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Adapted calf strap, from behind
Adapted calf strap, from behind

Adapted calf strap, from the front
Adapted calf strap, from the front

Standard Panthera calf strap, photo: from  www.panthera.se/index-eng.html
Standard Panthera calf strap, photo: from www.panthera.se/index-eng.html

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Wheelchair - adapted calf strap

A broad padded calf strap makes sitting in Panthera wheelchair more comfortable

Description
A broad quilted strap is attached at the bottom of the rear foot bar frame of a Panthera wheelchair.

Authors comments
Panthera’s standard calf strap is a narrow strap that sits on the front of the frame higher up (see photo 3) and can be experienced as hard and sharp. The adapted calf strap is broader and softer and distributes the pressure much better.

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

Manufacturer
User’s relative

Idea
The user’s

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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