A properly selected and fitted back support can help a wheelchair user maintain their balance and best position on their cushion, resulting in the stability needed for increased freedom of movement and independence.
Accurate support of the trunk can also help reduce the stresses of pressure and shear on the cushion, contributing to good skin outcomes.
Shown here, designed specifically for pediatric users (or very narrow adults), the Java Decaf Back
’s patented bio-mechanical design provides the flexibility to accurately fit both the trunk and pelvis for support, comfort and enhanced mobility. The Decaf Back fits any wheelchair 10-14″ in width. The highly adjustable hardware and personalized contour at the pelvis help to provide balanced support and freedom of movement.
For years when I skied, even when I was competing, I had one good turn and one not so good one. After working with the Aspen Seating Clinic at Ride Designs, I’m so much more balanced. Not only does it help my performance, but I’m sure it’s better for my skin as well.
— Chris is a speaker, author, artist, and Paralympic gold medalist. His 2011 commencement speech at Middlebury College was named one of “The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever” by NPR.