The H-letter design of the H-cushion means that you can position your legs stably between the cushions. The H-cushion is symmetrical which makes it useful for lying both on the left and the right side, giving you the opportunity to shift between different lying positions.
Furthermore, the H-cushion prevents oedema since it ensures that the legs are positioned above heart-level letting fluid run back to the heart.
The H-cushion is used for:
The H-cushion has been designed in co-operation with occupational therapists, physiotherapists, doctors and patients at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
The H-cushion is made of breathable and waterproof material and filled with polystyrene balls.
During 1½year Aarhus University Hospital lent the H-cushion to patients who were discharged from the hospital.
A questionaire reveals great satisfaction with the H-cushion. Some of the patients had been through a hip-operation before, and knew about sleeping and resting difficulties. Many experienced that the H-cushion was a great improvement for hip-operated patients.
Children and adults suffering from spasticity find great comfort in using the H-cushion. Many wake up several times during the night or during a little nap due to uneasiness and spasms in the legs. Using the H-cushion separates your legs, the spasticity is reduced, and you experience a more refreshing sleep.
The H-cushion can also be used for lying on your stomach (in prone position).
The H-cushion can be used for sitting. At the same time the therapist can support her arms on the cushion while giving treatment.
Protac makes the H-Cushion in 4 standard sizes.
Special sizes are possible.
Instructions for using the H-cushion:
When you have finished using the cushion:
Roll back onto the back. First lift the healthy leg back onto the mattress. Again sink your heel into the mattress and bend your knee. Support the thigh with a hand and carefully pull the cushion away. Again, remember to keep the hip and knee joints in a straight line.
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