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May 24, 2016

Gel Wheelchair Cushions and their benefits

Gel Wheelchair Cushions are a great option to improve your comfort and more!

As you probably know, if you spend longer than an hour or two in a wheelchair you should definitely be seated on a cushion of some sort to relieve pressure, and make you more comfortable. A cushion is a necessity, not a luxury!

JAY Union Gel Wheelchair Cushions

Jay Union Gel Wheelchair Cushion

Gel Wheelchair Cushions are intended to help relieve pressure on your ischia’s (sit- bones) coccyx (tail bone) and the back of the thighs. Relieving pressure in those areas is so important for two reasons:

Gel Wheelchair Cushions

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First, because pressure related skin break-down occurs from the inside out. The ischia’s and the coccyx are pressing against your muscles and tissue as you sit for prolonged periods. That pressure results in soreness and redness to begin with, and will progress to actual pressure sores if it’s not taken care of. Nobody wants that to happen, so take measures to relive the pressure using a Gel Wheelchair Cushion as prevention of pressure sores.

Next, Gel Wheelchair Cushions can help you with your posture. A common complaint among wheelchair users relates to back pain, leg pain and muscle strain after sitting up in a wheelchair for too long. A Gel Wheelchair Cushion can offer positioning benefits if you choose one with contoured construction, intended to help you sit straight and square in your chair. Some gel wheelchair cushions also offer advanced positioning options such as foam wedges or build-ups to allow you to tailor the contours to your own body shape. Continue Reading

April 4, 2016

Product Spotlight: The new Roho SmartCheck Cushions

Spinlife is excited to feature the new line up of Roho SmartCheck Cushions!

Roho asked clinicians and users alike how they could improve on the Roho Dry Floatation experience. The overwhelming response was “make it easier to monitor your pressures”. And Roho listened, bringing to market the new Roho SmartCheck Cushions. – See SpinLife’s Selection

ROHO SmartCheck Air Cushions by ROHO

SmartCheck Air Cushion

It’s a given the importance of minimizing pressure points on the body to help eliminate the occurrence of skin breakdown or pressure sores.

Roho’s Dry Floatation Technology guards against the issue by what they call the “Four Principles of Dry Floatation”. The individual cells that make up the Roho cushion offer six degrees of movement. Lessening the forces of friction and shear, and deformation of the body with movement help keep skin healthy. Roho Cushions maintain a low surface tension, and the forces against the body are “constantly restoring” with movement of the patient throughout the day. The individual cells allow for greater air circulation beneath the patient as well.

The tricky part has often been achieving just the right pressure in your Roho to suit your own personal needs. After all, this is not a one-size fits all situation.

Filling with air, sitting on the cushion, opening the valve. Letting just enough but not too much air out to achieve the maximum immersion without bottoming out is somewhat of an art. Some folks find it difficult to do without assistance.

The addition of Roho SmartCheck Technology eliminates the guesswork. Real-time feedback to ensure proper cushion inflation range with the push of a button. It also provides the user with a tool to check and easily maintain your ROHO cushion. The Roho SmartCheck Sensor stores and displays your recommended pressures, so you can monitor your inflation whenever you wish.

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