Review: The Orthopedic Donut Cushion by Ergonomic Innovations – Helpful For Knitters!

Review: The Orthopedic Donut Cushion by Ergonomic Innovations – Helpful For Knitters!

For most of the day, I’m sitting. Whether I’m happily knitting or blogging or doing client work, sitting in an office chair makes up a significant part of my life. Luckily my son goes to school about a mile away, so I do get about 12,000 steps in every day – that’s something!

But the sitting – it affects my posture and at the end of some days, my lower back and tailbone often give me grief. So when I was given the opportunity to try an orthopedic cushion, I thought, what the heck, why not.
Meet the Orthopedic Donut Cushion by Ergonomic Innovations:

My first impressions are positive. The packaging is great and the cushion is actually a bit smaller than I imagined, which is a good thing. The pillow feels firm and the cover is smooth and velvety (it easily zips on and off for maintenance, washing, etc), and I like that it has non-slip grips on the underside.

Here are a couple of photos of it on my standard-size office chair – it really looks like a donut, hence the name.

So let’s give it a try…

When I first sit down, I notice I’m sitting higher and need to make a few adjustments with my monitor and keyboard position – no problem. I also notice that I’m sitting straighter without much effort to do so and everything feels a little more aligned. I also can’t fall back on lazy sitting habits like leaning forward or pulling my knees up to my chest. After a few hours of sitting with the cushion, I notice that because my weight is better distributed, there’s less strain on my lower half. Already in a few hours, I can see this cushion is helping. The only small drawback is getting used to having something on my chair – it’s a mental adjustment to make and I’m sure it will happen over time as I use it more.

If you’re like me and you’re sitting for long periods of the day, give the Orthopedic Donut Cushion by Ergonomic Innovations a try. It’s a low-risk investment for the price and because it’s portable, you can easily use it not only with your office chair, but in a car, wheelchair, airplane, train, bus … wherever you sit and knit!

You can learn more about it here.

* Please note, I received Orthopedic Donut Cushion by Ergonomic Innovations for the purpose of providing an honest and unbiased review. This post contains sponsored content and affiliate links.


About The Author


Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.


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    Thanks for the review Danielle. I’m glad you enjoyed the cushion. If your readers have any questions I would be happy to answer them.


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    Having read this I believed it was extremely informative. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!


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