4-way stretch cover
Five different sizes
Built-in height adjustment
Adjustable upper section
Adjustable contour depth
The NXT Xtend Height Thoracic back support is one of the most highly adjustable back supports available today. Precise height adjustments allow for small incremental changes or for a change in the user, a condition which requires modification to the back height placement or contour support.
The NXT Xtend and Xtend DEEP Height Adjustable Thoracic Back Support have been designed with 4″ of stepless height adjustment built right into the shell itself.
- Built-in height adjustment allows back height and lateral contour height to be set exactly where support is needed. Done quickly and easily with the user seated in the wheelchair
- Two-piece lightweight aluminium shell
- An adjustable upper section allows for optimal lateral thoracic support.
- The fixed lower section supports the pelvic area
- Xtend Low DEEP offers an adjustable lateral contour depth of 5.5 – 7″ (14 – 17.8cm) for optimal mid-line support and positioning.
- Scapula cut-out shape
One-hand quick release allows for the NXT backrest to be easily removed from the chair. The back fits 1” or ⅞” or ¾” / 2.5cm, 2.2cm, and 1.9cm, and cane diameters without shims. It is faster to fit with only two brackets onto the canes.
Adjustable from 40cm to 50cm. One can smoothly adjust the NXT backrest with the client in the chair and extend the back to exactly the right height for the user.
Other customisation options include; depth, 25° posterior and anterior angle adjustment and even rotation to accommodate asymmetrical posture. In addition, it has slots for head and lateral supports or belts and harnesses.
Pelvic and scapular cutout
The shell has a scapular cutout to support the spinal column along with creating shoulder freedom for improved wheelchair propulsion and mobility. The pelvic cutout allows for optimal pelvic positioning and support of the PSIS.
Preventing pressure ulcers
It can be difficult to completely prevent pressure ulcers, but there are some things you or your care team can do to reduce the risk.
- Regularly changing your position – if you’re unable to change position yourself, a relative or carer will need to help you
- Checking your skin every day for early signs and symptoms of pressure ulcers – your care team will do this if you’re in a hospital or care home
- Have a healthy, balanced diet that contains enough protein and a good variety of vitamins and minerals – if you’re concerned about your diet or caring for someone whose diet may be poor, ask your GP or healthcare team for a referral to a dietitian
- Stopping smoking – smoking makes you more likely to get pressure ulcers because of the damage caused to blood circulation
If you’re in a hospital or care home, your healthcare team should be aware of the risk of developing pressure ulcers. They should carry out a risk assessment, monitor your skin and use preventative measures, such as regular repositioning.
Don’t hesitate to contact one of our team members to get a quote or advice.