Wheelchair Cushion King

Get the best seat in the house with a Cushion King Evaluation!
Therapist Client mat Eval.png The Cushion King Evaluation connects individuals with the best cushion to meet their comfort needs. A thorough approach to the cushion decision will consider the individual user's physical condition along with cushion specific factors: pressure distribution, air circulation, heat transfer, moisture retention, stabilization, maintenance, durability, weight, and cost.

Choose the best wheelchair cushion for you! The Cushion King Evaluation offers a pressure mapping assessment, using a pressure imaging system. The "Let Me Try" cushions help remove the frustration of deciding between so many options. Miller's provides over 30 models of cushions for you to try! Pressure Mapping.png

The Cushion King Evaluation is by appointment only and is offered FREE of charge.

Cushion Considerations
When choosing a wheelchair cushion, consider the following:
  • Moisture and Heat Control will prevent sweating so you stay dry and cool. This features allows air to circulate.
  • Friction between clothing and the cushion cover is essential for safety. Too much friction affects transfers and too little will cause sliding.
  • Balanced Pressure Distribution is important to maintain the health of your skin and properly support body weight.
  • Infection Control should be considered as the material in a cushion should inhibit the growth of bacteria and other germs to assist in preventing infection.
  • Life Expectancy of the cushion and how often a replacement is required is also important. Foam cushions have a short life expectancy, while others may last two to five years.  It is also important that the user is able to determine when a cushion is broken and unsafe to use. Learn how to tell when to repair or replace a broken cushion.
Cushion Options:
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Foam Only Cushions
Foam is lightweight and will not leak. Foam only cushions are not intended for pressure management.

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Gel Cushions
Gel offers great pressure distribution and typically employs a foam base structure. The gel/fluid requires periodic kneading in order to maintain it's original suppleness.

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Air Cushions
Air cushions offer excellent pressure distribution among varied cells with a valve. The air volume requires monitoring and care is required to prevent punctures.

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Honeycomb Cushions
The honeycomb cushion is among the lightest and permits a degree of air circulation that is beneficial in preventing heat build-up.

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Hybrid Cushions
Hybrid cushions use multiple components, usually a foam base in which rests a weight-bearing, air-filled component that exhibits great pressure distribution with mild positioning.

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Dynamic-Powered Cushions
These are powered cushions that employ actively pressurized air cells, powered by a battery. These are particularly effective in situations involving acute mobility restrictions. They are the most costly and mechanically complex.