Some people are not able to control their feet and they may slip forwards or backwards off wheelchair footplates. The Footplate Foot Holder Straps can help prevent the feet slipping.
They attach to the footplate and the fasten. Fasten 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 5cm / 2″ wide Strap wrapped around the footplate. 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 / 1.5″ Foot Strap over top of the shoe.
This product is sold as a pair.
General Public Restraint Authorisation Letter
If this product is purchased for use in a private home, we require authorisation from a suitable person. This is to ensure it will be used correctly and safely by the family and/or carers, and that using it will not be dangerous. Examples of a suitable person who is able to sign the letter are: Occupational Therapist; Physiotherapist; Clinical Nurse Manager; Registered Nurse; Doctor; or another suitably qualified person. Please return a copy to us when ordering. Note: 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.