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Wheelchair footrest holders

  • Robert Monk
  • Berkshire
  • BK2022/077
  • Complete
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In order to take the client out of the wheelchair, the horizontal foot rest needs to be pivoted to a vertical position, and held there by a carer during transfer, as the manufacturer has made no provision for holding it in the vertical position. 

The solution

Use of Velcro tape provided a solution. Aluminium plates were screwed to existing brackets on either side of the chair frame. They were used to clamp short strips of cloth-backed tape which were then wrapped around the sides of the vertical foot rest and meshed with a wider strip of adhesive-backed tape across the underside of the foot rest.

 

The benefit

The carers can now give their full attention to their client.

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