This Education in Motion resource is also available as a printable PDF.
There are multiple factors to consider when choosing the appropriate back support for manual and power wheelchair riders. There are many different types that have unique attributes to best support the client. This guide provides helpful clinical goals, specific features to consider, and suggestions.
For firmer support:
Solid Back Support
Solid Back Support with foam inserts
Our JAY range has offered superior postural support design since 1983. JAY wheelchair backs provide stability in sitting to reduce fatigue and discomfort while optimizing propulsion performance. Go anywhere with confidence. For more information, visit our JAY backs section.
The J3™ Back is designed with a variety of contour depths, support heights, widths (ranging from 12" to 26"), and support shapes to fit almost every user.
Lightweight, versatile, and designed just for kids.
Ultra lightweight and stylish backrest for active users.
Accommodate a client with a kyphotic thoracic spine.
Premium tension-adjustable backrest for greater support and comfort.
Designed to provide posterior lateral pelvic stabilization along with enhanced trunk stability.
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