Category: Arthritis

Foot Shields For Wheelchairs.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Bumper-like foot shield for a wheelchair to protect the feet in case of a collision. It can also be used to push a ball in some wheelchair sports. Describes a six inch high foot shield for a wheelchair made of vacuum-formed 3/16 inch high-density polyethylene and attached to the footrest with three tubes. Includes photographs and a diagram. COMMENTS: Suggests that except for the polyethylene portion the guard can be manufactured in any shop. Designed by Royal Ottawa Regional Rehabilitation Center, Ottawa, Ontario. SKILLS REQUIRED: Plastics. Assembly. AUTHOR: Sibille, J; Layeux, G; O'Riain, M D TITLE: Foot Shields for Wheelchairs JOURNAL: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation REF: Vol 65 no 2, Feb 1984: p 101-102 PAGES (including cover): 2 1984.

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