure cushion for wheelchairs is perfect. It’s great to use while you’re out and about as it provides maximum support and pressure relief. Available in both 2” and 4” thickness, you can find the best fit for you.
Harley Designer Coccyx Wedge
Product Code – 15-034
Made from visco elastic memory foam, the Harley Designer has been made to fit you and your physique comfortably. Specifically designed with a coccyx cut out, you can ensure that your tail bone is protected and supported. As well as this, it provides a pelvic tilt to 8 degrees for maximum relief.
Soft Ring Cushion
Product Code – 15-060
Another material option is our inflatable pressure-relief ring which assists with correct posture. This pressure cushion reduces the risk of ulcers and allows you to adjust the sizing due to the inflatable design.
Download our brochure to view our range of pressure cushions more closely, visit our showroom to test them out in person, or get in touch with us today to talk to a member of our team about your requirements.