Spex Adapta3 Back Support

The Adapta3 Back Support meets the needs of wheelchair users with complex postural presentations including anterior pelvic tilt, lordosis, posterior pelvic tilt, and kyphosis. The back support splits the rigid aluminium shell into three different sections that can be individually adjusted to achieve natural contours to position and support the pelvis and spine. 

The Adapta3 Back Support can provide the shapes needed to support the user by contouring the rigid aluminium shell, rather than the foam padding. The new Adapta3 Back Supports are designed for users who require a back support surface with profile curvature adjustment to accommodate their trunk contour. These needs can be accommodated without excessive foam padding, making it easier to manage temperature and other related issues. The contoured surface remains supportive and holds its shape when the seating system is tilted or adjusted.

The Adapta3 Back Support is designed for the individual who: 

  • Presents with Kyphosis and Posterior Pelvic Tilt and require support at the sacrum and an increased surface contact area along the c-curved spine. 
  • Presents with Lordosis and Anterior Pelvic Tilt and who require a higher back support or additional upper thoracic contouring. 
Categories: ,

More Information


Functional benefits

Spex Adapta back - positioning with less complexity

Positioning with less complexity

Provide effective positioning through the adaptive Profile Curvature System that contours to the shape of the individual. Match trunk profile with Adapta-Points and tighten to secure. Once tightened you can be confident the system will stay in place. Adjustments are made through each shell section offering flexibility as positioning needs change over time. 
 Additional contouring can be achieved through positioning wedges provided with the back support as standard. 

Less foam, less heat, more comfort

By contouring to the spine through the adjustable back support shell, foam bulk can be decreased which improves airflow. Soft yet supportive thin-line foam padding combined with breathable upholstery conforms to its section to provide superior comfort and postural support. The contact area distribution is maximised with one foam pad across all sections.
These needs can be accommodated without excessive foam padding, making it easier to manage temperature and other related issues. The contoured surface remains supportive and holds its shape when 
the seating system is tilted or adjusted.

Spex Adapta back - easily provide extra positioning

Easily provide additional positioning

Increased positioning can be achieved through use of the additional wedges included in the kit. Extra contouring can be achieved using the TSS Lite Kit accessory. The cover is designed to be accessible, so you can easily insert positioning components through accessible zippers on the side of the padding.

Adjustable even when the user is sitting

The Profile Curvature System, positioned at the rear of the back support, allows for all adjustments to be made while the wheelchair user is seated and avoiding the need to transfer out of the chair. 
Spex Adapta3 back support height adjustable

Anatomically match spinal curves with height adjustment

The Adapta3 Back Support features a height adjustable top section, enabling precise position of the back support curves to match the user’s trunk shape. The top Adapta-Point on all sizes can adjust up to 2 inches of additional height. 

Spex Adapta3 back support flip back for transfers

Flip-back mechanism for easy transfers

The Adapta3 Back Support is available with a flip-back upper section (and head support if attached) which swings away to aid with transfers for kyphotic clients, giving easy access for slings and other aids. 
Spex Adapta back - dual mount hardware

Configurable mounting hardware options

Four options of mounting hardware allow the back support to be pushed forward or backwards depending on individual needs. Dual Mount hardware (pictured) will accommodate kyphosis and posterior pelvic tilt, as the central section can be positioned backwards to increase the overall depth of the wheelchair seat. Forward Dual Mount hardware is an alternative configuration of Dual Mount which positions the back support further forward.Forward Extended Dual Mount hardware can achieve the most forward position to meet client’s lumbar spine. It is the suggested hardware for Adapta2 when hyper lordosis is present. Quad Mount hardware is only suggested when Dual Mount options aren’t suitable. It is intended for use only when accessories require space for mounting on back support or to position the back support higher on wheelchairs with shorter back canes.
Technical specifications
Weight (without hardware, 16" back)2.6kg
Weight capacity136kg
Angle adjustment capability - top40° anterior and posterior
Angle adjustment capability - bottom40° anterior and 60° posterior
Height adjustment2"
Overall thickness (including cover)35mm
Spex Adapta back foam composition
Warranty Information
Each Spex Back Support is carefully inspected to provide peak performance and is guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase, provided normal use. Should a defect in materials or workmanship occur within 24 months from the original date of purchase, Medifab will, at its option, repair or replace it without charge. This warranty applies to the back support components including the outer cover, foam unit and hardware. This Warranty does not apply to the general wear and use, including punctures, tears or burns or customer abuse of any of the back components. 

Product Compliance with Relevant Standards 
Spex Back Supports have been tested to and comply with the following standards:

  • AS/NZS 3695 and AS/NZS 3696 (Wheelchair Requirements and Test Methods)
  • AS/NZS ISO 16840.4 (Seating Systems for use in Motor Vehicles)

Spex also maintains a quality management system that is certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 13485:2016. 

ARTG Certificate: 160970

Book An Appointment