leg lifter

leg lifter

An assistive device used to move the lower extremities from one place or surface to another; it typically consists of a large loop attached to a manually operated handle that encircles and lifts the foot or thigh. It is used by people who have difficulty moving their legs as a result of edema, joint disease, obesity, stroke, or other disabilities.
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The hybrid Wilderness Systems Commander 120's Freedom Elite Seating provides greater perspective for fishermen, aft and forward movement, a leg lifter and oversize backrest.
We listened and three years later we have the totally redesigned Leg Lifter Mk2, which has taken off and created huge interest and new contracts at REHACARE and Medica in Germany.
In 2005 with the help of a Capability Building grant from NZTE, we exhibited at Naidex and from that gained a UK distributor, who made an initial purchase of 20 Leg Lifters.
A TRY a Leg Lifter, an inflatable cushion that attaches to the side of your bed.
You can also buy a manual Leg Lifter, a material strap with a stirrup at the bottom.
The Powered Leg Lifter was developed in response to requests from OT's who had problems with clients not being able to move their feet into bed independently.
Multifit had two objectives: to identify prospective distributors that were both suitable and interested in the leg lifter and to get feedback from Community OT's.
This meant looking at short-listed distributors in some detail, with one of the evaluation factors being "what impact would the Multifit leg lifter have on their business?
Arm and Leg Lifter Purpose: To strengthen and stretch the extensor