Foot rest on wheelchair

The foot rest helps position feet properly and prevents pressure ulcers when the user does not wear shoes

User with feet on foot rest
User with feet on foot rest

Description
A foot rest on the Panthera wheelchair, an accessory from Panthera.

Users comments
The user is extremely satisfied with the foot rest. If she does not use it and has her feet on the foot bar, her feet wind up between the tubes of the foot bar. The foot rest also prevents ulcers on her feet. The pressure is evenly distributed across the foot. This is especially important when she does not wear shoes.

Made by
Panthera, www.panthera.se (last checked May 2017)

Paid for by
County council

Editors comments
See also www.spinalistips.se/tips-fotplatta-1075.html and www.spinalistips.se/tips-engbloms-mysfotplatta-998.html

This tip is from 2008

Foot rest (close-up)
Foot rest (close-up)

Tipsare: Karolina

Karolina lives together with her family in a house. She is working part time. She was injured in 2006 and has a tetraplegia (C7). She has 12 hours personal assistance a day.