The NXT Optima and Optima DEEP Thoracic Back Support were specifically designed for optimal pelvic positioning while providing proper support to the user’s thoracic region. The NXT Optima Thoracic Back Support offers a very large range of width and
height choices to accommodate a large range of users, from the very active to less active – and body types from very small to bariatric.
The range of OPTIMA Back supports designed to provide excellent support and comfort while enhancing the user’s natural range of motion. For optimal pelvis positioning, Pelvic-lumbar support pads can be uniquely positioned to customise the fit for the user. The Optima Allows for optimal pelvic positioning while providing proper support to the user’s thoracic region.
Thoracic Back Support has a 3″ / 8cm mild thoracic contour. Fits 1″, ⅞” or ¾” / 2.5cr angle adjustment and even rotation. Weight capacity 14″-20″ / 40cm – 50cm, 300lbs / 136kg. 22″ and 24″, 400lbs / 182kg. The Optima™ Deep Thoracic Back Support has a depth adjustable deep thoracic contour of 5.5″- 7″ / 14-18cm. Fits 1″, ⅞” or ¾” / 2.5cm, 2.2cm, 1.9cm, cane diameters without shims. Removable Quickfit mounting hardware has height adjustment, 5″ / 13cm of depth, 25 degrees of posterior/anterior angle adjustment and even rotation. Weight capacity 14″-20″ / 40cm – 50cm, 300lbs / 136kg. 22″ and 24″, 400lbs / 182kg.
- Scapula cut-out shape for advanced freedom of movement
- Optima is available in a Standard and Deep lateral contour depth.
- The Deep offers an adjustable depth of 5.5 in. to 7 in. (14 cm to 17.8 cm) for optimal mid-line support and positioning
- Lightweight aluminium shell
- Higher lateral provides better support in the thoracic region while maintaining optimal pelvic positioning
One-handed quick release
The simple-to-operate one-handed, quick-release bar allows the back support to be easily removed from the chair.
Pelvic positioning cut-out
The pelvic positioning cut-out provides a space for the buttocks to protrude beyond the back for a better, more natural seated position.
The smartx3D uses a three-layer technology that includes two separate fabrics joined by a monofilament yarn that creates a breathable channel between the two fabrics. It is this channel that gives smartx3D its 3D structure and creates a “micro-climate” between layers.
Heat and vapour move easily through the highly permeable fabric layer. smartx3D naturally offers a four-way stretch which provides enhanced immersion, aiding in pressure redistribution.
Soft, breathable, resistant to pilling and with moisture-wicking properties, smartx3D offers the ultimate in comfort.
The combination of NXT’s smartx3D fabric and smartGEL foam provides the ultimate comfort and support. NXT’s smartGEL foam offers a higher IFD (Indent Force Deflection and Density), yet it is incredibly soft, highly resilient, and long-lasting.
The gel is incorporated into the foam mixture at the molecular level, which allows for 100% homogeneous cooling with no breakdown of embedded gel beads.
This reduces surface temperature, drawing heat away from the skin while providing superior comfort and softness.
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 die
- 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.