Spex Classic Surface Back Support

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  • Spex Classic Surface Back Support
    Spex Classic Surface Back Support
  • Spex Classic Surface Back Support
    Spex Classic Surface Back Support
  • Spex Classic Surface Back Support inner layer
    Spex Classic Surface Back Support inner layer
  • Spex Classic Surface Back Support inner layer showing the pressure relieving foam
    Spex Classic Surface Back Support inner layer showing the pressure relieving foam
  • Spex Classic Surface Back Support inner layer showing the cube positioning layer
    Spex Classic Surface Back Support inner layer showing the cube positioning layer
  • Spex Classic Surface Back Support positioning cubes
    Spex Classic Surface Back Support positioning cubes
  • Spex Classic Surface Back Support solid shell
    Spex Classic Surface Back Support solid shell
  • Spex Classic Surface Back Support front view
    Spex Classic Surface Back Support front view
  • Spex Classic Surface Back Support rear view
    Spex Classic Surface Back Support rear view
  • Spex Classic Surface Back Support side view without contouring
    Spex Classic Surface Back Support side view without contouring
  • Spex Classic Surface Back Support
    Spex Classic Surface Back Support

Spex Classic Surface Back Support

Easily solve upper torso positioning needs for most wheelchair users with the Spex Classic Surface Back Support. The Surface Back Support incorporates the classic Spex contouring cube system to allow on-the-spot customisations for torso comfort and asymmetry needs, whilst also providing greater stability for the user's upper body and lower trunk.
Greater stability in the trunk can allow for improved head and neck movements, and greater contact surface can aid with pressure distribution for comfort. The contouring and immersion ensures that individual body shape and comfort needs are easily responded to with the Surface Back Support.
The Surface provides superior upper back, shoulder, and pelvic support, and is especially useful in situations where the user requires tilt-in-space and their upper body, shoulders, and lower trunk will have more contact with the contact surface of the back support.

  • Superior upper back and shoulder support
  • Enhanced lower trunk and pelvic support
  • Effortless customisations
  • On-the-spot adaptions for changing postural needs
  • Instant results
  • Cubes can be removed and added at any time
  • Contouring doesn't move or slip out of adjustment
  • Additional contouring support wedges can be used to further enhance the degree of contouring for individual body shapes

While the standard Classic Back Support style with its rectangle shape fits between the wheelchair canes, the Surface sits in front of the wheelchair canes due to the additional shoulder support components. This will inhibit the recline adjustment that is available in most Spex back support hardware.

Clinical

Designed for the individual who:

  • Requires a comfortable back support to reduce torso pain
  • Requires spinal alignment and support
  • Has skin breakdown/pressure care needs
  • Has bony or protruding skeletal prominences 
  • Have changing postural needs 
  • Pertains a maladaptive or asymmetric posture

 

For Mild Bony Prominences For Immersion For Asymmetry

Without even adjusting the cube system, the Spex back support has slight contouring and integrates a comfortable pressure reducing foam surface layer to absorb mild bony prominences and asymmetries for uniform torso contact. 

For individuals that require immersion into the back support, simply adjust the cube contouring cell system to configure for a perfect fit and shape for the user's back. 

For asymmetrical or maladaptive postures, the contour can be arranged to provide the matching shape required to support the user's torso profile. 

 

Functional

  • Comfortable pressure reducing foam surface layer to absorb bony prominences.
  • Cube contouring cell system provides configurations for a perfect fit and shape for the client.
  • Customisation to contouring are performed on-the-spot.
  • Created as the solution-solver for asymmetrical back postures.
  • Modular componentry means you can ‘mix and match’ with different lateral pad options and positioning supports.
  • Offers exceptional back/shoulder contact.
  • Sustainable choice for issuing to other users.
  • Dual-layer cover reduces shear forces, and breathable air-mesh on back support sides counters moisture and temperature.

 

Select Hardware

Quad Mount (default) Single Mount Dual Mount

Code: 1259-2400-100

Code: 1259-2100-100

Code: 1259-2200-100

 

Heavy-Duty Quad Mount Quad Mount Fixed Direct Mount

Code: 1259-2405-100 Code: 1259-2470-100

Code: 1259-2460-100

Accessories

  • Spex Lateral Trunk Supports

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    Spex Lateral Trunk Supports

    Select Hardware

    Select Bracket Upgrade

    • Cane Mount
    • DeepContour backrest bracket
    • Extension for DeepContour (commonly used with SuperShape Backrest

    Select Comfy-Cover

    • Extended padding over mechanism to protect arms from metal hardware
    • Clever release strap for operating the swing away movement
    • Easy release for users who have limited hand function and need independent use to open the laterals for transfers

     

  • Spex Head Supports

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    Spex Head Supports

      Size Pad Width Pad Height Pad & Standard Hardware Per 

    Pad & Zoom Hardware

    Per  
    Compact COM 250 mm 100 mm 1270-4131-000 EA 1270-4231-000 EA

    Square SML 200 mm 160 mm 1270-4111-000 EA 1270-4211-000 EA

     

