Lewis Seating Systems
Lewis Seating Systems is a producer of seating orthoses.
The Lewis team strives to improve the quality of life of wheelchair users.
Enhanced freedom and happiness can be enjoyed when you sit without pain!
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Cushion for prevention of pressure ulcers

Using the special Lewis cushion for prevention of pressure ulcers an optimal sitting quality is being guaranteed and pressure ulcers are prevented. 

What are pressure ulcers (decubitus)? 
Sitting without movement over an extended period of time is a joint originator of pain in the seat area. A cushion for prevention of pressure ulcers can reduce this pain. When the pain can't be felt of the body can't shift its position, damage can be originated to the body tissues. The ischial tuberosities and the coccyx (tailbone) are sensitive for this. If there is no quick intervention small wounds can arise, also called decubitus. 

Anti-decubitus sitting cushion

A cushion for prevention of pressure ulcers is trying to prevent pain and small wounds due to sitting. Most anti-decubitus cushions do this by applying equal pressure on the whole surface. If no special facilities are supplied while mounting in the wheelchair, a cushion for prevention of pressure ulcers can't solve the problem of friction in the seat area. Also on a anti-decubitus cushion the upper legs move forward slowly. That's the reason why friction on the skin arises and the user slides downwards. 

Unique sitting cushions from Lewis Seating Systems

The Lewis sitting cushion is working differently than all other cushion for prevention of pressure ulcers available on the market. First of all correct posture angles are being adjusted. This solves the friction problem and a pressure distribution from the pelvis to the upper legs is being generated. In this way the ischial tuberosities and the coccyx (tailbone) are being unburdened, as a result of which problems as pressure ulcers will come into existence less quickly.

Do you like to have more information? 

Do you like to know more about the Lewis cushions for prevention of pressure ulcers as a medic, physiotherapist of potential customer? Take a look at our products, contact us without obligations or make an appointment by telephone. 

On 20,21 and 22 April, the REVA takes place in Gent! Of course Lewis is present here.

Do you have a question about services? Looking for the right device or accessory? At REVA you're sure to find the right solution! Either by visiting some of the 160 exhibitors or by participating in one of the seminars or workshops.

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The way Lewis solves seating problems is based on a new perspective on sitting. This perspective is the result of intensive collaboration with specialists and researchers. We are happy to share our knowledge and experience on sitting. We hope we can contribute this way to a world in which people can sit pain free!

​We chose to make the month of March 2017 all about "knowledge sharing". Want to know what we do this month? Read more!

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On July 2nd this year the 3rd Sit & feel free!-Award was handed to Edgar Masselink of the Action Youth sports camp! Besides a beautiful award he also received the amount of € 2500, - to spend on this great event. Linda Visscher, an enthusiastic Lewis user, has long been a volunteer at the sports camp and has put forward this good initiative.

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This week is the day, the Support2016 starts! Support is an event not to be missed. Support is in fact the biggest, most exciting and instructive exhibition in the Benelux for anyone with a physical disability, their environment and people who professionally deal with the restrictions that may impose physical disabilities. Support gives you insight into the latest trends and techniques.

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