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Tess Back

Tess Back

The Tess Back support is the ideal rigid back system to accommodate users with basic to intermediate postural support needs. With over 30 different back and side support combinations, this rigid back system can be used to seat a wide variety of wheelchair users who require firm pelvis and trunk side support. It maintains firm spinal alignment and promotes even weight bearing in sitting, which assists in preventing pressure sores and spinal deviations. By providing optimal support to the pelvis, trunk and back, the Tess back facilitates optimal arm and hand function.

Used in conjunction with a good positioning cushion, it promotes healthy development of the spine in children and helps prevent and delay spinal deviations in adults.

The Tess Back was specifically designed to be lightweight and user-friendly. It fits with a wide range of different wheelchairs, both manual and motorised.

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Tess Back

Rigid Back Support

There are three height options available Mid and upper thoracic back heights for active users who self-propel, and shoulder height for users who need higher back support. The back can be adjusted through a range of 15° enabling the seating specialist to recline the back to optimal angle allowing the user to sit in a balanced and most comfortable position.

Tess Back

Rigid Trunk Side Supports

These enable the user to sit in an upright and balanced position, improving lung capacity and preventing users from collapsing to the side. The depth of the side supports can be specified according to the user’s needs.

Tess Back

Width Adjustable

Simple adjustment with a 10mm spanner can be done to configure the back for the user. Further adjustments can be made with foam build ups under the covers to accommodate intermediate deviations of the trunk and spine.

Tess Back

Simple to remove

The back can easily be removed or re-attached with just one hand, allowing the wheelchair to fold. It is also possible for the user to transfer the back between 2 different wheelchairs if necessary e.g. home and school wheelchair.

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Sizes & Specifications

TRUNK WIDTH
SIZE
MID THORACIC
 
UPPER THORACIC
 
SHOULDER HEIGHT
 
STD
SIDE SUPPORT
DEEP
SIDE
SUPPORT
STD
SIDE
SUPPORT
DEEP
SIDE
SUPPORT
STD
SIDE
SUPPORT
DEEP
SIDE
SUPPORT
Kids sizes
BH: 240mmBH: 300mm
127-178mm8"160x150210x150
BH: 240mm
BH: 300mm
BH: 340mm
178 - 229mm10”160x150210x150260x150
229 - 279mm12”160x150210x150260x150
Adult sizes
BH: 300mm
BH: 340mm
BH: 440mm
229 – 279mm12”210x150260x150260x200300x150300x200
BH: 340mm
BH: 440mm
BH: 600mm
279 - 330mm14”260x150260x200300x150300x200390x150390x200
330 - 381mm16”260x150260x200300x150300x200390x150390x200
381 - 432mm18”260x150260x200300x150300x200390x150390x200
432 - 483mm20”260x150260x200300x150300x200390x150390x200

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