Spex Flex Cushion

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  • Spex Flex Cushion
    Spex Flex Cushion
  • Spex Flex Cushion outer cover
    Spex Flex Cushion outer cover
  • Spex Flex Cushion incontinence cover
    Spex Flex Cushion incontinence cover
  • Spex Flex Cushion foam inner with positioning base
    Spex Flex Cushion foam inner with positioning base
  • Spex Flex Cushion foam inner without positioning base
    Spex Flex Cushion foam inner without positioning base
  • Spex Flex Cushion positioning base
    Spex Flex Cushion positioning base
  • Spex Flex Cushion
    Spex Flex Cushion
  • Spex Flex Cushion
    Spex Flex Cushion
  • Spex Flex Cushion
    Spex Flex Cushion
  • Spex Flex Cushion
    Spex Flex Cushion
  • Spex Flex Cushion
    Spex Flex Cushion
  • Spex Flex Cushion
    Spex Flex Cushion
  • Spex Flex Cushion
    Spex Flex Cushion

Spex Flex Cushion

Creating possibilities for complex sitting postures!

Flex cushion implements a truly adaptable and easy approach for even the hardest-to-solve cushion requirements for users with complex postures.

As its name describes, Flex has been designed to fulfil the postural requirements of wheelchair users who present with limited hip flexion. Up-to-date research shows that a considerable number of clients with cerebral palsy at GMFCS level V, present with asymmetric limited hip flexion. This condition must be ruled out or compensated as it has been linked to the development of other conditions like pelvic obliquity, trunk asymmetry, scoliosis, and windswept hip distortion (Ágústsson, A. et al, 2017).

Considering a lack of products available that can support clients with symmetric or asymmetric limited hip flexion, and considering the negative impact that this can have on people’s posture and function, we have developed this superior, comfortable, pressure relieving, stable and highly configurable cushion able to address even the most challenging postural requirements.

Every Flex comes with an easily configurable strategic positioning base. The innovative and clinical benefits of the pads and wedges allows the prescribing clinician to achieve a result on-the-spot whilst having the peace of mind that its able to change for future unseen posture changes.

Flex has a unique cover design which can change its shape. This ensures that once all the adaptations are done to the inner foam unit, the incontinence and outer covers are manipulated for a comfortable fit.

Clinical Applications

Excellent choice for individuals who:

  • Have symmetrical or asymmetrical limited hip flexion
  • Have internal hip rotation with tight hamstrings on one side
  • Require pelvic and thighs pressure distribution due to asymmetric sitting posture
  • Have changing postural needs over time
  • Require a high degree of pelvic stability and specific contouring

Functional

  • Positioning base primarily accommodates lack of hip flexion up to 20° but due to its innovative positioning base it can support ruling out other associated deformities as pelvic obliquity, windsweeping, hip abduction, hip internal rotation with tight hamstrings and even lack of hip extension.
  • Strategic positioning base, pads and wedges offer complete customisations on-the-spot for a perfect fit for the user
  • Bevelled front edge allow for knee contractures
  • The exceptional combination of top foam overlays guarantees pressure distribution throughout the complete surface
  • Outer breathable cover and inner incontinence cover included
  • Customisable for individual requirements such as higher thigh supports, leg length discrepancies, among others.

Accessories

  • Spare Cushion Cover

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    Spare Cushion Cover

    A spare cushion cover assists with laundering purposes so you have a back-up cover on hand to ensure your cushion looks fabulous and clean at all times! 

    Spare outer breathable covers as well as inner incontinence covers are available to purchase. 

    Brighten up your cushion with a coloured cover; choose from Chilli Red, Mango Orange, Bumblebee Yellow, Leaf Green, Ocean Blue, Royal Purple, Calypso Pink, Granite Grey, or the standard Black!

