Questions and answers

Are wheelchair leg rests interchangeable?

Are wheelchair leg rests interchangeable?

Two-Piece Footrest Two-piece footrests are usually seen in standard wheelchairs and most of them are replaceable.

What is an articulating leg rest?

Articulating Leg Rests are those that extend as they are elevated. This is an important feature for those who need to be able to change the angle of the leg rests from time to time.

How can I make my wheelchair more comfortable?

Check out 10 easy ways to bring your wheelchair into the land of comfort, and never again complain about an achey back.

  1. 1) Try a ROHO Cushion.
  2. 2) Lumbar Support.
  3. 3) Cushioned Arm Rests.
  4. 4) Adjust Your Footrest.
  5. 5) Cross Your Legs.
  6. 6) Try a Jay Backrest.
  7. 7) Lateral Side Supports.
  8. 8) Avoid Bulky Clothing.

What is the correct position of the footrest on a wheelchair?

What Is the Correct Way to Set Up a Wheelchair Footplate? The correct position is when the user is sat with their buttocks all the way to the backrest with their thigh parallel to the seat. The angle behind the knee should be less than 90° with the feet flat on the footrests.

What is the proper way to elevate your legs?

How to elevate your legs

  1. Move into a comfortable reclining or lying down position.
  2. Position your legs so they’re above the level of your heart. Use a pillow to achieve this.
  3. Keep your legs elevated for about 15 minutes.
  4. Do this 3 to 4 times each day.

Which is Invacare elevating legrests do you need?

Make sure this fits by entering your model number. This Invacare wheelchair elevating legrest features a no-tools front rigging design for easy attachment to Invacare Manual Wheelchairs. 1 pair of elevating legrests with durable composite footplates.

What do the leg rests on a wheelchair do?

They are sturdy and fairly lightweight. When on the wheelchair they swing all the way back to ‘fold’ neatly on the side of the chair and the padded leg rests and foot pedals also flip up – it barely adds anything to the width of the chair when folded – this is important when we need to fold and store the chair in a vehicle, etc.

How big are the footrests on a wheelchair?

Footrest adjusts in and out too, at small increments of around 1/4 inch each (very good design). NOTE: All wheelchairs take some patience and mechanical savvy to adjust for person using it – once understood, you’ll be pleased with this affordable replacement.

How big is the cushion on a legrest?

Leg/calf support and cushion is comfortable, adjustable and moves out of the way like the footrest to easily let user (my girlfriend) step in and out. Footrest adjusts in and out too, at small increments of around 1/4 inch each (very good design).