Wheelchair Backs


Matrix Seating USA

Custom-Molded Backrest

Custom-Molded Backrest

When adjustability is critical, this custom-molded back from Matrix Seating answers the call. The Micro-Modular Seating insert is capable of unlimited adjustments after the shape has been formed, and without requiring a heat gun. The back includes a removable shell, and its see-through insert design confirms contact between the user and the seat. A proprietary open-cell foam is soft to the touch, but maintains appropriate positioning, breathability and pressure relief. Coded E2617, the back has a breathable cover to reduce moisture.

  • (800) 986-9319

Medifab Ltd.

Spex Positioning

Spex SuperShape

The SuperShape Back Support is designed to provide postural integrity, pressure relief and comfort, even to users with very complex postural needs. The back’s extreme contouring makes it capable of applying surface contact with the user’s body, while being able to accommodate many different trunk shapes. The padded molding structure is composed of a three-layered Spex cube contouring substrate; the best result is achieved by creating areas of greater or lesser support with the adjustment of the multiple layered, padded pocket cells. The SuperShape can also adapt to a user’s changing postural needs.

  • (800) 400-3307

Dynamic Health Care Solutions

NXT Armadillo

NXT Armadillo

The NXT Armadillo back features an aluminum three-section modular shell with a dual-density visco gel and polyurethane foam back cushion. It adjusts to the contour of each user’s spine and accommodates users with kyphosis and spinal deformities. The Armadillo provides aggressive support of the PSIS and is ideal for supporting optimal or neutral pelvic positions in a step-by-step process. The back features incrementally adjustable width, depth and angle. It wraps around the curve of the spine for users with kyphosis and offloads the spinous process in the recess of the middle channel.

  • (866) 875-2877

Dynamic Health Care Solutions

NXT Xtend

NXT Xtend

This height-adjustable thoracic back provides the opportunity to precisely target the thoracic region. An adjustable upper section provides optimal lateral thoracic support. A precise system of height adjustment allows for incremental changes; a scapular cutout provides support for the spinal column, plus shoulder freedom for improved wheelchair propulsion. Engineered as a two-piece lightweight aluminum shell, the NXT Xtend is also available in an Xtend Deep Model, which offers adjustable contours for optimizing midline support and positioning. NXT’s unique, one-hand quick-release provides easy removal of the back.

  • (866) 875-2877

Supracor Inc.

Stimulite Tension Adjustable Back

Stimulite Tension Adjustable

The Stimulite Tension Adjustable Back — coded E2611 and E2612 — weighs 3 to 4 lbs. and has a weight capacity of 350 lbs. Contouring naturally to the user’s body, perforated honeycomb cells circulate air and evaporate moisture while equalizing pressure for comfort and stability. The “footprint” of the flexible honeycomb cells stimulates blood flow to enhance circulation and prevents bruises in the lower back. The back is naturally antimicrobial and completely recyclable, and is also machine washable. The cover is removable and breathable.

  • (800) 787-7226

Stealth Products, Inc.

True Forming Back

True Forming Back

Stealth Products’ True Forming Back is “Custom Seating Reimagined. “ The True Forming Back is designed for comfort, a custom fit and trouble-free adjustability. Stealth Products’ easily accessible hardware is available in both two- and four-point mounting options and is neatly hidden behind a Velcro in-place flap to maintain a sleek and clean appearance. The True Forming Back also comes with patented Coolcore technology on the seat and back cover options.

  • (800) 965-9229

Permobil

ROHO AGILITY Active Back

ROHO AGILITY Active Back

Available in aluminum or carbon fiber shells, the Active Series Back Support line is designed for wheelchair users with active lifestyles. Backrest weights start at 2.1 lbs. with integrated hardware. The AGILITY Active line uses durable Zytel discs to ensure the adjustments that users need during setup and support for everyday performance. AGILITY Active backs feature 15° forward and rearward locking angle adjustments to dial in the best fit. These backs are offered in lengths starting at 8" and widths from 14" to 18"; they’re coded E2620.

  • (800) 736-0925

Ride Designs

Java Back

Java Back

The Java’s patented biomechanical design provides the flexibility to easily and independently optimize pelvic support and balance the trunk, supporting the normal rhythm and movement of the body. The back is available in widths of 14-20". The three back heights are Regular (below scapulae), Tall (mid scapulae) and Grande (top of shoulder; all heights are available in 3" or 6" depth. Height, depth, angle, pelvic support and trunk balance can be independently adjusted. Simple, compact quick-release hardware offers 20° of back angle adjustability, 2" of seat depth availability and 2" of back width adjustability.

  • (866) 781-1633

Sunrise Medical

JAY J3

JAY J3

The JAY J3 line offers a range of width, height and contour depth shells to fit varying client needs. Each back is lightweight and adjustable, with many hardware choices for easy installation. J3 hardware uses a clamp style to fit frame tubing from 3/4" to 1 1/8", making it a highly compatible aftermarket option. The solid shell comes in five contour shapes and four support heights to provide support for clients with different postures and functional needs. It has 20° of angle adjustability, +2" of width adjustment, and is coded E2613, E2614, E2615 and E2620. The J3 is available in a carbon fiber shell that weighs as little as 2.2 lbs. with RH hardware.

  • (800) 333-4000

Quantum Rehab

TRU-Comfort 2 Back Cushion

TRU-Comfort 2 Back Cushion

The TRU-Comfort 2 Back Cushion from Quantum Rehab provides adjustable positioning and pressure management. Additionally, this back is compatible with both TRU-Balance 3 Power Positioning Systems and the Static Seat Frame System. The TRU-Comfort 2 Back features a four-way stretch, recovery, fluid-resistant, breathable cover to meet the varied demands of today’s wheelchair consumers.

  • (800) 800-8586

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