Lucy's complex posture solved with Spex backrest

Lucy (not her real name) is well known to our service and we have been struggling for several years to get her seated adequately in her wheelchair. She was referred to me again after increasing concerns regarding difficulty positioning and poor oral intake.

Her previous seating has been custom foam’n’place moulded insert which we regularly had to re-do or carve out to meet her progressing postural changes. I decided to try the Spex backrest on this intervention but was unsure if it could accommodate her severe deformity.

I was very pleased with the result and combined with a custom cut foam cushion Lucy is well supported, has increased her oral intake and is interacting more with her environment.

The advantage with the Spex system is that we can now continue to modify the same backrest as her needs change without the expense and time of custom foam’n’place.

Angela Kennedy

Community Physiotherapist

Seating and Wheelchair Service

Younger Persons Community Therapy Service