Stimulite Tension Adjustable Back
Available for folding and rigid wheelchairs,
the Stimulite Tension Adjustable Back
features Stimulite honeycomb to circulate
air and evaporate moisture while equalizing
pressure for exceptional comfort and
stability. The “footprint” of the honeycomb
cells stimulates blood flow to enhance
circulation. Adjustable Velcro straps accommodate
kyphosis or posterior pelvic tilt.
The honeycomb and removable cover are
machine washable. The Stimulite Tension
Adjustable Back is available in widths from
14" to 24" and heights of 12" and 16".
The Invacare Versair Back features lightweight
and comfortable padded upholstery
with a slim profile that easily folds with the
wheelchair for ease in transport and storage.
The outer cover is constructed using mesh
upholstery to wick away heat and moisture.
Alternating 2" tension straps are easy to
adjust. Hook-and-loop straps fit securely
and easily around wheelchair back canes.
This back support is ideal for individuals who
need added comfort and support; its ease of
use also makes this back a caregiver-friendly
Matrix Seating USA
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.
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.
Dynamic Health Care Solutions
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.
Dynamic Health Care Solutions
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.
Sunrise Medical (US) LLC
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.
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.
Free Form Seating
Now HCPCS coded E2617, Free Form Seating combines customizability with ease of use and adjustability. The system allows for gradual corrective positioning and also can accommodate a client’s growth and weight fluctuations. Modules can be removed or recessed for total off-loading. The system is designed to be lightweight and breathable, while also being able to support clients with kyphosis, scoliosis, lordosis or other positioning challenges. This back can be covered with the most appropriate padding for each client, and Free Form’s design can dampen vibration and provide some dynamic movement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diego Pediatric Seating
The Diego system was inspired by the everchanging complex rehab industry and the need for pediatric seating system designed for that market. Through the years, Stealth Products has determined that the pediatric end user needs a modular growth seating system. The manufacturer began to look into how it could incorporate sound positioning features into a next-generation seating system that was not just a scaled-down version of an adult seat, but one designed specifically for a smaller user. Those are the advantages and benefits of Diego.
Icon Back System
The Icon system keeps users, caregivers and techs in mind by delivering fast installation, versatile adjustability and simple operation. Icon backs include VariLock hardware and VARILITE air-foam flotation cushions for superior comfort. Just two components need to be attached to the chair; all others are pre-installed. Adjusting angle, depth, width and height for an Icon back is simple: Adjustment screws are accessible from the rear of the back support or outside of the cane brackets, so adjustments can be made while the user is in the chair. Operating the system is as easy as opening the caps and sliding the back support out of the hardware.
Tarta Original Back
The Tarta Original backrest was designed to be adaptable to the end user’s needs. Every single part of the Original can be customized to fit the individual, using minimal tools and via easy adjustments. Tarta Original is the most flexible backrest in the world: The central column gives freedom of movement and support to improve quality of life for the user. Comfortable, washable foam pads can be used in any combination, and with 12 different shapes to choose from, it’s unique to each individual’s needs. The Original is the winner of five international design contests, confirming the value of this revolutionary product.
Matrix Seating USA
Custom Back Support
The Micro-Modular Seating insert allows clinicians to make unlimited adjustments after the shape has been formed, without using a heat gun. The unique, removable shell and see-through insert design enable confirmation of contact between the client and the back. Proprietary open-cell foam is soft to the touch, but maintains appropriate positioning, breathability and pressure relief. Breathable custom covers maximize heat and moisture reduction. Lightweight, fully adjustable mounting hardware has a quick-release design. Coded E2617.
An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2018:
The Spex system is modular and comprises a grid of foam cubes. The individual cubes can be customized “on the spot” by adding to or removing foam to meet the individual’s specific upper-body shape.
The Spex back support profile can be created based on the postural needs identified for the individual’s upper body. The system has the ability to instantly “create” greater volume or fullness in the back support where needed or to remove fullness to ensure good contact with the body contours.
By providing seating which has the ability to be adjusted, clinicians and ATPs have the ability to continue to provide an individual with comfort and postural support, while meeting the asymmetrical postural presentation.
— Lee Ann Hoffman, Clinical Educator, OT, MSc. Rehabilitation: Posture Management, Numotion