Foam cushions are a popular option for wheelchairs. Foam wheelchair cushions have a simple construction, are affordable, and provide a stable surface. Additionally, foam cushions are lightweight, which many wheelchair users prefer.
Foam cushions are often made of a single layer of foam. However, some foam cushions are constructed with multiple foam layers, each with a different density. These multi-layer cushions provide more positioning support than a single-layer foam cushion will.
Thanks to technology, foam cushions can include memory foam which helps to adapt and retain a position based on the shape of your body. With the wide variety of foams available, foam cushions can be designed to provide support, softness, or any combination of the two.
If you need a particular fit or alteration to your wheelchair cushion, a foam cushion may be just the solution, since many foam cushions can be easily altered. A physical therapist or doctor can cut or remove part of a foam cushion to provide pressure relief, or can sculpt the cushion to provide greater postural support.
When you’re shopping for a wheelchair cushion on a budget, you will have plenty of options when looking at foam cushions. One of the major benefits of foam cushions is that they are highly affordable, especially when compared with air and gel cushions. You should be aware that foam does wear out more quickly than air and gel cushions do, but replacing foam cushions is affordable.
If you’re looking for a wheelchair cushion option which is lightweight, affordable, and which can provide you with both support and softness, then a foam cushion may perfectly suit your needs.
Be sure to reach out and contact us if you have any questions about which cushion may be right for you; we’re always happy to help.