Many wheelchairs are supplied with a standard backrest. For some wheelchair users this is perfect for their needs, but more than 50% of wheelchair users will receive increased benefit and functionality from having a more sophisticated backrest.

Having the right backrest to support good posture will not only enhance your mobility and function on a daily basis, but, could also provide longer term health benefits and help reduce secondary complications of long term wheelchair use.

Backrests can be low rise, high rise, cushioned, rigid, shaped, custom adapted and can be part of a complex supportive seating solution. There is a lot to consider, and the right backrest will be part of maximising your independence and mobility.

To understand more about the range of backrest options available, please get in touch with our specialist team who can talk you through the choices.

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