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Engbloms mysfotplatta, (svensk text)

User with feet on footrest
User with feet on footrest

Footrest covered in soft fabric
Footrest covered in soft fabric

Bottom of footrest with 2 hooks
Bottom of footrest with 2 hooks

User hooks footrest onto foot bar
User hooks footrest onto foot bar

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Engblom comfort footrest

Padded footrest on wheelchair prevents pressure ulcers when barefoot

Description
A piece of plywood is covered with soft fabric. Two hooks are screwed into the bottom, which are hooked onto the front tube of the wheelchair foot bar.

Authors comments
The footrest allows the user to be barefoot and air his feet without resting them against the cold metal foot bar.

This tip is part of the series ‘5 tips to make your Panthera more comfortable,’ see associated tips.

Manufacturer
The user

Idea
The user’s

Paid for by
The user

Editors comments
See also www.spinalistips.se/tips-fotplatta-1075.html

Tip is dated from 2009

Categories for this tip
looking after ones health » preventing/healing ulcers, mobility » moving around by wheelchair, Tips and tricks from people with Low tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C7- Th1, ASIA A, B).

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