When you spend long hours seated in one place, there are a multitude of issues that can occur. One way to prevent those problems from occurring is to invest in a quality wheelchair cushion. Not all wheelchair cushions are created equal. Some are better than others. Although a high-quality wheelchair cushion can sometimes be relatively expensive, here’s why it’s worth the investment.
Decreases Back, Hip, and Coccyx Stress
One of the most common complaints about regular wheelchair cushions is lower back pain. Most wheelchair cushions are made of vinyl or nylon and a thin foam that is designed to be compressed when the wheelchair is folded. A high-quality wheelchair cushion that is made out of memory foam will help reduce the amount of strain that the back, hip, and coccyx endure when you’re sitting for a prolonged period of time.
When you have the correct posture, you prevent the development of chronic health conditions. Additionally, a healthy posture can help you increase focus levels, energy levels, and even confidence levels. Investing in a high-quality cushion makes it easier for you to sit with a healthy posture. You won’t have to worry about constantly readjusting your posture since a high-quality cushion will have adjustable straps or a non-slip rubber bottom that keeps it in place.
Sitting for long periods of time can strain your circulatory system, the blood flow that moves into your pelvis, and the blood flow into your legs and back. When you have problems with your circulation, you’ll experience pain in your lower extremities. Using a high-quality wheelchair cushion will help increase circulation throughout your pelvis, back, and legs.
Overall, a high-quality cushion will make you feel more comfortable. Whether it’s because it’s alleviating pain from your lower extremities, alleviating back pain, giving you more energy, or something else, a high-quality cushion just feels better. Your high-quality cushion will mold to the shape of your body and give you the proper support your body needs.
Find Your Perfect Seat Cushion
Ready to find your ideal wheelchair cushion? Freedom Mobility Solutions has the perfect one for you. We carry high-quality foam, gel/fluid, air, and heavy-duty cushions. No matter what you’re looking for, or even if you aren’t sure what to look for when looking for a wheelchair cushion, our certified Assistive Technology Professionals are here to help. Give us a call or stop by our Hanover, MD showroom to find the perfect cushion.