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Category: Gait Belt

Standing Belt.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Stand belt helps individuals lacking functional standing balance. The standing belt is made from a leather weight-lifting belt to which is riveted a boat- trailer strap (both items are available in major sporting goods stores). The trailer strap has a buckle to adjust the length. It is attached to the belt at the center with four or five rivets. most trailer straps have S-hooks at one or both ends. These are replaced with snap hooks for easy attachment to eye hooks which are embedded approximately 30 inches apart on a table or countertop. Belt is adjusted to provide some anterioposterior and side-to-side movement. Person must have enough control to keep upper body in an upright position while standing. Includes photographs and drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: King II, Theodore TITLE: A Standing Belt REF: Journal article: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol 43, No 7, pp 471-473. PAGES (including cover):3 1989.

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