Medical Sheepskin Pads

Medical sheepskins are genuine Australian and New Zealand sheep skins that have been shorn to a length of 1". They are sheared to disperse a person's weight most effectively. This distribution of pressure reduces bed and pressure sores. Our medical sheepskin products are also exceptionally breathable; this reduces excess moisture and prevents overheating. They come in a variety of forms including versatile pieces like our sheepskin chair pad or sheepskin bed pad. The same benefits are put to use in our sheepskin saddle pad collection. Take a look at our medical sheepskin products to see all of the ways it can improve the quality of a person's life.

About our Medical Sheepskin

Medical sheepskin can work for people with various needs. It is great for someone who spends a lot of time in a chair, bed or wheelchair; it can reduce or prevent bed and pressure sores. Medical sheepskin pads have been used in hospitals and nursing homes for their healing and preventative qualities since the early 1960's.

When producing medical sheepskin, our team selects sheepskins with the highest pile density; this dense pile provides support. Medical sheepskin is sheared to an even length of approximately 1 inch (30mm), which distributes weight. Medical sheepskin mattress pads are specially tanned to ensure that the leather is pliable, and the entire pelt is easy to clean. This pliability allows it to conform to many positions. During the tanning process the sheepskin is also Sanitized®, which prevents fiber loss and makes the pelts very bacteria resistant.

Benefits of Medical Grade Sheepskin

Evenly distributes weight

Evenly distributing weight is important when reducing and preventing bedsores. 1 inch is the ideal pile height to evenly distribute weight. The fibers are soft and springy, so it conforms to a person’s body. This relieves pressure where it tends to build, improving blood flow.

Reduces excess moisture

Excess moisture is a reason why bedsores develop. Medical sheep skin is perfectly suited to deal with this. It can absorb up to 33% of its own weight in moisture without feeling wet.  The fibers also release moisture back into the air at a quicker rate than other materials. Medical sheepskin’s ability to cut down on moisture makes it useful for skin irritations including rashes, itchy skin and eczema.

Acts as a natural thermostat

Sheepskin regulates body temperature; keeping a person warm without overheating. Sheepskin has hollow fibres, making it very breathable. This also works to reduce moisture buildup caused by sweat. 

Improves the health of skin

Lanolin in wool has qualities that can improve the health of skin; it moisturizes the skin while protecting against the buildup of excess moisture. This enhances the feel of skin and everyday comfort. Sheepskin is also naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. Lanolin has self-cleaning properties when left to air out.

Comes in many shapes and sizes

Medical sheepskin can be used on a chair, bed, wheelchair, or almost anywhere you can think of. It can also be used to ease soreness caused by crutches. To make sure that our medical sheepskin can help in as many situations as possible we offer wheelchair covers, chair pads, bed pads and crutch covers. We also have medical sheepskin wraps that can be used on a person’s elbow, knee, forearm or ankle. Take a look at all of the ways Australian medical sheepskin can improve quality of life.

Easy to clean

All of our medical sheep skins are machine washable. Our ivory medical sheepskins can be washed at 100°F / 38°C, while our hi-temperature medical sheepskin can be washed at 176°F / 80°C. Washing the sheepskin at a higher temperature allows for a more thorough disinfection. The hi-temperature sheepskin is also resistant to staining such as blood and urine.


Recent Reviews About our Medical Sheepskin

Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

Happy Shopper from Pacific NW
May 28, 2017
"We bought these chair pads for our RV (driver"
Medical Sheepskin Pad Medical Sheepskin Pad

Vickey from Valdosta, Ga
May 20, 2017
"I sent this to a dear friend in Oregon. He is very ill and recently requires a wheelchair to get around. He said he had gotten bedsores from the wheelchair , and having to sit in it. I was so happy to see your product was washable, so I hope it gives him the comfort in chair and also in bed. Thank You!"
Double Medical Sheepskin Pad Double Medical Sheepskin Pad

Heide from Hampton Roads VA
April 29, 2017
"I purchased this for my elderly mother who has restricted mobility due to a foot injury. She needs to keep her foot elevated but was too uncomfortable just laying in bed. So I purchased this thinking it my offer some deeper comfort as a mattress topper. And it DID! The first day she used it she slept more comfortably and was able to remain with her foot properly elevated for longer periods of time. This was exactly what she needed :) It keeps the moister and temperature more consistent and comfortable. Purchasing is easy and delivery was prompt. I will continue to purchase natural hides from SheepskinTown."
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

sore butt from Ontario Canada
April 24, 2017
"100% as advertised, shopping experience excellent."
Medical Sheepskin Pad Medical Sheepskin Pad

bohndo from Sherburne , ny
April 12, 2017
"quality, durable sheepskin, excellent for in a recliner, or use on a bed. Shipping was fast, we are very happy with your product and your service, Thankyou"
Double Medical Sheepskin Pad Double Medical Sheepskin Pad

Pozzee from Vancouver BC
April 9, 2017
"I wanted to give this five stars because it is excellent in every way Except there needs to be an item that is the length and width of a recliner. I bought the single and that didn't work so I bought this size. It now goes the length of the chair but when my 5'4", 130 lb 89 year old mom sits on it in the chair it is not wide enough to cover the arms of the chair. Which means her very delicate skin which so needs this product isn't resting in it."

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