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Spex Standard Contour Cushion

Designed to create the optimum pelvic foundation for the wheelchair user.

The Spex cushion range is preferred by many professionals for its capacity to correct pelvic obliquities and accommodate fixed asymmetries with on-the-spot adjustments and little or no customisations, saving time and money.

Correct/ accommodate pelvic obliquities.

Spex cushion technology provides the key solution to positioning and levelling the pelvis correctly and effectively by strategic placement in the adjustable base cell system to further contour the cushion for correction or control.

The technology of the construction produces a broad distribution pattern with low peak pressures, and pressure analysis data suggest that the pressure distribution characteristics of the SPEX cushion makes it an excellent candidate for people that are at risk of skin ulcers.

Further pressure management and pressure redistribution is adjusted by simply rearranging and modifying the cells at any time.

Functional Benefits:

  • Accommodate or correct pelvic obliquity
  • Decrease leg flexion by building up rear of cushion
  • Increase leg flexion by building up front of cushion
  • Create pre-ischial support

Description

Clinical:

Designed for the user who has moderate to severe postural needs and pressure requirements. Excellent choice for individuals who:

  • Have changing postural needs over time
  • Have a symmetrical or asymmetrical sitting posture that requires correction or control
  • Require pelvic support and pressure relief/distribution
  • Require a high degree of pelvic stability and specific contouring
  • Need moderate control of abduction or adduction propensities.

 

Functional:

  • Created as the solution-solver for asymmetrical postures
  • Strategic contouring pads offer complete customisations on-the-spot for a perfect fit for the client
  • Gel-foam ischial well evenly distributes pressure under the pelvis
  • Coccyx channel for enhanced pressure relief (for sizes 16″ +)
  • Dual-layer cover reduces shear forces, and breathable air-mesh on cushion sides counters moisture
  • Inner incontinence cover included
  • Customisable for many requirements such as leg length discrepancies

 

Product Performance:

  • Pressure Care: 4/5
  • Positioning: 4/5
  • Lateral Stability: 3/5
  • Offloading: 4/5
  • Changing Needs: 4/5

* This is a guide only and ratings are dependent on correct use of product.

 

STRATEGIC POSITIONING BASE
With the proven in-built adjustable base system, the SPEX cushion can be configured to solve many different pelvis needs ranging from basic cushion stability up to difficult pelvic situations.

Modifications by strategic placement in the adjustable base cell system further contour the cushion for correction, control, balance, stability, pressure redistribution and many other needs.

With adjustment being done at the base of the cushion, the upper foam layers are unaffected and don’t cause bottoming-out or further pressure risks.

Configurations can be easily made so pressure is redistributed from the ischial tuberosities and coccyx onto the trochanters and femurs for enhanced load bearing and stability.

With treating each leg independently via the cells it is easy to obtain optimum positioning and levelling the pelvis correctly and effectively, and this process can be carried out without limit by simply rearranging and modifying the cells at any time for changing postural needs.

Obliquity adjustment is simple and can be built up with the 10mm pads to create the correct hight required.

The Spex cushion can be adapted on-the-spot to suit individual pelvic needs including:

  • Pelvic obliquity
  • Tight hamstrings
  • Posterior pelvic tilt
  • Anterior pelvic tilt
  • Limited hip flexion (one side or both)
  • Extensor thrust
  • Pelvic rotation
  • And much more!

 

Spex Cushion Poster

Spex Cushion Contouring Base Chart

Spex Seating and Positioning Tips

Spex Adjustable Cushion Positioning Ideas

Spex Cushion Strategic Positioning Chart

 

Width Height Weight Capacity Trough Height Product Weight
(16×16)
10″ 2″ 200lbs (90kg) 30mm 1.5kg
11″-15″ 2.5″ 200lbs (90kg)  30mm 1.5kg
16″-17″ 2.75″ 350lbs (160kg)  30mm 1.5kg
18″-20″ 3″ 350lbs (160kg)  30mm 1.5kg

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