      LGE 240 mm 200 mm 1270-4112-000 EA 1270-4212-000 EA  
    Contour SML 285 mm 115 mm 1270-4121-000 EA 1270-4221-000 EA

      LGE 340 mm 165 mmm 1270-4122-000 EA 1270-4222-000 EA  
    Adjustable Lateral SML 200 mm 160 mm 1270-4141-000 EA 1270-4241-000 EA

      LGE 240 mm 200 mm  1270-4142-000  EA 1270-4242-000 EA  

    Custom headrests available - please contact us for more information

     

  • Spex Medial Thigh Support

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    Spex Medial Thigh Support

    Swing-Down, Standard Pad

    Code Size A (mm) B (mm) C (mm) D (mm) E (mm) F(mm)
    1162-1501-000 1 60 145 95 40 40 65
    1162-1502-000 2 60 155 100 60 50 65
    1162-1503-000 3 60 185 105 60 60 75

    Swing-Down, Axial-Adjustable Pad

    Code Size A (mm) B (mm) C (mm) D (mm) E (mm)  F (mm)
    1162-1601-000 1 70-140 145 95 50-120 40 65
    1162-1602-000 2 70-140 155 100 60-140 50 65
    1162-1603-000 3 70-160 185 105 60-140 60 75

    For medial thigh support customisations please contact us

  • Spex Tray Tables

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    Spex Tray Tables

    Size Width Depth Black ABS Tray Top Clear Polycarbonate Tray Top
    Small 450 mm 450 mm 1311-7101-000 1311-7111-000
    Medium 550 mm 550 mm 1311-7102-000 1311-7112-000
    Large 650 mm 650 mm 1311-7103-000 1311-7113-000

     

    Side and Lock

    Drop and Lock

  • Spex Shoulder Strap Guides

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    Spex Shoulder Strap Guides

    Recommended for any harness choice to prevent shoulder straps from falling off shoulders. The Spex Harness Guides are height adjustable and fit both 1" and 1.5" straps. Package includes a pair of 5mm aluminium strap guides and attachment hardware.

     

    1400-6692-000

Specifications

Age Group: 
5-12
12-17
Adult
Geriatrics

Weight Capacity

Back Support Size

10"-15"  (25.4-38cm)

16"-20"  (41-51cm) 21"+  (53cm+)
Maximum Occupant Weight  200 lb (90 kg) 300 lb (136 kg)

Must use Heavy-Duty brackets
400 lb (180 kg)

Maximum Occupant Weight with Heavy-Duty Brackets 300 lb (136 kg) 400 lb (180kg)

Size Options

Thickness of the back support is 7 cm. The Spex Classic Back Support is designed to be contoured and this measurement only reflects the thickness without any of this contouring. Therefore the back support thickness will likely be less than 7cm in some sections and more in others.

Width Height Rectangle Shape Code
   

Fits between wheelchair canes. 

10" 12" 1255-1012-0SS
14" 1255-1014-0SS
16" 1255-1016-0SS
11" 12" 1255-1112-0SS
14" 1255-1114-0SS
16" 1255-1116-0SS
12" 14" 1255-1214-0SS
16" 1255-1216-0SS
18" 1255-1218-0SS
13" 14" 1255-1314-0SS
16" 1255-1316-0SS
18" 1255-1318-0SS
14" 16" 1255-1416-0SS
18" 1255-1418-0SS
20" 1255-1420-0SS
15" 16" 1255-1516-0SS
18" 1255-1518-0SS
20" 1255-1520-0SS
16" 18" 1255-1618-0SS
20" 1255-1620-0SS
23" 1255-1623-0SS
17" 18" 1255-1718-0SS
20" 1255-1720-0SS
23" 1255-1723-0SS
18" 18" 1255-1818-0SS
20" 1255-1820-0SS
23" 1255-1823-0SS
19" 18" 1255-1918-0SS
20" 1255-1920-0SS
23" 1255-1923-0SS
20" 18" 1255-2018-0SS
20" 1255-2020-0SS
23" 1255-2023-0SS
 

Spex Surface Back Support

Select code from above table to identify back support size, add code 1290-2937-000 to script a Surface-style Back Support. 

Surface gives greater support in the shoulder and pelvic areas, and is positioned in front of the wheelchair canes. 

Dimensions for T Shape and Surface extensions

When ordering a T Shape or Surface back support, the standard plates used are shown above. Plates shown in blue = 10-15" back support. Plates shown in red = 16"+ back support.

FAQ

What colours are available to select from for my back support cover?

You can choose from Granite Grey, Ocean Blue, Royal Purple, Calypso Pink, Chilli Red, Mango Orange, Bumblebee Yellow, Leaf Green, or the standard Black, to brighten up your Spex cushion, back support, and head support!

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Granite Grey Ocean Blue Royal Purple Calypso Pink Chilli Red Mango Orange Bumblebee Yellow Leaf Green