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Wear in Wheelchair Cushions

2012-05-03

​Often when I go into hospitals and other facilities – places that have equipment pools for seating and mobility, but limited budgets for replacement items – I am asked “How can you tell if a cushion is worn out?”  Because of the frequency of that question, I thought it would make a great topic for Clinical Corner.  It is also a topic that is applicable for evaluating an individual wheelchair user’s cushion to determine when a replacement cushion may be needed if there are no provincial funding guidelines.

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