NXT Xtend Height Thoracic Back Support

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

What’s included

NXT Xtend Height Thoracic Back Support quick release NXT Xtend Height Thoracic Back Support height adjustable

NXT Xtend Height Thoracic Back Support customisation options

NXT Xtend Height Thoracic Back Support pelvic and scapular cut out

Quick release

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.

Height adjustable

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.

Customisation options

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.

These include:

  • 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.

Back Support Specifications – INCH (CM)

Xtend Xtend Deep
Weight – lbs (kg) 4.1 (1.86) 4.7 ( 2.13)
Height 16 – 20 (40.6 – 50.8)
Fit wheelchair width 16 – 24  (40.6 – 61.0)
Contour Depth 3.5 (7.6) 5.5 – 7 (14-17.8)
Max user wegiht – lbs (kg) 300 (136.08) 22 Wide +:400 (181.44)

Back Support Sizes– INCH (CM)

Width Height Fits Wheelchair Width
16 (40.6) 16 – 20 (40.6 – 50.8) 16 – 18 (40.6 – 45.7)
18 (45.7) 18 – 20 (45.7 – 50.8)
20 (50.8) 20 – 22 (50.8 – 58.4)
22 (55.9) 22 – 24 (55.9 – 61.0)
24 (61.0) 24 – 26 (61.0 – 66.0)

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