pressure sores

Products and tips to improve your sleep and maximize energy and comfort during waking hours

posted on October 8, 2015 - 9:35am
It’s a catch-22: Getting a good night’s sleep is an important way for people living with neuromuscular diseases to help maximize their health and well-being. But the physical symptoms of many of these diseases can themselves limit the restfulness of sleep.  “We tend to overlook the importance of sleep; it’s so basic,” says Sharon Greenberg, an occupational...

The right cushion makes all the difference in wheelchair comfort

posted on April 1, 2013 - 9:17am
Quest Vol. 20, No. 2
Anyone using a wheelchair, even for a few hours a day, needs to sit on a cushion. The most obvious reason for using a wheelchair cushion is simply to offer general comfort by reducing friction and vibration. A good cushion also can wick away moisture and keep you cool.
posted on July 1, 2008 - 1:43pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 4
Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers, ischemic ulcers and bedsores, are a common hazard for people who spend hours daily in a wheelchair. Not everyone is at risk, though, and for many, using a relatively inexpensive foam rubber or gel wheelchair cushion is fine, as long as it’s comfortable. For others, specially designed cushions can help reduce the risk of pressure sores, or in some...

Rigid vs. sling seating

posted on May 1, 2008 - 9:50am
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
Most people don’t want to sag as they get older. Why should their manual wheelchairs be any different?
posted on February 1, 1999 - 9:45am
Pressure sores and bed sores are terms that basically refer to the same problem, the formation of a wound due to prolonged pressure on a particular point on the body. The term pressure sores is perhaps more useful than bed sores, since it includes injuries caused by being in bed as well as those that result from sitting in a wheelchair or using an orthopedic device that presses against the...