Footplate Foot Holder Straps
- Important Information
Some people are not able to control their feet, and they may slip forward or backwards off wheelchair footplates. The Footplate Foot Holder Straps can help prevent the feet slipping.
They are attached to the footplate and then done up over the top of the shoe and around the back of the heel. Once done up, the foot should remain in place.
If the patient is not wearing shoes, we suggest they wear socks to prevent the strap cutting into the foot.
Remember that the patient must understand that when their feet are in the Straps, they are not able to stand up and walk away, unless they or someone else can undo the Strap.
Place the Straps on the footplate with the 50mm wide Strap wrapped around the footplate and firmly secured under it. Note: The 1.6cm / 0.6″ wide Heel Strap should be at the back.
When the patient is sitting with their foot on the footplate, the 1.6cm / 0.6″Heel Strap is placed behind their shoe. Attach the 3.8cm / 1.2″ Foot Strap over top of the shoe.
Sold as a pair.
Please see the Important Information tab which includes General Public Restraint Authorisation information.
Item # 1150
Attach Hook & Loop Tape and wash up to 80°C (176°F). Air dry in the shade, or tumble dry on a cool setting, ensuring the drum is cool. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing.
Ensure this product is safe to use. If the person tries to get up from the wheelchair they may fall over and be injured.
General Public Restraint Authorisation Letter: Because this product is a restraint, we require authorisation from an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Clinical Nurse Manager, Registered Nurse, Doctor, or other suitably qualified person, to ensure it will be used correctly and safely by the family and/or carers. This letter is not required when we send restraints to aged care facilities or hospitals because their staff are already trained in their safe use.
Click here to print the letter template, and please return a copy to us when ordering.