Wheelchair – adapted calf strap

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

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

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

Users 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.

Made by
User’s relative

Whose idea
The user’s

This tip is from 2009

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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Tipsare: Tomas

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.