Back Cushions for Wheelchairs
Back Cushions for Wheelchairs
Get the Best Seat in the House!
The Cushion King Evaluation Service was created by Miller’s for the purpose of connecting individuals with the best seat or back cushion to meet their comfort needs.
Miller’s thorough approach to the cushion decision will consider the individual user’s physical condition together with the cushion specific factors, such as: pressure distribution, air circulation, heat transfer, moisture retention, stabilization, maintenance, durability, weight and cost.
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Important Back Cushion Support Goals
Provides postural support to pelvis and upper body
Increased surface contact for comfort and positioning
Backrest height is important to maximized function
Easy to adjust to accommodate user growth
Miller’s provides a vast array of back cushions to meet your needs give us a call today!
GENERAL USE BACK CUSHION: A general use back cushion is a prefabricated back cushion, which has the following characteristics: It is planar (flat) or contoured; and It has a removable vapor permeable or waterproof cover or it has a waterproof surface.
POSITIONING BACK CUSHION - W/POSTERIOR SUPPORT: A positioning back cushion with posterior support is a prefabricated cushion which has the following characteristics: there is at least 25 mm of posterior contour in the pre-loaded state. A posterior contour is a backward curve measured from a vertical line in the mid-line of the cushion; and there is mounting hardware that is adjustable for vertical position, depth, and angle.
POSITIONING BACK CUSHION - W/POSTERIOR-LATERAL SUPPORT: For posterior-lateral cushions with lateral supports there is at least 75 mm of lateral contour in the pre-loaded state. A lateral contour is a backward curve measured from a horizontal line connecting the lateral extensions of the cushion.
POSITIONING BACK CUSHION - PLANAR W/LATERAL SUPPORT: A positioning back cushion planar with lateral support is a prefabricated cushion which has the following characteristics: for planar cushions with lateral supports there is at least 75 mm of lateral contour in the pre-loaded state. A lateral contour is a backward curve measured from a horizontal line connecting the lateral extensions of the cushion.
CUSTOM BACKREST: A custom fabricated back cushion are cushions that are individually made for a specific patient starting with basic materials including:
1. Liquid foam or a block of foam
2. Sheets of fabric or liquid coating material.
The cushion must be fabricated using molded-to-patient-model technique, direct molded-to-patient technique, CAD-CAM technology, or detailed measurements of the patient used to create a configured cushion. The cushion must have structural features that significantly exceed the minimum requirements for a seat or back positioning cushion.
Proactive, preventive measures, like adding a cushion or back, are great investments to ensure that you can remain active and comfortable long-term!
Let us help you by working together to develop solutions to your wheelchair back cushion challenges.Our professional staff at Miller’s will help transform your wheelchair environment to assist you to remain independent.
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Do you qualify for funding coverage for your seat or back cushion?
The best way to find out if you qualify for funding assistance is to call us today to discuss your insurance coverage. A few sample questions to get you started are listed below.
Do you have a current pressure ulcer or history of a pressure ulcer on area of contact with seating surface? ___Yes ___No If Yes, then answer A and/or B:
A) Skin breakdown present: Stage _____
B) History of pressure ulcers:
And/Or do you have absent or impaired sensation in the area of contact with seating surface or inability to carry out weight shift due to diagnosis? ___Yes ___No If Yes, than check off one A, B or C:
A) ___Self positioning
B) ___Decreased self positioning
C) ___Non-self positioning
And/Or, do you have any significant postural asymmetries that are due to diagnoses? ___Yes ___No If Yes, than check all that apply A, B, C, D, and E:
A) ___Bony prominences
B) ___Impaired nutritional status
C) ___Fecal or urinary incontinence
D) ___Compromised circulation
E) ___Presence of abnormal tone or deformity, legs or trunk
Is your diagnosis on the our example diagnosis list here?
Quadriplegia or paraplegia, other spinal cord disease, multiple sclerosis, other demyelinating disease , cerebral palsy, anterior horn cell diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, post polio paralysis, traumatic brain injury resulting in quadriplegia, spina bifida, childhood cerebral degeneration, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy, hemiplegia, Huntington's chorea, idiopathic torsion dystonia, athetoid cerebral palsy, monoplegia of the lower limb due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other etiology, spinocerebellar disease , above knee leg amputation, osteogenesis imperfecta, transverse myelitis.
Do you already own a seat or back cushion? ___Yes ___No
If yes, what is the age of your current cushion? ___Yes ___No
And did funding assist with its coverage? ___Yes ___No
You will find a selection of cushions for wheelchairs by clicking here.