Spex SuperShape
Back Support

The wheelchair back support with extreme contouring capabilities! SuperShape p
rovides an extra supportive wheelchair back solution using Shape Technology for contouring to provide postural integrity, pressure relief and comfort.

The SuperShape is a seating system that successfully meets individual trunk shapes of users with complex postural needs, and can be fitted and changed anywhere and at any time.

It looks simple; however, the SuperShape has patented, concealed technology!

On the outside:

Robust and durable back support with a breathable, washable cover.

On the inside:

  • Expansion Fabric Cover: Allows extensive contouring without compromising skin protection.
  • Primary Contouring Section: With comfortable pressure-reducing foam surface layer to absorb bony prominences.
  • Secondary Contouring Section: With contouring cube cells on both sides.
  • Positioning Wedges: Zipped up inside the cover.

Clinical & Functional
Designed for the individual who:
  • Has complex postural needs such as kyphosis, scoliosis, hyperlordosis, etc
  • Has significant spinal or trunk asymmetries
  • Has protruding skeletal prominences
  • Risks skin breakdown and has pressure care requirements
  • Requires greater immersion into back support for stability and comfort
  • Requires torso pain reduction

The contouring of the cushioning is essential to apply intimate surface contact to areas of the body that are contoured. The padded moulding structure is comprised of a three-layered Spex cube contouring substrate. The best result is achieved by creating areas of greater or lesser support with the adjustment of the multiple-layered padded pocket cells. We have developed 2 different densities of Spex cube cells in order to provide stability and comfort where it is needed. The SuperShape can adapt to changing needs and provide enough stability for complex and asymmetric postures

Create shapes, contours and comfort.

  • SuperShape back support can be fitted to virtually any wheelchair chassis
  • Expansion fabric cover that allows all kinds of contouring without compromising skin protection
  • Comfortable pressure-reducing foam surface layer to absorb bony prominences
  • The contouring system comprises a triple-layer cell system of cubes whereby padding can be increased or decreased to provide different shapes and configurations to suit any individual for a perfect fit and shape
  • Deep contour solution which offers exceptional contact to contoured areas of the body
  • Customisation to contouring is performed on the spot, as many times as you want
  • Created as the solution for asymmetrical back postures
  • Modular componentry means you can “mix and match” with different lateral pad options and positioning supports
  • Wide range of adjustment in angle, depth, and height for growth and changing needs
  • Breathable, washable cover
  • Sizes available from 10” to 20” and in different heights for each width
  • Choose from a large range of lateral supports and head supports
  • Robust and durable
Moderate Needs Complex Needs Custom Needs
Contouring of the cushioning is achieved by adjusting the multiple layered padded pocket cells to create areas of greater or lesser support. On-the-spot contouring allows the patient to adopt their preferred posture for maximum function and comfort. SuperShape’s simple method accomplishes superior seating results by accurately contouring to the complex shapes seen in highly involved clients.
Videos &
Contouring for Scoliosis
Contouring for Lordosis
Contouring for Kyphosis
How to use the Contouring Chart
Ella's Story
Celebrating six years of the SuperShape Back Support
Weight Capacity
Product Codes

The thickness of the back support is 10 cm. The Spex SuperShape Back Support is designed to be contoured and this measurement only reflects the thickness without any of this contouring. Therefore the back support thickness will likely be less than 10cm in some sections and more in others.

