If you are a wheelchair user, then you know how important it is to have a good cushion. A quality cushion will help you stay comfortable and mobile all day long. If your current cushion is wearing out, or if you are just looking for something new, then you may wonder how to inflate a ROHO wheelchair cushion. In this blog post, we will teach you how to do just that!
How To Adjust/Inflate Your ROHO
Inflating a ROHO wheelchair cushion is easy, but there are a few things you need to know before you get started. First, you will need to purchase an ROHO pump. We can find these online or at your local medical supply store. Once you have your pump, simply attach the tubing to the valve on your cushion. Then, use the pump to inflate the cushion to your desired firmness. It’s that easy!
When you first place the cushion on your chair, make sure it’s centered with air cells up and then consult a doctor if needed for alternative positions of valves. Next, turn counterclockwise to open the valve!
Once you have inflated your ROHO cushion, push the rubber nozzle over
the valve and inflate until it begins to slightly arch upward. Then simply clockwise close off with one complete revolution of that tiny black knob on top!
To close all of your air valves, pinch the pump’s nozzle and turn it clockwise. This will remove any remaining pressure from inside each cushion until you have replaced them with new ones!
To make the most of your ergonomic assessment, you should have a user sit in their normal chair and ensure that it’s centered underneath them. They’ll be seated with all controls where they’re used to finding them, so there is no need for change on either end!
You should be able to feel a surface that is about the same width as your leg. Feel around for any dimples or bumps in this area and then slide up underneath them so you can find their lowest bone prominence, which will probably not hurt at all! You might have some difficulty lowering someone’s leg once they’re sitting because it’ll get stuck if there isn’t enough space between cushioning layers.
Finally, you need to release all of that air from under their lowest bony prominence by turning the valve counterclockwise. Once it’s released enough so that only 1 inch (2 5 cm) can move up or down without causing discomfort for them, then tighten back up again with one full turn clockwise motion!
Can I use a ROHO cushion for periods of long sitting or do I still need to have some movement or pressure relief?
It is definitely possible to increase sitting times from a few hours up to 16 hours. It is important that you strictly follow pressure relief procedures as directed by your healthcare professional. Part of this procedure will be to consistently monitor your skin to determine what period of time your skin can withstand the sitting before signs of redness appear.
Inflating a ROHO Wheelchair Cushion is fairly easy, but there are a few things you need to know before you start. First, make sure that the valve is open. Next, use an air pump to fill the cushion with air. Once the cushion is full, close the valve and sit down. You may need to adjust the amount of air in the cushion depending on your height and weight. The best way to do this is to experiment until you find a comfortable setting. With a little trial and error, you’ll be able to find the perfect level of inflation for your ROHO wheelchair cushion.