Securing feet to wheelchair foot bar

Foot strap for feet – suitable for wheelchair users with spasticity

Strap to secure feet to wheelchair foot bar
Strap to secure feet to wheelchair foot bar

A strap that secures feet to the wheelchair foot bar.

Users comments
The strap is reasonably discreet and blends in with the wheelchair and feet. The user usually wears black shoes. The user experiences severe spasticity of the legs and feet in the morning. The strap keeps the legs in place. It even works well for downhill use, allowing the user to maintain speed without worrying because feet are well secured.

Be careful not to secure the strap too tightly, to avoid red marks.

Paid for by
County council

Whose idea
Hjälmedelscentralen (Technical aid center) and the user

This tip is from 2007

Securing strap, open
Securing strap, open

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Tipsare: Yasmin

Yasmin lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1999 and has a C-5 tetraplgia. Through hand surgery her grip function improved. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day, 7 hours of those are assistance on call.