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

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

LL from Asheville, NC
January 10, 2018
"Excellent product, used in wheelchair, prompt service Definitely would recommend Might get another one for bed"
Medical Sheepskin Pad Medical Sheepskin Pad

Snh from New hampshire
December 27, 2017
"Makes sitting comfortable"
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

farmer from geenville texas usa
December 26, 2017
"the sheepskin is being used on the footrest of my recliner and is really comfortable and after sewing some ties it remains in place in all chair positions. my diabetic legs appareciate the comfort and i only wish I had ordered it long ago! I also apprecdiate the fast service as it arrived within days of my ordering."
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

Chris from Toledo, OH
December 13, 2017
"I am using the sheepskin on my office chair that does not have a great cushion. I purchased the larger size and it is nice and wide. The sheepskin is TOP QUALITY, very comfortable and keeps me cool. It's funny how a simple thing like this can really make a difference when I have to sit for many hours per day for my job. What's nice about it is I can easily move it to any place I sit, so now I'm comfortable anywhere. Glad I bought it."
Medical Sheepskin Pad Medical Sheepskin Pad

Heather from United Kingdom
December 12, 2017
"Bought this for my father who is in constant pain. It has really helped the quality of his life and can now sit without too much pain"
Medical Sheepskin Pad Medical Sheepskin Pad

Brenda from Michigan
November 17, 2017
"I ordered the product while recovering from an injury, and it's really made prolonged periods of sitting more comfortable. My sheepskin is very plush and I'm very happy with my purchase, as well as the company's customer service."