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

Double Medical Sheepskin Pad Double Medical Sheepskin Pad

Landy from Camrose AB
April 12, 2018
"Love the product for its comfort for my back problems. Also Love the feeling of coziness getting into bed at night. I will probably buy another product from this company. Like the fact that this made in Manitoba ????"
Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion Medical Sheepskin Chair Pad / Cushion

Lon from Grapeview WA
April 10, 2018
"I am 87 years old. I recently lost a lot of weight, particularly in the posterior area. As a result I developed pressure points. My Dermitologist recomended sheepskin pads to preclude seious problems.I had never heard of this problem or solution before. I ordered some sheepskin pads frpm Sheepskin Town, which they promptly delivered. These pads have solved my problem. My thanks to Sheepskin Town."
Medical Sheepskin Pad Medical Sheepskin Pad

PattyMcK from Cleveland,Ohio
April 2, 2018
"Very good quality skin. Plush. Using to pad wheelchair for my husband ,when we have to use the wheelchair. Very easy to use website. Would recommend this company."
Double Medical Sheepskin Pad Double Medical Sheepskin Pad

MB from WI USA
March 29, 2018
"I bought this sheepskin for my son in fact I bought two, the smaller one then a larger size because the smaller one was so good.The main reason was occupational back ache, and he cannot praise them enough for the difference they have made both for sleeping and how he now feels during the day with his long hours leaning over an operating table.Trouble free purchase and quick delivery. Many thanks."
Sheepskin Heel Wrap Pad Sheepskin Heel Wrap Pad

Mac from Texas
March 28, 2018
"I recently received the Sheepskin Heel Wrap Pad and started using it right away. I can already tell that is helping the tender areas on my foot. I also bought the Eucalan Sheepskin Wash Cleaner in order to properly maintain the heel wrap pad. The items I bought were delivered quickly and in perfect condition. Thank you!"
Medical Sheepskin Pad Medical Sheepskin Pad

Jan from Calgary, AB Canada
March 19, 2018
"Ordered this product to help my 98 year old mother who recently had a leg amputation with score on foot. The medical sheepskin is very good quality. the Large size is perfect for her bed, and covers both her hips and leg/foot. With only a few days of use, it seems to be helping her foot discomfort. The order service was easy and shipping very fast. Only confusion was the currency (Cdn or US)."