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Stretching your imagination, Expo edition

We've posted before about some of the possibilities for using our cushioned, machine-wash/dry, Velcro®-style Universal Elastic Strap (UES), which some of us call a utility infielder. At the LA Abilities Expo, we heard new ways that wheelers can use it, and did on-the-spot testing to prove what it can do. These included:

  • Anchoring a user who can stand for short periods, to the back of her chair for hitting golf balls
  • Helping a pianist reach the keyboard
  • Security in wheeling to the pool
  • Stability for bouncing legs, wrapped around upper or lower legs
  • Keeping user and pool floats together
  • For little kids needing an ankle prompt, we used an Extension Strap, normally an add-on to the UES, since it's shorter (28") and narrower
  • Chest prompt for motor vehicle support, in addition to shoulder belt
  • And, of course, simple chest or hip support in an "all day or not" setting is always an option

Of course, for users who need something mounted to the wheelchair, our catalog features a full line of shoulder, chest, hip, ankle and foot support. But for other positioning needs, the UES excels. We saw some really old straps and they looked good (remember that machine/wash dry applies to all our soft supports!)

We thank all the users who stopped by! And if you're interested in your own strap, you can find it on line at Rehabmart or Medicaleshop. Or if you live in CA, DE, MT, NH, OR or WA, call Customer Service at 800 547 5716!

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