Spex Manta
Back Support

Simplistic to Sophisticated… Clean to Complex… Effortless to Elaborate…

Whatever your needs are, the Spex Manta offers a premium back support solution, whether that be forming a crucial part of a complex seating system, or providing a nice comfortable and supportive hug for the user of a simplistic set-up.
The Manta has your back!

The Manta offers a solid shell with unique built-in lateral wings that are width, height and angle adjustable to give excellent lateral stability. An upholstery wrap offers comfort and secure spine and trunk support.


Designed for the individual who:

  • Requires a solid back support to support minimal deformities or stability needs
  • Requires minimal to moderate postural support
  • Has improved trunk/pelvic positioning whilst maintaining propelling efficiency
  • Has mild-moderate torso asymmetries
  • Has greater functionality as there is minimal hardware between the client and the lateral supports
  • Fully adjustable and repositionable lateral ‘wings’ means that the therapist/clinician can ensure the right support in the right place for the user
  • Slick and non-obtrusive yet provides the right amount of spine and lateral stability for many different postural needs
  • Lightweight solid aluminium back support with quick-release hardware
  • Wrap upholstery section gives conforming comfort
  • Offers exceptional trunk stability
  • Minimal contouring, and includes a positioning kit for further postural enhancements
  • Add headrests and other positioning supports if more support is required
Videos &
Spex Manta Back Support: Effective Contouring Tips
Spex Manta Back Support: What are the Benefits?
How to Install and Adjust: Spex Quad Mount Quick-Release Hardware
Weight Capacity
Size Options
Manta Lateral Wing Sizes
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)

Thickness of the back support padding is 4 cm. This thickness does not include any contouring support pads that are often placed between the back support padding and the back support shell to provide more precise support. Codes for Spare Outer Covers add a “-C”, for example: “1254-1214-000-C” .

Wheelchair Width Height Back Support Code
12″ 14″ 1254-1214-000
16″ 1254-1216-000
14″ 16″ 1254-1416-000
18″ 1254-1418-000
16″ 18″ 1254-1618-000
20″ 1254-1620-000
17″ 18″ 1254-1718-000
20″ 1254-1720-000
18″ 18″ 1254-1818-000
20″ 1254-1820-000
20″ 18″ 1254-2018-000
20″ 1254-2020-000
Size 0 Size 1 Size 2

Manta Back Support Size Lateral Wings Max. Internal Width (A) Min. Internal Width (A)
10-12″ Size 0 Scripted Back Width -3.5″
(eg. 12″ Manta = 8.5″)
Scripted Back Width -4.5″
(eg. 12″ Manta = 7.5″)
13-15″ Size 1 Scripted Back Width -3.5″
(eg. 14″ Manta = 12″)
Scripted Back Width -5″
(eg. 14″ Manta = 9″)
16″+ Size 2 Scripted Back Width -1.5″
(eg. 16″ Manta = 14.5″)
Scripted Back Width -5″
(eg. 16″ Manta = 11″)