Adjustments make sure you are immersed as deeply as possible in your cushion. You want to maintain as little internal air pressure as possible without allowing your body, especially the bony prominences, to touch the base of the cushion. Your cushion can only be properly adjusted when you’re sitting on it.
Teresa Ellison demonstrates how to set up and adjust QUADTRO SELECT® and CONTOUR SELECT® cushions.
Tricia Henley demonstrates how to set up and adjust Hybrid Elite® cushions.
Jim Munson demonstrates how to set up and adjust Dry Floatation®, Sofflex® 2 and Prodigy® mattress overlays.
Scott Fiss demonstrates how to set up and adjust SelectAir® Low Air Loss Mattress Systems.
Tricia Henley demonstrates positioning with ISOFLO® Memory Control cushions.
- Commode cushion: Place on the seat with the valve toward the front.
- Cushions on contoured surfaces (scooter, etc.): After adjusting the cushion, ensure that no body part has bottomed out.
- Dual compartment Profile® series cushions: To maximize the positioning benefits, the side with the deepest bony prominence must be adjusted first. Dual compartments may be used for side-to-side or front-to-back positioning. For those who sacral sit and use front-to-back positioning, adjust the rear section first.
- Lumbar and sacral support cushions: Attach these cushions to the back of the chair by releasing the Velcro strap. Fit to your lumbar/sacrum, then loop the Velcro strap through the ring and attach it. Follow the adjustment procedures.
- Mini-Max® cushion: Follow the adjustment instructions. Because of the cushion’s cell height (1.5 inches or 3.2 cm), air will release rapidly. The stem should be pinched while releasing air. After immersion, check the ischial tuberosities and trochanter to ensure that no body part has bottomed out.
- Saddle cushions (Western and English styles): Western style cushions are secured with a Velcro strap fit over the saddle’s cantle. Both Western and English styles are tied down at the grommets by the leather straps on the saddle.
- Toilet seat cushion: Each section is designed to follow the contour of the toilet seat. Place each cushion section on the seat to suit individual needs and snap in place.
- Wedge cushion: Adjust the rear section first, then move forward.
- Wheelchair recliner: Adjust the seat cushion first.
Caution: The U.S. Coast Guard advises that ROHO® DRY FLOATATION® products should not be used as a water floatation device.