Laminar Orthopedic Cushions

All of our Laminar cushion sizes may now be ordered online. Contact our customer service representatives to order Contour Laminar, Laminar III, or SunMate base pressure quality options other than Medium. Order slipcovers here.

Laminar cushions provide the ultimate in seating comfort and performance by combining the support capabilities of SunMate with the pillowy-soft comfort of Pudgee. Laminar cushions make sitting for longer durations possible while providing the extra pressure relief needed to counteract extreme soreness and fatigue. Choose from a wide range of cushion thicknesses and pressure supports to create a combination tailored to you or your client's individual needs.

Advantages of a Laminar

  •  Laminar Orthopedic Wheelchair CushionThe top layer of pillowy-soft Pudgee flows around an individual's body shape to capture and cushion the highest points of seating pressure.
  • Pudgee's gel-like slide reduces shear forces by moving with the skin, not against it, eliminating friction which can aggravate tender areas on the skin.
  • Pudgee is cool to the touch.
  • On its own, a Pudgee pad is so soft, it bottoms-out under pressure, but used as a top layer of a Laminar, the bottom SunMate layer captures the weight and provides the necessary support by distributing pressure evenly across the sitting area.
  • Thickness and softness (or pressure quality) of the SunMate layer is determined by the individual's weight and comfort preferences.
  • Waterproof slipcovers and coatings are available.

Advantages of a Contour Laminar 

Contour Laminar Orthopedic Wheelchair CushionA Contour Laminar offers all the same benefits of a basic Laminar with the following advantages:

  • With a generic seat contour shaped directly into the SunMate layer, a Contour Laminar is especially beneficial to those who need additional support to achieve proper seat position.
  • The slightly elevated front end of the cushion raises the legs just enough to prevent sliding forward.
  • The deeper contour toward the back of the cushion centers the body and holds it in place creating more stability than a simple wedge or flat cushion.
  • Waterproof slipcovers and coatings are available.

Laminar III

Laminar III Orthopedic Wheelchair CushionLaminar III cushions are composed of a layer of Pudgee sandwiched between two layers of SunMate. A Laminar III may be preferable to those who are highly sensitive to the cold. A top layer of thin SunMate provides insulation from the cool sensation of a Pudgee in winter climates.

How to Select a Cushion

Cushion Size and Support Options