Wheelchair – Engblom comfort footrest

Padded footrest on wheelchair prevents pressure ulcers when barefoot

User with feet on footrest
User with feet on footrest

Description
A piece of plywood is covered with soft fabric. Two hooks are screwed into the bottom, which are hooked onto the front tube of the wheelchair foot bar.

Users comments
The footrest allows the user to be barefoot and air his feet without resting them against the cold metal foot bar.

This tip is part of the series ‘5 tips to make your Panthera more comfortable,’ see associated tips.

Made by
The user

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user’s

Editors comments
See also www.spinalistips.se/tips-fotplatta-1075.html

This tip is from 2009

Footrest covered in soft fabric
Footrest covered in soft fabric
Bottom of footrest with 2 hooks
Bottom of footrest with 2 hooks
User hooks footrest onto foot bar
User hooks footrest onto foot bar

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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.