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    Solutions for keeping feet from sliding off front of footrest

    I have a customer who inquired about solutions to help prevent his feet from sliding off the front end of his solid cover footrest. He was thinking that a second calf strap mounted in front of his legs would work. I'm looking for more other solutions aside from grip tape applied to the footrest. Look forward to hearing your suggestions. Thanks.
    stephen@bike-on.com

    #2
    Sliding off like just slipping off or spasticity-type kicking off?

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      #3
      Originally posted by funklab View Post
      Sliding off like just slipping off or spasticity-type kicking off?
      Since the information was passed to me secondhand, I was not provided with detail. So. . . I'll take your solution for each scenario.
      stephen@bike-on.com

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        #4
        I had the same issue and largely solved it by buying a cheap, black kneeling pad at K-Mart. I cut the pad to exactly fit the footrest and attached footrest to pad by using sticky back velcro strips. The padding of the pad is enough to provide way better traction for feet to remain in place. The pad can quickly be removed when I want to use FreeWheel.

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          #5
          The rugby and tennis players use a ratchet strap across their feet.
          I've put bike toe clips on someones chair.
          Put bike clip-on shoes on one.
          Industrial velcro. Make sure the pile goes on the bottom of the shoe. And I don't know how well it works in really hot places, if the glue would melt.
          I've also thought of trying magnets, but not gotten roundtoit.

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            #6
            Be careful putting a restraint on feet or lower legs, esp. to manage spasticity. I have seen fractures (broken bones) caused by this. In addition, attaching feet to foot rests can result in a much more severe fall if you fall from your chair.

            A piece of Dycem would be my first choice for the footplate, and worth a try before resorting to tying the legs down.

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              #7
              If I had to I'd use some heavy duty Velcro on the footplate and bottom of my shoes. Strong enough to hold, but weak enough to break free for transfers and falls. wouldn't last forever but would be very cheap and easy to replace.
              "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

              "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                #8
                I just glue rubber to the footrests. Yes, definitely never do anything like Velcro strapping your feet to rests, I've seen bad broken legs doing this.
                "Life is about how you
                respond to not only the
                challenges you're dealt but
                the challenges you seek...If
                you have no goals, no
                mountains to climb, your
                soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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                  #9
                  I put a thin piece of memory foam under my soles. No glue or anything, just seems to stick for some reason. Really helps to keep my Teva sandals from slipping off the shower chair footrests. My wet feet slip right off and soap doesn't help. Also wear the sandals so my feet don't twist/slip and rest against the metal posts that hold the back straps.
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                    #10
                    Is the footplate high enough, and does he have drop foot?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Andy View Post
                      Is the footplate high enough, and does he have drop foot?
                      I am currently not wearing a right shoe. My foot has been bandaged for 3 1/2 months. I wore a sandal shoe from my podiatrist half the time, then a multi-podus boot when it finally arrived.
                      Then the instep got a wound and I put the old sandal on and got a wound on my big toe, so stopped using any boot/shoe. And am reading this because the foot falls off! Then I realized that I may be developing drop foot!
                      How long does it take for that to set in?
                      69yo male T12 complete since 1995
                      NW NJ

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                        #12
                        Have always kept my feet on the heel loops so my toes would never stick out over the edge of the footplate against mashed by a door.

                        Now because my deformity and the fact that I do not wear shoes, they always fall off three times before I got the work in the morning (still wore a tie).

                        Now what I do is Velcro. Put a piece of Velcro on the bottom of your shoe and a piece of Velcro on the footplate and they will stay.

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                          #13
                          check out a padded foot plate from wheelcomfort.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by gcblarsen View Post
                            check out a padded foot plate from wheelcomfort.
                            I love that thing. I use one most of the time, since I don't wear shoes around the house. Simple to make, too. When mine wears out I plan on bending some heat moldable Kydex and gluing on foam instead of paying another $45. Holds socked feet well, too. Mine has formed decent impressions of my feet.
                            "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                            "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                              #15
                              I solve mine of doing by buying a good shoe with decent tread on bottom now the only time off is spams

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