Enhanced positioning outcomes underneath air and gel cushions
Traditionally, it has been difficult to meet clinical requirements for wheelchair users with pelvic and postural requirements when seated on pressure care cushions.
The Universal Positioning Base assists with these challenges by insertion under the air/gel cushion to configure the base system as per the user’s clinical assessment, to achieve a functional outcome for the user whilst not compromising with pressure care properties.
The Hip Flexion Contour Universal Positioning Base comes with 1x hip flexion contour base and a pack of 8 contouring obliquity pads.
This is an ideal solution for users that have limited hip flexion and require the front of their cushion to be “ramped” downward slightly. The angle is fixed at 10°, however this can be slightly reduced or increased with the use of the Velcro contour pads and Tessellated Shape System pads. Moderate asymmetrical hip flexion limitations can also be accommodated by adding the Velcro contour pads under one of the user’s thighs to raise it up slightly in comparison to the other thigh. Similar to the Ischial Contour Universal Positioning Base, this also features a pre-ischial ledge to support the user’s pelvis and prevent them from sliding forward on the cushion.
The Universal Positioning Base should be prescribed by a qualified clinician and care needs to be taken that the configuration and position of the UPB components does not jeopardise the user’s pressure requirements.
Spex Universal Positioning Base Contour Kit
The Contour Kit for Spex Universal Positioning Bases includes 2x lateral thigh contour wedges and 1x medial thigh contour wedge. It is compatible with all three UPB options. It is available in 4 standard length options, and there is a custom length option available as well:
Below are images of the Contour Kit in use with each of the UPB options:
|Contour Kit shown with the
|Contour Kit shown with the Ischial
|Contour Kit shown with the Hip
Flexion Contour UPB
Spex Universal Positioning Base Pressure-Relieving Neoprene Cover
The Pressure-Relieving Neoprene Cover for the Spex Universal Positioning Bases includes 1x neoprene outer cover and 1x pressure-relieving foam overlay. The foam overlay goes inside the neoprene outer cover and is placed on top of the UPB components. The cover fits all three UPB styles and is available in 9 standard sizes, as well as a custom size option:
|UPB Length||UPB Width||Code|
|Neoprene outer cover||Pressure-relieving overlay|
The Hip Flexion Contour Universal Positioning Base comes standard with…
- 1x Hip Flexion Contour Base
- 8x Contouring/Obliquity Pads
|Hip Flexion UPB Cushion Width||Hip Flexion UPB Cushion Length||Hip Flexion UPB Cushion Item Code|
Can I sit directly on the Universal Positioning Base?
No, the Universal Positioning Bases must be used underneath a pressure care cushion, such as an air or gel cushion option. They are designed to be used in conjunction with pressure care cushions, to meet postural requirements.