    Colour options available here: http://www.spexseating.com/colours

  • Spex Cushion Rigidiser

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    Spex Cushion Rigidiser

    Lightweight rigidiser can be added to any of the Spex range of cushions to provide a sturdy base, particularly for wheelchairs with a sling seat base.This design simply inserts underneath the cushion within the upholstery cover. 

    1110-1010-200, 1110-1012-200, 1110-1212-200, 1110-1214-200, 1110-1414-200, 1110-1416-200, 1110-1616-200, 1110-1618-200, 1110-1717-200, 1110-1718-200, 1110-1818-200, 1110-1820-200, 1110-2020-200, 1110-2022-200
  • Spex 5⁰ Cushion Wedge

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    Spex 5⁰ Cushion Wedge

    Spex asymmetric 5º cushion wedge: 48mm High x 550mm Wide x 500mm Deep

    1209-2724-300

Specifications

Age Group: 
12-17
Adult
Geriatrics
Length Height Weight Capacity Trough Height Product Weight
(16x16)
Standard High
14"-15" 4.7"

Width < 16"
200lbs
(90kg)

Width > 16"
350lbs
(160kg)

30mm 50mm 1.5kg
16"
17"-20" 5.1"

 

Product Performance

This is used to compare the Spex products only.

Pressure Care       4  
Positioning         5
Lateral Stability       4  
Offloading         5
Changing Needs         5

 

Cushion Size Chart

Width Length Standard Contour (3cm Contour Height) High Contour (5cm Contour Height)
Cushion Spare Cover Cushion Spare Cover
12" 14" 1106-1214-0SC 1106-1214-6SC 1106-1214-0HC 1126-1214-6HC
13" 14" 1106-1314-0SC 1126-1314-6SC 1106-1314-0HC 1126-1314-6HC
14" 14" 1106-1414-0SC 1126-1414-6SC 1106-1414-0HC 1126-1414-6HC
16" 1106-1416-0SC 1126-1416-6SC 1106-1416-0HC 1126-1416-6HC
18" 1106-1418-0SC 1126-1418-6SC 1106-1418-0HC 1126-1418-6HC
15" 14" 1106-1514-0SC 1126-1514-6SC 1106-1514-0HC 1126-1514-6HC
16" 1106-1516-0SC 1126-1516-6SC 1106-1516-0HC 1126-1516-6HC
18" 1106-1518-0SC 1126-1518-6SC 1106-1518-0HC 1126-1518-6HC
16" 16" 1106-1616-0SC 1126-1616-6SC 1106-1616-0HC 1126-1616-6HC
18" 1106-1618-0SC 1126-1618-6SC 1106-1618-0HC 1126-1618-6HC
20" 1106-1620-0SC 1126-1620-6SC 1106-1620-0HC 1126-1620-6HC
17" 18" 1106-1718-0SC 1126-1718-6SC 1106-1718-0HC 1126-1718-6HC
20" 1106-1720-0SC 1126-1720-6SC 1106-1720-0HC 1126-1720-6HC
18" 18" 1106-1818-0SC 1126-1818-6SC 1106-1818-0HC 1126-1818-6HC
20" 1106-1820-0SC 1126-1820-6SC 1106-1820-0HC 1126-1820-6HC
19" 18" 1106-1918-0SC 1126-1918-6SC 1106-1918-0HC 1126-1918-6HC
20" 1106-1920-0SC 1126-1920-6SC 1106-1920-0HC 1126-1920-6HC
20" 20" 1106-2020-0SC 1126-2020-6SC 1106-2020-0HC 1126-2020-6HC

 

FAQ

What colours are available to select from for my cushion cover?

You can choose from Granite Grey, Ocean Blue, Royal Purple, Calypso Pink, Chilli Red, Mango Orange, Bumblebee Yellow, Leaf Green, or the standard Black, to brighten up your Spex cushion, back support, and head support!

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Granite Grey

Ocean Blue

Royal Purple

Calypso Pink

Chilli Red

Mango Orange

Bumblebee Yellow

Leaf Green