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Wheelchair Backrests

JAY wheelchair backrests are designed to optimize function and comfort! We’ve designed our lateral back supports to be easy to use, and lightweight.  

Their contoured back shells, soft foam, and adjustable components offer stability and comfort to reduce fatigue and maximize function.

The extensive size and contour range means there is a wheelchair back to meet your exact needs. 

Ride in confidence knowing we've got your back!

JAY Fit 2U Back

JAY Fit 2U Back Wheelchair Back

Try it, Change it, and Rearrange it. For individuals who require a more complex seating solution.


JAY J3 Wheelchair Back

The most versatile JAY wheelchair backrest!

JAY J3 Carbon

JAY J3 Carbon Wheelchair Back

The support & stability you need to be active!


JAY ZIP Wheelchair Back

Lightweight, versatile, and designed just for kids

JAY Encompass

JAY Encompass Wheelchair Back

Fully individualised lateral thoracic support for aggressive positioning needs


JAY J2 Wheelchair Back

Designed for moderate postural needs and facilitates thoracic extension

JAY J2 Deep Contour

JAY J2 Deep Contour Wheelchair Back

Pelvic and trunk positioning back support

JAY J2 Plus

JAY J2 Plus Wheelchair Back

Superior positioning and support for bariatric clients

JAY Care

JAY Care Wheelchair Back

Lateral support and angle adjustability designed for fixed kyphotic postures


JAY GO Wheelchair Back

Comfort and convenience for basic needs

JAY Basic

JAY Basic Wheelchair Back

Solid back support for basic needs

JAY Focus Point

JAY Focus Point Wheelchair Back

Adjustable lateral thoracic support and angle adjustability for involved positioning needs

Frequently Asked Questions

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Occupational therapists will be able to assist you and advise in regards to good positioning - and what would be the correct equipment to use.

There are numerous advantages, including the greater postural support and a good alignment of the back structure. Pressure distribution is also improved, and also stability, comfort and functionality.

Whether they're fitted on Sunrise Medical wheelchairs or other wheelchairs made by other companies, JAY's back fasteners are universal - and will cover a large number of backrest tubes.

Step One: Contour Depth
Contour Depths determine how much lateral  back  support and where the best location of the support is needed.
Step Two: Level of Support
Identify the proper level of support the client will need to sit properly and function as independently as possible. There are four postural support height levels available in the JAY J3 wheelchair backs range: Lower Thoracic (LT), Mid Thoracic (MT), Upper Thoracic (UT), and Shoulder Height (SH).
Step Three: Back Support Height
Determine the proper height of the back support. Each of the four level of support option for the backs come in three sizes (small, medium, tall) to accommodate for varying torso heights.
Step Four: Back Width
Take the measurements of the widest part of the back to determine the proper wheelchair back width.

 Step Five: Hardware
Depending on the wheelchair backrest  you choose, there multiple different hardware options to suit your needs:

  • 2-point (standard or extended) – easy to install, quick-release hardware

  • 4-point (standard or extended) – quick-release hardware that withstands greater force by distributing across four mounting locations.

  • Lite Mount – fixed hardware for a rigid mount

Step Six: Accessories & Additional Supports
Determine if the client needs additional equipment to best support him/her. The MT, UT, and SH configurations of the wheelchair backs  are able to accommodate additional positioning components including wheelchair headrests and lateral thoracic supports (fixed and swing-away options).
Please note: when selecting any piece of seating and mobility equipment we strongly encourage a complete assessment (including a mat evaluation) of the client be conducted by an experienced clinician and complex rehabilitation technology supplier