A good back support makes it possible to optimize pelvic alignment and then balance the trunk without affecting pelvic alignment. The key to achieving this support goal is in the way the back support pivots around its axis for seat to back angle.
When the Java Back is positioned correctly on the wheelchair, it provides optimal pelvic alignment. It can then be adjusted for trunk balance without changing the pelvic alignment already achieved. Correct height adjustment of the Java Back on the wheelchair is key.
When determining the correct height of the Java Back on the client’s wheelchair, it is important to locate the client’s PSIS (Posterior Superior Iliac Spine).
The PSIS is the most prominent posterior aspect of the iliac crest. If you’re not sure how to locate a client’s PSIS, here are some tips:
Stand behind the client and find the iliac crest laterally. Move your thumbs in and down until you find a prominent bony bump (which sharply disappears distally and inferiorly).
Look for the two dimples on the lower back — the PSIS are typically located under the dimples.
Then adjust the back height so that the back angle pivot point lines up with the client’s PSIS. This allows the back to pivot around that point of control at the pelvis and not affect the anterior-posterior (sagittal plain) pelvic orientation.
All Ride Custom AccuSoft Cushion cover options allow easy access to the foam cushion for simple in-field modifications that save time. In this video short, Joe Bieganek, Orthotist and President of Ride Designs, demonstrates the proper procedures to use should you need to modify an AccuSoft Cushion.
Are you familiar with the Ride Custom AccuSoft™ Cushion? Like the firmer Custom 2 Cushion, the AccuSoft is carved to precisely match the client’s shape for superior postural control, improved mobility, and skin protection.
While Ride continues to believe in the benefits of a firm, orthotic mode of support, the AccuSoft Cushion is the result of understanding that there are times when a softer cushion material may be what’s needed. It’s made of soft, open-cell polyurethane foam to create a supple sitting surface.
In cases where additional rigidity is needed to support the lateral thighs, Ride now offers a lateral reinforcement option. Quite different from traditional, industry-standard metal or composite reinforcements, this innovation boosts structural integrity, while using forgiving materials that help reduce the risk of injury to skin and soft tissue.
When the reinforced lateral thigh support option is ordered, ½” of cushion foam will be removed from each lateral thigh support, and the reinforcement material will replace the foam that was removed — without increasing the overall width of the cushion.
If even greater lateral thigh support and control is necessary, we encourage you to consider the Ride Custom 2 Cushion, or contact us to discuss your options.
If you’re utilizing the new bundled pricing option, the reinforced lateral option is included in the AccuSoft Cushion bundled price.
Too much time on your hands? Nope, didn’t think so. We’re very appreciative of the time spent during the process of ordering a Ride Designs custom cushion and back support. Allow us to give you back some of that precious time!
Introducing new bundled package pricing for:
Ride Custom 2 Cushion
Ride Custom AccuSoft Cushion
Ride Custom Back
You now have the option of either 1) requesting an itemized quote or 2) selecting the new, bundled pricing package for your Ride custom cushion or back support. All the most frequently ordered options are conveniently included in the bundled package price.
Choosing the bundled pricing package for your custom cushion or back support means:
Funding approval can be requested without having to complete a shape capture and order form.
The shape capture process and order form completion can be done after authorization has been received, when it’s time to submit a purchase order.
Avoiding the need for revisions to funding authorizations caused by discrepancies between the initial quote and the actual order.
Here’s the process for ordering a bundled custom product:
Identify the need for a Ride Custom product.
Obtain clinical documentation to support the need for the product.
Request a bundled price quote if a manufacturer’s quote is required by the funding source. (Tip: Ask us to leave client-specific information, like name, off of the quote and utilize the same quote each time the bundled custom product is selected, to submit to the funding source.)
Obtain funding approval.
Capture and scan client’s shape and submit to Ride along with a completed, bundled package order form and purchase order.
Receive your client’s product fast! Ride Custom products ship within 12 business days of receiving a complete purchase order.
Ride Custom Cushion 2 bundled package
Choice of standard, firm, or reinforced foam
Breathable, spacer fabric cover, one layer or two, with or without spandex over spacer fabric
Any cushion width, including tapered
Any cushion length, including asymmetrical leg lengths
Any sitting height and height modifications
Off-loading contour or full contact
All medial thigh support heights and modifications
All lateral thigh support heights and modifications
Reticulated foam well insert kit
Ride CAM wedge kit
Ride Custom AccuSoft Cushion bundled package
Choice of soft or extra soft foam
Breathable spacer fabric cover, one layer or two, with or without spandex over spacer fabric
All cushion widths
All cushion lengths, including asymmetrical leg lengths
All sitting heights and height modifications
Ride Contour or full contact
All medial thigh support heights and height modifications
All lateral thigh support heights and height modifications
Ride CAM wedge kit
Ride Custom Back bundled package
Any width up to 24″
One set of FlexLoc hardware
1 set clamp mounts for round back canes
1 FlexLoc adapter plate
Choice of fixed or quick release hardware attachment
Choice of original firm foam, soft foam, or spacer mesh liner
Wipeable, incontinence-proof cover for soft foam option only
Soft fit, center only or complete back
Universal headrest mounting plate
Integrated headrest/accessories mount
Shoulder harness guides, loose or installed
Extended depth lateral thoracic supports
Extended back height
Now, get bundled up with Ride and watch your efficiency improve!