Wheelchair Cushion Science in a Nutshell: A Primer on the Science that Should be Driving Your Clinical Choices
24 Nov 2021
Prescribers of wheelchair cushions have historically relied on many factors in deciding which cushions to recommend, including word of mouth, self-perceived comfort/function, aesthetics, tribal knowledge, experience, etc. While these can all be important factors, the science of design and materials should be a primary factor in driving the decision of cushion selection to allow for comfort and function, while optimally managing pressure. it is important for those involved in recommending a wheelchair cushion to understand principles of design and characteristics of materials used in cushions in order to select an appropriate wheelchair cushion that will allow for comfort and function, while optimally managing pressure.