Tips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
Wheelchair – adapted calf strap
A broad padded calf strap makes sitting in Panthera wheelchair more comfortable
A broad quilted strap is attached at the bottom of the rear foot bar frame of a Panthera wheelchair.
Panthera’s standard calf strap is a narrow strap that sits on the front of the frame higher up (see photo far below) 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.
Tomas lives in an apartment together with his partner. He works part time as a photographer. He was injured in 1983 and has a low tetraplegia. He has home help one hour a day.
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