What is a pressure cushion?
Pressure cushion are specially designed cushions that prevent you from getting pressure sores when you are seated for an extended period (also commonly known as bed sores, pressure ulcers and pressure injuries). These products work by redistributing weight to other fleshy parts of the body, for example, under the thighs. They will also protect the bony areas on your body.
Why do I need a pressure cushion?
One of the best ways to reduce the risk of pressure sores is to use a pressure relief cushion. Anyone who is at risk of pressure wounds or skin breakdown, or who spends long periods of time in a chair or wheelchair, would require and benefit from a pressure cushion. If you have low or no mobility, cannot reposition yourself comfortably, or have thin or fragile skin, you will also benefit from a pressure cushion.
What are the benefits of pressure cushions?
One of the main benefits of using a pressure cushion is to alleviate pressure related pain and make sitting more comfortable. They also allow for improved blood flow and postural stability. They are a simple and affordable way to protect you from pressure related pain. Our cushions simply need to be placed onto your chair or wheelchair to use.
A cushion is only part of the solution, it really is important to move on a regular basis to keep skin healthy and maintain a good circulation. Taking care of your skin regularly is also recommended, including cleansing and moisturising. Click here to find our complete range of bathing aids.
Discover Our Switch Pressure Cushion Range
The original any way up, any way round cushions.
Our high performing, easy to follow colour coded cushions can be used effectively as wheelchair cushions, day chair cushions and riser recliner cushions.
LOW RISK – you are at low risk of developing pressure sores but would like additional comfort in your chair or wheelchair.
Lowzone ECO is our entry level memory foam cushion which distributes weight evenly across the seated area. The high performance, temperature sensitive memory foam offers all day support. It is a stable, flat, cushion suitable for all users with a weight capacity of 146kg/23 stone.
✔ Low Risk ✔ Weight Limit: 146kg/23 Stone ✔ Size: 17″ x 17″ x 3″ ✔ Cover: Wipedown PU
MEDIUM RISK – you are at risk of developing pressure sores and are starting to experience pressure related pain.
Lowzone Switch offers all day support with our proven high performance temperature sensitive visco elastic memory foam. The sandwich construction of the foam means it can be used any way up. It is a stable, flat, cushion suitable for all users with a weight capacity of 146kg/23 stone.
✔ Medium Risk ✔ Weight Limit: 146kg/23 Stone ✔ Size: 17″ x 17″ x 3″ ✔ Cover: Wipedown PU
Lowzone GEL Switch
HIGH RISK – you already have pressure sores and pressure related pain.
Lowzone GEL Switch – the combination of gel and foam working in sync increases the pressure relieving properties, and the slow moving gel consistency prevents migration. The sandwich construction of the foam means it can be used any way up. It is a stable, flat, cushion suitable for all users with a weight capacity of 158kg/25 stone.
✔ High Risk ✔ Weight Limit: 158kg/25 Stone ✔ Size: 17″ x 17″ x 3″ ✔ Cover: Wipedown PU