Modified thigh strap

Strap that holds together a wheelchair user’s thighs, modified so that persons with impaired hand function can close it without assistance

User with strap around thighs
User with strap around thighs

Description
A strong strap with a Velcro closure holds the user’s thighs together when he sits in the wheelchair. Large loops on either end enable the user to close the strap without assistance.

Made by
User’s partner (loops)

This tip is from 2007

User attaches thigh strap with loops
User attaches thigh strap with loops
Thigh strap with Velcro closure and loops
Thigh strap with Velcro closure and loops

Tipsare: Mats

Mats lives in an apartment together with his partner. He is retired. He was injured in 1988 and has a tetraplegia (C6-7). Through hand surgery his grip function improved in both hands. He has personal assistance about 10 hours a day.