Gel Cushions

  1. Drive Medical Gel "E" 2"
    Gel "E" 2"
    • Cushion Cover Standard
    • Height 2"
    • Risk Breakdown Low
    • Weight 4 lbs
    • Weight Capacity 250 lbs
    The Gel "E" 2" cushion from Drive Medical is a pressure reduction cushion designed to assist in the prevention, treatment and management of pressure sores.
    $46.95
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  2. Protekt Ultra
    Protekt Ultra
    • Cushion Cover Standard
    • Height 2"
    • Risk Breakdown Low
    • Weight 4 lbs
    • Weight Capacity 275 lbs
    The Protekt Ultra Cushion is a multi-layer foam cushion with both ultra-high density and soft gel-infused foams to support the user and provide comfort.
    As low as $85.00
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  3. Medline EquaGel Balance Cushion
    EquaGel CONTOUR Cushion
    • Cushion Cover Fabric
    • Height 2"
    • Risk Breakdown Low
    • Weight 8 lbs
    • Weight Capacity 350 lbs
    Enjoy continual redistribution without compromising comfort and support.
    As low as $186.00
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  4. JAY J2 Cushion
    J2 Cushion
    • Cushion Cover Standard Incontinence
    • Height 2.5"
    • Risk Breakdown High
    • Weight 6 lbs
    • Weight Capacity 250 lbs
    The J2 Cushion provides both lateral and forward stability while also reducing friction, heat, and skin shearing for an excellent fit customized to each user.
    As low as $334.00

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Gel cushions are a popular wheelchair cushion option, thanks to their excellent pressure distribution properties. These cushions can help to increase comfort, provide postural support, and reduce physical issues such as skin shearing and the development of pressure sores.

Gel provides a unique semi-liquid layer. Engineered gel is usually put into a pouch, which is then attached to a foam cushion base. The wheelchair user can sink into the gel layer, which helps to distribute their pressure across the entire seat area, rather than concentrating pressure in a single area, as tends to happen with foam cushions.

Gel cushions often feature sculpting or shaping to provide specific support to atrophied legs or otherwise weakened muscles. Support can be from side-to-side or front-to back. Various levels of support are often available, depending on your particular needs, and some gel cushions come with inserts that you can use to further customize the fit.

While gel cushions provide excellent comfort, they do provide relatively little shock absorption when compared with other types of wheelchair cushions. Because the gel is already compressed, it has nowhere to further compress and spring back as you travel over large bumps. Gel seat cushions are also usually heavier than other types of cushions.