Medical Sheepskin Pads

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

Sheepskin Exercise / Yoga Mat Sheepskin Exercise / Yoga Mat

lovesherdogs from Indiana
March 2, 2018
"This yoga mat is heavenly! I purchased it for my dogs, but when I saw how nice it is I had to try it for myself. It adds a lovely cushion"
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

Cathreeny from Falkirk, scotland
February 22, 2018
"I bought the sheepskin seat pad for my mother who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. She loves it. She spends a lot of time sitting doing puzzles and watching tv and needed something to alleviate the pressure. It is lovely and soft and does the job perectly."
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

Juanita from Madisionville,ky
February 20, 2018
"Sit on sheetskin,because I have a sore bottom has helped a lot.I would recommend it to anyone with a sore bottom"
Hi-Temperature Medical Sheepskin Pad Hi-Temperature Medical Sheepskin Pad

Donna from Nashville, TN
February 20, 2018
"this item is luxiously soft and comfortable and provides everything it claims!! it arrived quickly, well packaged and is a good price. you can't ask for more than that."
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

Avery from Freeville, NY
February 17, 2018
"Because of a stage 1 ulcer, it was determined I needed an absolute softer cushioning affect, while setting down. Because of other issues, I'm unable to walk w/o assistance of a Rollator. I'm setting about 95% of my awake time. The Sheepskin definitely saves me from the unbearable pain I was experiencing. I'd like another Sheepskin pad, But I have to WAIT til I can see my way clear to buying another. I HIGHLY recommend this product."
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

Melissa from WI, USA
February 16, 2018
"I ordered the medical sheepskin chair pad 15 x 15 inches. I ordered this for my dad who is battling lung cancer. He lost a lot of weight and his bottom was getting sore from sitting. He had tried using just a blanket but that did not helped. I searched the internet and found your product and decided to buy it for him to try. He said it is so comfortable and can actually tolerate sitting. He brings it along to his radiation and immunotherapy treatment sessions. I actually ordered another one, the larger size of 19 x 19 inches so he can keep that one in his recliner and take the other one along. The shipping was super fast too, getting it 2 days sooner than expected!"