Wheelchair Backs


Comfort Company

Acta-Relief Back

Acta-Relief Back

An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:

I have been using the Acta-Relief back with my geriatric population in skilled nursing home facilities with phenomenal results. The back accommodates to the typical kyphotic posture of many of the geriatric population, provides adequate lateral support without laterals most of the time, and my customers find it comfortable. It satisfies the PT/OT positioning goals and satisfies the comfort requirements of my geriatric clients and their families. It is a win-win.

— Jeffrey Cupps, ATP, Numotion

For an off-the-shelf back, it gives you the most adjustment for severe kyphosis, etc. It utilizes “Boa” technology. I had only seen it on hiking boots before this back. You pull a button on the back to release tension, position the person in the back, push the button in, turn the button to tighten some wires, and it is an almost exact mold. Very simple. Change is just as simple. Pull the button, remold.

— John Zona, ATP,CRTS, Reliant Medical Group

  • (800) 564-9248

Motion Concepts

Invacare Matrx MX2

Invacare Matrx MX2

This “barely there” back is designed to offer unmatched comfort, support and peak performance. Thanks to new hardware options, sizes and cutouts, the MX2 back provides more adjustability than ever before. Carbon fiber Fixed Mount hardware provides the ultimate in suspension for shock absorption, tone control and a comfortable ride. Quick-release hardware features popular Mini-Set brackets for ease of adjustment and portability. The solid carbon fiber back shell is contoured for optimal fit and support, and cutouts reduce weight and buildup of heat and moisture. Your most active users will appreciate the new 6" back height.

An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:

I really like this new entry in the carbon fiber market. The back is really lightweight and has some flexibility in the shell so you can have some movement without adding any type of dynamic hardware. The hardware is also small/light, which helps decrease overall weight and lessen the profile of the system.

— Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, MSMS, ATP/SMS, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa

  • (888) 433-6818

Ottobock

Ortho-Shape OBSS Back

Ortho-Shape OBSS Back

An ATP & Clinician Best Pick of 2017:

Ottobock has a great new product out in their lineup — the Ortho-Shape back — that is very cool.

— Joe McKnight, ATP/SMS, CRTS, Numotion

  • (800) 328-4058

ROHO, Inc.

Next-Generation AGILITY Back

Next-Generation AGILITY Back

The next generation of ROHO AGILITY back systems offers significant enhancements, plus a five-year warranty on the shell and hardware, to match the replacement and funding needs of many wheelchair users. Enhancements include comfortable air and foam options; larger cutouts to the shell for a fresh new appearance; smaller and easier-to-install hardware; air/foam/cover ventilation system for improved breathability; and a lighter shell for easier transport.

  • (800) 851-3449

Sunrise Medical

JAY J3 HV Back

JAY J3 HV Back

We can’t control the weather, but JAY’s new J3 HV back can influence a wheelchair user’s all-important microclimate. The J3 HV back can provide warmth or cooling at the flip of a switch. Internal thermal technology includes evaporative cooling to dissipate moisture and pull it away from the body. A rechargeable battery provides at least eight hours of continuous use, and indicator lights tell a wheelchair user if heat (red) or cooling (blue) is currently on. An automatic shut-off feature is incorporated for additional safety. A microclimatic cover features wicking material and a layer of 3DX space fabric to promote airflow and dissipate heat/moisture.

  • (800) 333-4000

VARILITE®

Icon Back System

Icon Back System

With wheelchair users, caregivers and technicians in mind, the Icon Back System was designed for those who want fast installations, versatile adjustability and simple operation. The system includes a range of back types and sizes, all with VariLock hardware and VARILITE air-foam floatation cushions for superior comfort. Just two components need to be attached to the wheelchair; others are all pre-installed. Adjusting the angle, depth, width and height of Icon backs is quick and easy: All adjustment screws are accessible from the rear of the back support or the outside of the cane brackets. Adjustments can be made with the user in the chair.

  • (800) 827-4548

Quantum Rehab

ADI Q-Back

ADI Q-Back

The Accessible Designs Inc. (ADI) Q-Back, exclusively for Quantum Rehab’s TRU-Balance 3 systems, features a contoured shell, viscoelastic foam and a breathable cover for optimal positioning, pressure management and comfort for complex rehab clients. The Q-Back is available in three contour depths — Active Contour, Deep Contour and Extra Deep Contour — with heights from 19" to 25". With angle adjustment available via the TRU-Balance 3 seating system, the ADI Q-Back can meet a wide range of challenging needs.

  • (800) 800-8586

Blue Chip Medical Products Inc.

Amara

Amara

The Amara Therapeutic Wheelchair Back System is designed to improve comfort and support by eliminating the hammock effect of standard wheelchair backs. Amara backs were created to maintain spinal and shoulder alignment and to provide superior pressure redistribution. They’re available in three configurations: fixed back, adjustable back, or dual-zone back. The fixed and adjustable backs are made of high-density Medflex foam, while the dual-zone back has a combination of Medflex and Viscotec memory form for added comfort. All Amara backs have Vyvex-III non-shear covers. The backs are coded E2611-2612.


    Ride Designs

    Corbac Adjustable Back

    Corbac Adjustable Back

    Ride’s Corbac back support safely supports the pelvis and trunk while helping to reduce pressure and shear at the spine and sacrum. Its adjustable tension design offers control, comfort and protection with a quick, easy-to-use mounting system. The 1.75-lb. back can be precisely fit with adjustable thoraco-lumbar-pelvic supports, and straps provide almost infinite fine-tuning of posterior and lateral contours. Spacer mesh overlay promotes air circulation and wicks moisture away from the back surface.

    • (866) 781-1633

    Invacare

    Matrx Elite TR

    Matrx Elite TR

    The Invacare Matrx Elite TR back was specially designed for manual or power tilt-only or tilt/recline applications. With that in mind, the back includes an extra layer of SuperSoft HR foam for improved immersion and comfort, and incorporates full support across the client’s shoulder area. The Matrx Elite TR’s “Easy Set” hardware installs and adjusts in minutes, and all adjustments can be made with the user still seated in the wheelchair, for added convenience. Bariatric Elite TR backs with a 500-lb. weight capacity are also available.

    • (800) 333-6900

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