Wheelchair – strap that holds wheelchair cushion in place

Wheelchair transfers are easier when the cushion doesn’t slide around or bend

Wheelchair cushion attached with strap
Wheelchair cushion attached with strap

Description
A strap with Velcro closure is attached between the wheelchair frame and the seat upholstery and is attached around the wheelchair cushion.

Users comments
The strap holds the cushion in place. It makes transfers easier. The broader and smoother the material of the strap, the easier it is to make the transfer.

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

Made by
The user

Whose idea
The user’s

This tip is from 2009

Attachment strap, open
Attachment strap, open

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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.