Footplate Foot Holder Straps
- Important Information
Some patients are not able to control their feet and the feet slip forward or backwards off wheelchair footplates. To help prevent this slipping, the Footplate Foot Holder Straps 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 some 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.
To Fit: 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 has sat down and put their foot on the footplate, then the 1.6cm / 0.6″Heel Strap is placed behind their shoe and done up. Then the 3.8cm / 1.2″ Foot Strap is done up over top of the shoe.
Sold as a pair.
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.