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  1. #1
    Senior Member
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    Jun 2009
    south eastern Australia

    TARTA back

    Has anyone got a TARTA back on their chair? I'm about to get a new chair and am getting this Italian made back.
    I have developed some scoliosis over the years and my OT recommended getting this type of back on my new chair. The backs are comprised of a series of adjustable aluminium staves that can be curved for individual fit. They look kinda like vertebrae.
    Pretty expensive, in Australia $2,000

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    Mar 2008
    Perth, Western Australia
    We considered it for my son, as the concept looks good, but unfortunately the staves/ribs don't go far enough around the body for my son's purpose. He's now got a Vigour backrest (made in NZ, and that may be the model name, not the backrest, I'm not sure) with fairly substantial laterals. It works well for him.
    Gordon, father of son who became t6 paraplegic at the age of 4 in 2007 as a result of surgery to remove a spinal tumour.

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    ive had a trial of one and it adds alot of weight to the back of the chair, not only just for tippyness but lifting it in and out the chair, i know you can unclip it but that was an extra thing to do which i didnt want.

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