Birch Hill Trading Company

Birch Hill Trading Co. Products

Medical Sheepskins & Medical Sheepskin products help to prevent the formation of bed sores otherwise known as Pressure Ulcers (PU's) by reducting pressure on the skin, reducing friction and preventing the build up of moisture. (Please refer to our Info page for more information on Pressure Ulcers)

Wool Fibres are naturally soft, springy and resilient, with the added bonus of resisting combustion.  The springiness of the wool pile distributes pressure evenly over the body allowing air circulation and the non-build up of moisture, resulting in coolness in summer and warmth in winter.

Wool is capable of holding up to 33% of its own weight in moisture without feeling wet to touch, perspiration is therefore readily absorbed and then dissipated by evapouration.  Sheepskin naturally repels dirt and bounces back after washing.

All of Birch Hill Trading Co. Sheepskin products are:

100% genuine Sheepskins sourced, tanned and manufactured in New Zealand.

Sanitized™ which acts as a built in deodorant and mildew barrier, preventing micro organisms that cause odour and material break down, helping to ensure our sheepskins remain hygienic & durable.

Fully washable and tested for shrinkage to 85°C, however it is recommend you follow the washing instructions included with your product.

  • Medical Sheepskin - Natural Shape
    Helps in the prevention of Pressure Ulcers by providing a dense support surface which works to reduce pressure. A natural insulator keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. Soft & comfortable to use.
  • Wheelchair Seat Pad
    The springy wool fibres help to keep you comfortable & dry, while providing maximum comfort, support & cushioning helping to prevent Pressure Ulcer formation.
  • Full Wheelchair Cover
    Provides full cover for wheelchair seat pad & back rest. The springy wool fibres help to keep you comfortable & dry, while providing maximum comfort support & cushioning helping to prevent Pressure Ulcer formation.
  • Wheel Chair Arm Panels
    For the relief of pressure spots. Provides added comfort for wheelchair users. Velcro attachments for quick & easy fitting.
  • Full Medical Boot
    A specially designed wide opening makes this boot easy to put on & take off. Suitable post operation for those with delicate feet or ankles and/or limited mobility. Provides warmth & comfort, relaxing pressure on swollen feet.
  • Adjustable Slipper
    Adjustable slipper with rubber sole, engineered so that no Velcro comes into contact with the skin. Protects the foot from excessive friction and pressure.
  • Open Toe Medical Boot
    Wide opening makes it easy to put on & take off. Suitable post operation for those with delicate feet or ankles and/or limited mobility. A beneficial item for patients experiencing Pressure Ulcers or at risk of developing Pressure Ulcers.
  • Heel & Elbow Pads
    Set of two
    Velcro fastener allows this product to be used as either a heel or elbow pad. Offers protection & pressure relief to sensitive areas prone to Pressure Ulcers.
  • Lumbar Roll
    Elastic band for securing to chair back. Helps to prevent lower back pain by improving posture & reducing the tendency to slouch. Can also be used as neck support when lying down.

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