Weight Capacity

Back Support Size 10″-15″ (25.4-38 cm) 16″-20″ (41-51 cm) 21″+ (53 cm+)
Maximum Occupant Weight 200 lb (90 kg) 300 lb (136 kg) Must use Heavy-Duty brackets
400 lb (180 kg)
Maximum Occupant Weight with Heavy-Duty brackets 300 lb (136 kg) 400 lb (180 kg)
W/C Width Height Back Support Code Spare Cover Incontinence Cover
10″ 12″ 1256-1012-0SS 1256-1012-0SS-C 1256-1012-0SS-I
14″ 1256-1014-0SS 1256-1014-0SS-C 1256-1014-0SS-I
16″ 1256-1016-0SS 1256-1016-0SS-C 1256-1016-0SS-I
11″ 12″ 1256-1112-0SS 1256-1112-0SS-C 1256-1112-0SS-I
14″ 1256-1114-0SS 1256-1114-0SS-C 1256-1114-0SS-I
16″ 1256-1116-0SS 1256-1116-0SS-C 1256-1116-0SS-I
12″ 12″ 1256-1212-0SS 1256-1212-0SS-C 1256-1212-0SS-I
14″ 1256-1214-0SS 1256-1214-0SS-C 1256-1214-0SS-I
16″ 1256-1216-0SS 1256-1216-0SS-C 1256-1216-0SS-I
13″ 12″ 1256-1312-0SS 1256-1312-0SS-C 1256-1312-0SS-I
14″ 1256-1314-0SS 1256-1314-0SS-C 1256-1314-0SS-I
16″ 1256-1316-0SS 1256-1316-0SS-C 1256-1316-0SS-I
18″ 1256-1318-0SS 1256-1318-0SS-C 1256-1318-0SS-I
14″ 14″ 1256-1414-0SS 1256-1414-0SS-C 1256-1414-0SS-I
16″ 1256-1416-0SS 1256-1416-0SS-C 1256-1416-0SS-I
18″ 1256-1418-0SS 1256-1418-0SS-C 1256-1418-0SS-I
20″ 1256-1420-0SS 1256-1420-00S-C 1256-1420-0SS-I
15″ 14″ 1256-1514-0SS 1256-1514-0SS-C 1256-1514-0SS-I
16″ 1256-1516-0SS 1256-1516-0SS-C 1256-1516-0SS-I
18″ 1256-1518-0SS 1256-1518-0SS-C 1256-1518-0SS-I
20″ 1256-1520-0SS 1256-1520-0SS-C 1256-1520-0SS-I
16″ 16″ 1256-1616-0SS 1256-1616-0SS-C 1256-1616-0SS-I
18″ 1256-1618-0SS 1256-1618-0SS-C 1256-1618-0SS-I
20″ 1256-1620-0SS 1256-1620-0SS-C 1256-1620-0SS-I
23″ 1256-1623-0SS 1256-1623-0SS-C 1256-1623-0SS-I
17″ 16″ 1256-1716-0SS 1256-1716-0SS-C 1256-1716-0SS-I
18″ 1256-1718-0SS 1256-1718-0SS-C 1256-1718-0SS-I
20″ 1256-1720-0SS 1256-1720-0SS-C 1256-1720-0SS-I
23″ 1256-1723-0SS 1256-1723-0SS-C 1256-1723-0SS-I
18″ 16″ 1256-1816-0SS 1256-1816-0SS-C 1256-1816-0SS-I
18″ 1256-1818-0SS 1256-1818-0SS-C 1256-1818-0SS-I
20″ 1256-1820-0SS 1256-1820-0SS-C 1256-1820-0SS-I
23″ 1256-1823-0SS 1256-1823-0SS-C 1256-1823-0SS-I
19″ 16″ 1256-1916-0SS 1256-1916-0SS-C 1256-1916-0SS-I
18″ 1256-1918-0SS 1256-1918-0SS-C 1256-1918-0SS-I
20″ 1256-1920-0SS 1256-1920-0SS-C 1256-1920-0SS-I
23″ 1256-1923-0SS 1256-1923-0SS-C 1256-1923-0SS-I
20″ 16″ 1256-2016-0SS 1256-2016-0SS-C 1256-2016-0SS-I
18″ 1256-2018-0SS 1256-2018-0SS-C 1256-2018-0SS-I
20″ 1256-2020-0SS 1256-2020-0SS-C 1256-2020-0SS-I
23″ 1208-2023-000 1218-2023-0SS-C 1256-2023-0SS-I

What colours are available to select from for my back support cover?


You can choose from Granite Grey, Ocean Blue, Royal Purple, Calypso Pink, Chilli Red, Mango Orange, Bumblebee Yellow, Leaf Green, or the standard Black, to brighten up your Spex cushion, back support, and head support!

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