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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Borcherding View Post
    I think what this thread (and the one on cushions that was just closed yesterday) shows is that there is not one cushion / brand perfect for everyone. ROHO makes great solutions for certain individuals. Ride and Sunrise do as well. This type of choice and competition between manufacturers inspire innovation and reward high-level customer service. There have been a lot of CC threads on cushion selection, and ultimately most come to a similar conclusion that the choice in cushions is individual-specific and should be made through evaluation with a professional clinical seating specialist. Fortunately there are tools such as pressure mapping and the availability of trial products in most seating clinics (and frequently through the supplier / provider community as well) that help individuals compare and contrast various cushion options to see which is best suited overall for their individual needs. Note that I am employed by Permobil / ROHO, so I try and stay away from engaging in a forum discussion specific to product comparisons since I would admit to a bias

    I?m biased too, for different reasons: the needs of my anatomy. I pressure map the best on a Roho Quattro Contour. Pretty simple. (When I did get the one flat I?ve had, in 12 years, it was immediately obvious and fixed in minutes. Not an issue for me, at all, especially given how much better they suit my clinical needs than anything else I?ve been mapped on.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by August West View Post
    All cushions require you to weight shift. The advantage of this cushion is that the pressure points are to the sides rather than under you. Hence, even if you do develop a pressure sore, you can still sit up on a different cushion until the sore heals. The only drawback with the cushion is that you're siting in a hole which makes it harder to transfer out. But you get used to it and it's a small trade-off for what it offers. Overall, it's a great cushion.

    Regular weight shifts are crucial! For everyone! Absolutely.

    Ride (and Jay and most Stimulites) have an additional drawback for some of us: we can?t cath on them. My posterior anatomy is very atrophied, so my prostate/taint compresses my urethra such that a cath can?t pass without much force and bleeding. Especially on anything with a medial hump or even slightly firm (like a Stimulite).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Borcherding View Post
    ...there is not one cushion / brand perfect for everyone. This type of choice and competition between manufacturers inspire innovation and reward high-level customer service. There have been a lot of CC threads on cushion selection, and ultimately most come to a similar conclusion that the choice in cushions is individual-specific and should be made through evaluation with a professional clinical seating specialist. Fortunately there are tools such as pressure mapping and the availability of trial products in most seating clinics (and frequently through the supplier / provider community as well) that help individuals compare and contrast various cushion options to see which is best suited overall for their individual needs.
    Excellent advice from a pro! Thanks.

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