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

Double Medical Sheepskin Pad Double Medical Sheepskin Pad

Edna from Las Cruces, NM
August 12, 2017
"My husband is bed ridden and was developing bed sores. I purchased this double medical sheepskin and my husband says, "that he is so comfortable and has seen relieve from bed sores. Purchasing was easy and delivery was great. Thank u"
Double Medical Sheepskin Pad Double Medical Sheepskin Pad

Mindy from Portland, OR
August 11, 2017
"I have fairly severe joint pain, which results in very broken sleep. I first ordered the regular size pad and though it helped, I decided I the double size would provide more complete comfort. That has turned out to be true. I am much more comfortable and do not toss and turn all night. I get up with less stiffness in the morning. I am now using the regular size sheepskin on my chair and it has increased my comfort while sitting."
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

cjaye from Madison, WI
August 10, 2017
"Was going to use this as a seat cushion for my elderly mother who is in a wheelchair, but ended up using as a back cushion on the wheelchair for her (she has a different seat cushion now that was supplied by her doctor). It works great for that purpose and prevents pressure spots on her back. I sewed some ties on to attach it to the chair and keep it in place. She really likes it!"
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

Mamaw from Lebanon OH
August 2, 2017
"I really love the medical sheepskin chair pad that I recently ordered. It's great in my leather chair at work because it's not only comfortable but it doesn't slide around. It also stays "fluffed" up after use. You'd never know it was there except for the comfort. I'd recommend this to anyone and will probably order again in the future."
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

Karen from Charleston SC
August 1, 2017
"I am so happy with the cushion!!!! It is the only one I have found that works great without being to tall. I have a painful tailbone and I take this cushion with me everywhere. Thank you!!!!!"
Half Queen Medical Sheepskin Bed Pad Half Queen Medical Sheepskin Bed Pad

Fonda from Charlottesville, VA
July 29, 2017
"Bought for my dad. Great quality, quick shipment."

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