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Varilite Meridian Wave™ Wheelchair Cushion

Dual-chambered, adjustable skin protection cushion with a solid positioning base. Available in three base styles.

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Excl. VAT: £365.00 Incl. VAT: £438.00

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Therapists now can combine Meridian™ dual-chamber, adjustable Air-Foam Floatation skin protection cushions with a solid positioning base. Three different Wave designs are available: CPW (Contoured Positioning Wedge), LPB (Lateral Positioning Base), and CPB (Contoured Positioning Base).

Therapists recommend the Meridian for individuals with motor and neurological dysfunction due to spinal-cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury. Therapists value the integral pre-ischial ridge and wedge effect created by the Meridian’s dual chambers. User and caregivers value its low weight, comfort, and ease of use. No pumps or accessories. No kneading or manipulation.

CPW Base

The Wave series of contoured closed-cell bases give therapists a choice of positioning support. Wave CPW provides exceptional positioning of the lower extremities for enhanced sitting posture. Lateral thigh supports position the lower extremities and prevent unwanted abduction of the thighs. Medial thigh supports provides the correct amount of abduction to prevent unwanted adduction of the thighs. The Wave CPW increases the weight-bearing load on the back of the thighs and decreases the seat-to-back angle. The closed-cell CPW will not absorb fluid and is resistant to bacteria.

LPB Base

Wave LPB provides a sold base of support and a high degree of pelvic and lower extremity lateral positioning. Lateral pelvic supports, located posterior to the greater trochanters, provide lateral stability that maintains the pelvis in the center of the seat. Lateral thigh supports position the lower extremities and prevents unwanted abduction of the thighs. The Wave LPB provides a firm foundation for postural stability and discourages chair upholstery from slinging. The closed-cell LPB will not absorb fluid and is resistant to bacteria.

CPB Base

Wave CPB provides a solid base of support and a high degree of pelvic and lower extremity lateral and medial positioning. Lateral pelvic supports, located posterior to the greater trochanters, provide lateral stability that maintains the pelvis in the center of the seat. Lateral thigh supports position the lower extremities and prevents unwanted abduction of the thighs. Medial thigh supports provides the correct amount of abduction to prevent unwanted adduction of the thighs. The Wave CPB provides a firm foundation for postural stability and discourages chair upholstery from slinging. The closed-cell CPB will not absorb fluid and is resistant to bacteria.

Air and Foam floatation

Functional areas of the cushion are created by three types of foam: soft foam for the decubitus-sensitive area of the ITs; medium foam for the thigh trough, pelvic bucketing and pre-ischial bar; and firm foam for the perimeter and the medial thigh separator.

Bonding Meridian foam to coated fabric makes the cushion hold air. A valve releases air to immerse the user in the foam, the foam conforms to the user, and the user’s weight is distributed over the surface of the cushion.

Independent research has shown VARILITE Air-Foam Floatation to be the #1 impact and vibration dampening technology (RESNA 2000).

Dual-Chambers

Front and rear chambers permit independent adjustment of the pelvis and thighs, quickly and easily, while the client is seated. The rear chamber allows maximum immersion of the pelvis for better pressure distribution. The front chamber allows maximum loading of the thighs which reduces pressure on the ITs. The Meridian’s dual-chambered design promotes a neutral pelvis position, especially important for clients prone to extensor tone or thrusting. The thigh and pelvic chambers form a pre-ischial ridge which prevents the ITs from sliding forward, preventing a posterior pelvic tilt and sacral sitting. Releasing more air from the pelvic chamber than the thigh chamber provides added postural support by creating dump or squeeze that “holds” the client in place.

Cover

The Meridian is available with a mesh or incontinence cover with breathable four-way-stretch material. Reticulated foam inside promotes air exchange and improves pressure distribution. The underside is a rugged nonslip material with hook and loop for added security. Meridian cover meets ISO 7176-16 ignition resistance standards for upholstered wheelchair components. Machine washable.

Characteristics

Characteristics

  • Cushion Composition: Air-Foam Floatation
  • Base Composition: 3 Choices
  • Height: 3.8 in. (preloaded state)
  • Valve type: Standard
  • Chambers: Dual
  • Maintenance: Once a week, allow your VARILITE cushion to fully inflate overnight with all valves open.
  • Warranty 2 Years, excluding cushion cover
  • FREE DELIVERY
  • 3-5 day delivery only
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